The criminal justice system in Arizona takes violent crimes involving the assault of a police officer very seriously. Those who have been charged with this offense are prosecuted aggressively, and it is not uncommon for prosecutors to push for maximum sentencing. This is why you should put your trust in the hands of an equally aggressive defense attorney.
When you hire Suzuki Law Offices, you can expect nothing less. As former prosecutors, we have pursued convictions against people charged with assaulting police officers. We now use this experience to defend the rights and freedom of our clients. We understand what it takes to win a difficult case, even when we are up against the full weight of the law.
Any attempt to assault or otherwise injure a police officer will result in serious felony charges; however, the severity of the resulting penalties will be determined by the specific elements of the crime. For example, you would be charged with a Class 5 felony if you were accused of assaulting a police officer while they were engaged in the execution of official duties. If the assault resulted in any type of physical injury to the officer, your charges could be elevated to a Class 4 felony.
Similarly, you could face charges for a Class 3 felony if the police officer suffered temporary or substantial disfigurement, loss or impairment of any body part or a fracture to any part of their body. If a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument was used in the assault or the officer sustained serious physical injuries, it is likely that you would be charged with a class 2 felony. The penalties for any type of felony conviction will be severe, so please don't wait to contact our firm.
In addition to the charge of aggravated assault on a police officer, you could face separate criminal charges for knowingly taking or attempting to exercise control over a law enforcement officer’s firearm.
Under these circumstances, an implement is defined as any object that is capable of injuring or restraining an individual; however, this does not include handcuffs. If you have been charged with this criminal offense, you should not delay in contacting a Phoenix criminal defense attorney at Suzuki Law Offices. Our legal team is available 24/7.
An attempt at resisting arrest can result in a charge of assault on a police officer. Prosecutors can construe a mere touching or brushing up against an officer while attempting to evade arrest as an assault. You need a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer who can determine what really happened and apply that set of facts to the law. When you hire Suzuki Law Offices, we will act immediately to preserve critical evidence, which may include police car videos and police station videos.
We will also review the sequence of events in question with the help of a private investigator if we believe that this will support our defense efforts. Whenever possible, we will seek to obtain a dismissal of your charges. If this is not an option, we may seek to obtain a reduction of your charges. You can depend on our firm to provide strong advocacy at all stages of the legal process.
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