Tempe Aggravated Assault Attorneys
Aggressive Defense for the Accused in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa & Beyond
In certain circumstances, Arizona has deemed that someone who commits assault must receive more punishment than what would be available under the ordinary assault statute (see our Assault practice area page for more information on ordinary assault). Under those circumstances, the state will charge the person with aggravated assault under A.R.S. 13-1204.
If you have been charged with aggravated assault, you face very serious penalties, including years in prison and harsh fines. A conviction will threaten your freedom, your rights, and your entire future. You need an aggressive defense team on your side; you need Oliverson & Huss Law PLLC. With over 40 years of combined experience, our Tempe aggravated assault defense attorneys are prepared to fight for you.
When Is Ordinary Assault Charged as Aggravated Assault?
There are several elements that can cause an ordinary assault to be charged as an aggravated assault, including:
- Causing serious physical injury or substantial disfigurement to another
- Use of a deadly weapon during the offense
- Restraining the victim
- Defendant is over the age of 18 who is alleged to have assaulted a victim who is 15 years or younger
- Victim is a police officer, firefighter, teacher, health care provider, prison guard, or prosecutor
Penalties for Aggravated Assault in Arizona
For a first-offense aggravated assault, you could be sentenced to serve 5 to 15 years in prison. If you have any prior felony conviction or other aggravating circumstances, your sentence could be substantially harsher. It is absolutely vital that you get an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side immediately to begin your representation.
Why Choose Oliverson & Huss Law PLLC?
Attorney Derek Oliverson is a highly accomplished criminal defense attorney with prior experience in law enforcement and has served as a prosecutor and a judge. Attorney Jeremy Huss also brings more than 20 years of experience to his practice, including past experience serving as a prosecutor. This in-depth understanding of all sides of the law affords our attorneys a unique insight into the criminal justice system. Armed with this knowledge, they are well-equipped to help you navigate the legal process. We take a team approach to every case, pooling our skill, experience, resources, and knowledge to build powerful defense strategies for our clients.
Over 40 Years of Collective Experience
Over the length of their careers, the attorneys at Oliverson & Huss have helped thousands of people successfully fight their criminal charges.
Former Prosecutors & a Former Judge
As former prosecutors, police officers and judges, our attorneys have experience on all sides of the law. This special insight allows them to better defend your case.
Highly Communicative & Responsive
Our attorneys will work closely with you, diligently keeping you fully informed and updated on your case from beginning to end.
Team Approach to Your Case
At Oliverson & Huss, you get access to three experienced attorneys who work together to achieve the best possible result for you.
When it comes to defending our clients, we believe two heads are better than one. When you hire us, you get a team of attorneys who will look at your case and offer their perspective in an effort to get you the best possible result.