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Assault Cases – Misdemeanor or Felony?

Thursday / May 19, 2016

Have you ever wondered what makes assault or battery go from a simple misdemeanor to a serious felony?


Misdemeanor Assault Cases


The crime of assault or battery is defined as the intentional touching of another in an angry manner, or the intentional use of force or violence against another. Simple assault or battery usually involves minor injury or limited threat such as grabbing someone’s arm, pushing or punching a person.


Felony Assault Cases


Felony assault or battery involves circumstances that make the crime more serious, like when the victim is threatened with or experiences significant violence amounting to more than just a slap across the face or punch in the jaw. If you have been charged with a felony assault or battery charge in any Arizona court, you need the experience of a MFelony Attorney right away.


Examples of Felony Assault or Battery


Although not a complete list, the following are a few examples of felony assault crimes:


  • Striking or treating to strike a person with a dangerous weapon
  • Shooting a person with a gun or threatening to kill someone by pointing a gun at them
  • Assault or battery with the intent to commit another felony crime (like robbery or rape)
  • Assault or battery resulting in serious injury, including permanent disfigurement
  • Assault or battery against a member of a protected class (police officer, healthcare provider, social services worker, or a developmentally disabled or elderly person)


Tempe Felony Attorney Kyle T. Green


Felony charges and convictions can have very serious and long-lasting consequences. Not only could they turn into prison time and probation, but they can also limit your future. You need to fight any and all felony charges you face – this is where I come in. In my career as both a criminal defense attorney and prosecutor, I have handled hundreds of felony cases on both sides of the bench. I know the strongest defenses and have built a solid reputation as a fierce defender of rights and liberties.


Call my office today to set up a free initial case review. Allow me to take a closer look at the evidence and circumstances in your felony case and suggest a strategy for moving forward at no obligation to you. Call 480-331-7568 today!

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