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                                                     Simple Assault

    Under A.R.S. §13-1203, assault usually occurs when a person causes any type of
physical harm to another person whether it be intentionally, knowingly, or
recklessly.  If it is done intentionally or knowingly, it is classified as a class 1
misdemeanor.  Otherwise, it is a class 2 misdemeanor.  It is also classified a class 2
misdemeanor if the person intentionally puts another person in danger or in a
situation in which they could suffer immediate physical harm. Lastly, assault can be
committed by touching someone with the intention to injure, insult, or provoke
them. This would be classified as a class 3 misdemeanor.

                                           Aggravated Assault

    Aggravated assault includes all the terms previously mentioned in assault in
addition to any of the following circumstances provided under A.R.S. 13-1204:

    1. Causing serious physical injury to a person
    2. Using a deadly weapon or object that could be classified as dangerous
    3.  Using enough force to cause disfigurement, damage to an organ, or fracture to
any body part
    4. Committing the assault while the victim is restrained or otherwise unable to
defend himself/herself
    5. Committing the assault by entering someone else’s private property with the
intent to cause harm.
    6. Committing the assault while being over 18 years of age and the victim is under
15 years old
    7.  Being in violation of an order of protection
    8. Committing the assault knowing that the victim is a police officer, constable,
firefighter, on-duty school personnel, health care practitioner, prosecutor, code
enforcement officer, or public defender
    9.  Taking over any weapon or implement used by a police officer
    10. Committing the assault while being in custody and knowing that the victim is
an employee of the institution
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