Phoenix Assault Defense Lawyer

Defending Clients Who Have Been Accused of Using or Threatening Force

If you have been accused of assaulting someone, you could be facing serious penalties, including a prison sentence, fines and probation. Your lawyer will need to take immediate action to protect your rights and actively defend you.

I am Zach Murphy, a Phoenix assault defense attorney serving clients throughout the metro area. Having served as a prosecutor for more than seven years, I know how the government builds an assault case, and I know what steps to take to help my clients.

Understanding What Assault Charges Mean and How to Fight Them

Assault charges can arise in a wide range of circumstances, from bar fights to domestic incidents to motor vehicle accidents. Even if nobody was hurt, the prosecutors may choose to charge you with assault. I defend clients against all types of assault charges, including:

  • Misdemeanor assault: Any incident in which you are accused of using or threatening force against another person could result in you being charged with misdemeanor assault.
  • Aggravated assault: If you are accused of assault with an aggravating factor such as using a deadly weapon or causing a serious injury, you could be facing a felony conviction.
  • Domestic assault: If you are convicted of assaulting your spouse or a family member, you could be facing additional penalties under Arizona’s domestic violence statute.
  • Vehicular assault: If you are accused of injuring someone in an accident, you may be charged with causing serious injury by use of a vehicle, often known as aggravated assault.

Arizona Misdemeanor and Aggravated Assault Defense Attorney · 602-788-2188

If you have been charged with assault or any other violent crime, I will carefully scrutinize the prosecution’s evidence against you and actively defend you against the charges. To schedule a free consultation, please contact my office in Scottsdale at 602-788-2188 or by e-mail.