Under Arizona law, it is considered assault if you:
- Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes physical injury to a person
- Intentionally placing another person in reasonable fear of imminent physical injury
- Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person
Many situations will result in Misdemeanor Assault charges.
Class 1 Misdemeanor Assault
Class 2 Misdemeanor Assault
Action under category 1 &2 above, committed “recklessly” is a class 2 misdemeanor. So, you face up to 4 months in jail, 2 years of probation, and $1372.50 in fines.
Class 3 Misdemeanor Assault
Action under category 3 is a class 3 misdemeanor. So, you face up to 30 days in jail, 1 year probation, and $915 in fines.
There are also several levels of felony assault, which depend on the extent of the injury caused and other factors.