Assault, whether it is felony aggravated assault or misdemeanor simple assault, is the most commonly charged violent offenses. This is due to the fact that “assault” can actually encompass a number of behaviors. The crime is also frequently charged in conjunction with other crimes as a way for the prosecution to “stack” allegations against the accused. This stacking of charges allows the prosecution to increase the maximum potential sentence a defendant can be given if convicted. Our Phoenix criminal defense attorney understands the various types of assault charges and is able to offer assistance. Contact our attorney today to schedule an initial consultation.
Phoenix defense lawyer handling felony and misdemeanor assault charges
Assault can be charged when one is accused of physically harming, threatening, or causing fear of physical harm to another person. Such charges may may range from a misdemeanor and carry a maximum sentence of six months in jail to aggravated felony charges with a minimum sentence of five years in prison. The severity of the charge will increase as the harm suffered by the victim increases. If the offense involved a family member then one will likely face domestic violence charges. Misdemeanor charges will be heard by either the Municipal or Justice Courts while felonies will be heard by the Superior Court. Hiring counsel who is versed in handling such matters can make the difference between an acquittal or one’s being labeled as a violent offender.
Bretton Barber is a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer aggressively defending those accused of assault. Once retained he will immediately obtain the police reports, witness statements, security footage, and any other evidence. If the facts warrant it then he will file to keep eyewitness identifications out of Court in order to prevent undue prejudice. If your matter is charged as felony assault then your preliminary hearing will be used to challenge whether the case should even be allowed to proceed.Our attorney understands the gravity of the situation and he will give it the attention it deserves. 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.
Criminal defense attorney prioritizing the client-lawyer relationship
One of the biggest complaints people have about their attorney is that they can never be reached. Bretton Barber started the Barber Law Group because he believed that clients deserve an attorney who is accessible and can answer their questions. Bretton provides his clients with his personal cell phone number. He utilizes texting, email, and phone calls to communicate with clients quickly and immediately. He makes himself available to answer questions outside of normal business hours. Bretton understands that if you are charged with a crime then it is important to be up to date on your case and he works hard to keep clients informed at all times. If you have been charged with assault, you are in danger of being labeled a violent offender. Contact our office today.