The phrase “assault and battery,” while common in everyday usage, isn’t recognized in Arizona. Instead, Arizona recognizes two categories of criminal assault: aggravated assaults are prosecuted as felonies, and simple assaults are considered misdemeanors. In or near the Tucson area, if you are arrested and faced with simple assault charges or with an aggravated assault charge, you’ll need to obtain reliable legal advice and vigorous defense representation – swiftly. Violations of the assault laws are aggressively prosecuted in Arizona. If you face charges for assault in or near the Tucson area, arrange at once to speak with an experienced Tucson assault attorney at the law firm of Ariano & Associates, PLLC.


Simple assault is defined under Arizona law as causing physical injury to another person, knowingly making another person fear immediate physical injury, or touching another person to humiliate, injure, or provoke that person. If a weapon is used, if a severe injury happens, or if the victim is a minor or under some circumstances a public employee such as a firefighter or a police officer, the crime is aggravated assault. A misdemeanor assault conviction may be penalized by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of $500 to $2,500. For felony assault, the penalty will depend on the details of the crime and the offender’s prior criminal history, but a 20-year prison sentence is possible when the aggravated assault is considered egregious. You’ll need aggressive legal help at once if you’re charged with assault in the Tucson area. Ariano & Associates, PLLC offer that help.


A criminal defense lawyer with the Tucson law firm of Ariano & Associates is the attorney you need if you or someone you love faces charges for assault in the Tucson area. Ariano & Associates offers a free consultation to all new and prospective clients. An assault law attorney can review the details of your case and explain the Arizona assault law and other pertinent criminal laws along with explaining your legal rights and options. If you are charged with criminal assault in or near the Tucson area, now or in the future, speak with an experienced Tucson assault attorney with Ariano & Associates by calling (602) 207-8777 as quickly as possible.