Phoenix Assault Lawyer

Man being arrestedArizona prosecutors will aggressively pursue an individual who is charged with attacking another. Unfortunately, individuals are sometimes mistakenly arrested for this offense. There are also instances in which one was arrested even though he or she was acting in self-defense. If you find yourself charged then it is crucial that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. Bretton Barber is a Phoenix assault lawyer who believes that everyone is entitled to aggressive representation and respect. Contact our office online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.

Criminal defense attorney representing Phoenix residents charged with assault or aggravated assault

Assault occurs when one injures another or places them in fear of harm. The facts of the case will determine whether the matter is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. The higher end of this range will apply when an individual faces “aggravated” assault charges for causing serious injuries or using a deadly weapon during the incident. A defendant may also face other criminal counts which can be brought in conjunction with the assault charge. Such additional charges can include burglary if the incident occurred inside of a building. This means that one convicted of assault may be facing a lengthy prison sentence.

The process will begin either by the prosecutor gaining an Indictment or by a Criminal Complaint being filed in Justice Court. If a Criminal Complaint is filed then a preliminary hearing will be held at which a Justice of the Peace will determine whether the prosecutor may proceed with felony charges. In the Superior Court, the accused individual will enter a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty.” Defense counsel will then file any necessary Motions and prepare for trial. If the matter is not dismissed or resolved through an agreement then the nature of the charges will determine whether a bench trial or jury trial will be held. Handling trial in such a matter can involve complicated issues of fact and law and it is important that you retain a lawyer to assist you.

Bretton Barber is a Phoenix criminal defense attorney defending the accused against allegations of assault and aggravated assault. Bretton will immediately acquire the arrest reports, witness statements, and other evidence, to begin building your defense. He will file any necessary Motions to exclude eyewitness identifications as well as any statements that a defendant may have made to the police. He will explore the possibility that one was not the primary aggressor and, therefore, was acting in self-defense and will also determine if the charge is a result of mistaken identity. He will ensure that you are adequately prepared for trial and that you know what to expect from the process. Contact our office today.

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.

Phoenix lawyer protecting those accused of assault with a deadly weapon

Felony assault charges in Arizona often involve the use of a deadly weapon. There are few things which society takes a harsher stance against. This means, quite often, prosecutors will pursue such cases with a high level of vigor. You need an attorney who will give your case a high level of attention. Bretton started the Barber Law Group, in part, because many defendants feel they do not receive adequate communication or service from their attorneys. Bretton promptly returns all emails and phone calls. He also gives clients his personal cell phone number so he may be reached with questions or concerns that one may have. Our promise, to all of our clients, is to strive to provide the highest level of service. We are ready to assist you.