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2016-07-08

I’ve been Charged with Assault in Arizona: What to Expect | Part II

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In our last blog post we discussed some of the expectations one might have when dealing with assault charges. The two categories we discussed were Misdemeanor Assault and Aggravated Assault in Arizona. However, there are other charges that fall under the category of assault that you might not be aware of. These are Threatening or Intimidating and Endangerment.

Threatening or Intimidating

Threatening and intimidating are indeed categories of assault. Generally speaking, it is a class 1 misdemeanor to communicate threats of bodily harm or to threaten to harm someone’s property. However, the severity of those charges can be elevated to a class 3 felony of those threats are involved in gang activity. Class 3 felonies can carry a 3 ½ year prison sentence.

Endangerment

No physical injury is necessary when it comes to endangerment–only the risk of imminent injury or death. If you have recklessly put someone in harm’s way, you may be charged with endangerment. There are two categories of endangerment: misdemeanor and felony. Felony endangerment is when you put someone at risk of imminent death specifically.

Are you facing threatening, intimidating or endangerment charges in Arizona? Contact Certified Criminal Law Specialist Todd Coolidge for a fighting chance at defeating these assault charges.

*The information in this blog is for general information purposes only. This blog post should not be taken to constitute a formal recommendation or professional advice. We exclude all representations, warranties, legal liability or responsibility relating to its content.

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