Defense Of Assault Charges

Sometimes, a heated argument can escalate into a physical confrontation, which can in turn escalate into a fight. When the police have to intervene in a fight, it is very likely, if not certain, that someone will be charged with assault.

If you or someone you love was charged with assault, it is important to understand what is potentially at stake. When you work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, you can give yourself the best chance of achieving a favorable outcome.

At Keith A. Hammond, P.C., our law firm defends people throughout Flagstaff and Northern Arizona facing all types of criminal allegations, including assault. Attorney Keith Hammond defends people in all types of situations, including:

  • Bar fights
  • Fights between classmates
  • Disputes between neighbors
  • Domestic violence: Disputes between spouses, individuals who are dating, individuals who are divorced, etc.

Exploring Every Type Of Defense In Your Assault Case

Many times, when the police are called to break up a fight, they will make an arrest without fully knowing all the facts of the case. Sometimes, a person defending him or herself against an act of violence may also be charged with assault.

We will look closely at all potential defenses, including self-defense. Under Arizona law, if a defendant alleges that he or she was justified in his or her use of self-defense, the prosecution has the burden of proving that the defendant's actions were not justified. The defense of property or others may be another valid defense, depending on the facts of your case.

However your case is resolved, our attorney and staff will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome.

Free Consultation: Contact Keith A. Hammond, P.C.

Call us at 928-433-6788, or toll free at 800-673-6076 or complete our contact form to schedule your free initial consultation.