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Aggravated assault and its consequences in Arizona

People who commit assault of any kind will face some type of consequences in the state of Arizona.  Aggravated assault is taken even more seriously, and those convicted of this felony face major penalties.  

There are many different circumstances that constitute aggravated assault, and they are often classified in groups based off who the victim is, what type of weapon is used, the type of injuries sustained and the mental state of the one committing the crime. 

According to the Arizona Legislature, the use of any type of deadly weapon, such as a gun or knife, is considered aggravated assault even if physical injury did not occur. Even using a weapon to threaten may result in a felony. The identified victim also constitutes whether or not the assault is considered to be aggravated. In Arizona, these victims include public servants such as priests, teachers, firefighters, healthcare practitioners, prosecutors or other judicial officials, peace officers or constables.

Other factors that make it an aggravated assault include:

  • Serious injuries
  • Victim is restrained
  • The victim is a minor
  • Home invasion with the intent to assault

According to FindLaw, aggravated assault is considered to be a Class 2 to Class 5 felony, depending on the type of act and who the victim is. Because it is seen as a dangerous offense, those who are convicted face strict consequences. Even if it is the first time the person is convicted, prison time is mandatory. The length of sentencing varies, but the felon can possibly face 15 years in jail for a first offense.


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