Simple Assault

Phoenix Simple Assault  Defense Lawyer

Penalties for Simple Assault

People convicted of simple assault stand to face an assortment of serious legal consequences. Although simple assault is considered a misdemeanor offense, the penalties following a conviction can include between 30 days and 6 months jail, probation, large fines, community service, mandatory counseling, restitution to the victim, and more. However, by hiring an aggressive and knowledgeable Phoenix assault attorney like Raymond Kimble, you will significantly increase your chances of overcoming your charges and avoiding these life-altering penalties.

Protect Your Future

If you have been charged with simple assault, it is vital that you contact a highly skilled criminal lawyer immediately. Phoenix assault lawyer Raymond Kimble has been defending people charged with assault for many years, and has the level of experience and skill it takes to effectively handle these types of cases. Mr. Kimble knows how to prepare a solid assault defense, challenge the prosecution's evidence and negotiate a reduction or dismissal of the charges.

With a seasoned Tempe criminal defense lawyer on your case, you will have your rights protected as your attorney fights to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf. Attorney Raymond Kimble has successfully represented hundreds of individuals throughout Arizona over the last twenty years who have been charged with simple assault.

Types of Simple Assault in Arizona:

According to the Arizona State Statutes, a person may be charged with misdemeanor or “simple” assault if they:

  • Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause any physical injury to another person;  
  • Intentionally place another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury 
  • Knowingly touch another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke that person.

There is no distinction between assault and battery in Arizona. According to the statutes, assault is intentionally causing physical injury to another person as well as threatening physical injury. Assaults of this type are considered misdemeanors. However, potential penalties are still severe.

Call (480) 833-8613 for an Immediate Consultation:

At The Law Offices of Raymond A. Kimble, we will work hard to develop a strong defense by conducting a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your case, retaining evidence that supports your side of the story, and exploiting holes in the prosecution's argument to get the court on your side. For more information on the legal services we provide, contact us today.