Misdemeanor assault is one of the most common charges filed in Municipal and Justice Court. Misdemeanor assault is often the result of a domestic argument, a bar fight, or another type of private altercation. If you have been charged with this offense then it is important to understand that a conviction means having a criminal record and your being labeled as a violent criminal. If you are facing the criminal process the you need a defense attorney who will aggressively protect your interests. Bretton Barber is a Phoenix area lawyer who understands the gravity of such situations and will give your case the attention it deserves. Call today to schedule an initial consultation.
Arizona criminal defense lawyer working to protect those charged with a misdemeanor due to an assault
Arizona residents may be charged with misdemeanor assault as a result of several different behaviors. Charges may be brought when one injures another person in some way, when one threatens another person with injury, or when one causes another person to fear that they will be injured. Misdemeanor assault charges will either be heard in Municipal Court or Justice Court, depending on where the incident occurred. If one is disputing the charges, claiming self defense, or otherwise defending against the allegations, then the case will be decided through a bench trial. This means the Judge will be the one to decide innocence or guilt. If the matter involved a family member then one will likely be facing domestic violence charges. Also, if serious harm occurred, or if a weapon was used, then one can expect to face felony assault charges. Hiring an attorney who is familiar with this process is key to your future.
Bretton Barber is a Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense lawyer who assists those facing accusations of assault. Once retained, Bretton will immediately obtain the police reports, witness statements, as well as any other evidence relating to the incident. He will determine if one has a viable self-defense claim or whether the case involves a matter of mistaken identity. If eyewitness identifications are involved then he will explore the possibility of filing a Motion to prevent those witnesses from testifying in Court. Bretton will be there for you each step of the way and ensure you know what to expect from the process. In addition to Phoenix we represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.
Phoenix area attorney providing straightforward legal advice to those charged with misdemeanor assault
Phoenix residents charged with misdemeanor assault may make the mistake of not taking the charge seriously as it is not a felony. However, given that this offense involves harm or the threat of harm to another you can rest assured that the Court will take it very seriously. Bretton will treat your case with the level of attention it deserves and will give you straightforward legal advice regarding your situation throughout the process. He will also stay in contact with you throughout the process and make himself available if you have questions. You are facing serious charges and you should recognize that this is not a “do it yourself” project. Contact our attorney today.