There are many reasons why one may be charged with assault in Arizona. In our state you may be guilty of assault even if you do not physically touch another person. A misdemeanor assault conviction can be harmful to your future. You may be facing jail time, the inability to pass a background check, and harsher penalties if convicted of another crime in the future. Phoenix criminal defense attorney Bretton Barber does not believe a person’s future should be harmed due to one mistake or because of another’s false allegations. He is a lawyer who will aggressively protect your rights in Court. Call our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Lawyer defending against assault charges in Maricopa county
Assault occurs when one intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes physical injury to another person. It may also be charged if one intentionally causes another to fear physical danger or if one touches another with the intent to insult or provoke conflict. Charges will typically range from a class three to a class one misdemeanor if there was no serious injuries and no weapon was involved. Such cases often come down to claims of self-defense, conflicting statements of what happened, and eyewitness testimony. Having a lawyer who will protect your rights may make the difference between a conviction and being exonerated.
Bretton Barber is a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer handling assault cases throughout Maricopa County, Arizona. Once retained he will immediately obtain the police reports and witness statements to begin formulating your defense. He will visit the scene of the incident to gain a full understanding of the situation and he will interview additional witnesses who add value to the case. It is not uncommon for such matters to hinge on eyewitness identifications or statements made to the police by the accused. Our attorney will file the appropriate motions so that such evidence may possibly be excluded from the court proceedings. Bretton will ensure that you are prepared for all hearings and will provide effective representation at a trial. You are facing a serious situation and you need a lawyer who will take the situation seriously. Call our office today.
Criminal attorney providing Phoenix and other Maricopa County residents with a high level of communication during assault cases
One of the largest complaints clients have against their attorney is that they did not receive regular communication. When Bretton Barber opened his law office he promised himself that he would never make this mistake. He provides most clients with direct methods of communication so he can be reached by phone, email, or text whenever they have a question or concern. Bretton makes himself available on weekends and holidays because he understands that a client’s legal question may not necessarily be able to wait until later. Quality legal representation can only occur when there is a level of trust between a client and their attorney. Bretton takes this relationship seriously, and promises to do his best to obtain the best possible outcome he can. Contact our Phoenix office today to schedule a consultation with our criminal attorney. We also represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tuscon.