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Assault Charges

How is a Person Accused of an Assault Charges?

Anybody can be falsely accused of assault. Anybody can get pushed to the point where they punch somebody. Anybody can be put in a situation where they must defend themselves. It doesn’t matter how a person got charged; all that matters is what becomes of the assault charges. The partners at Shell & Nermyr have gotten every type of assault charge dismissed and have gotten complete acquittals and almost every type of assault charge there is. Text Shell & Nermyr at 602-284-0247 to get their help.

If you or someone you care about is facing assault charges, contact the attorneys at Shell & Nermyr immediately 480-775-4800. At Shell & Nermyr you will be represented by either Chad Shell or Mark Nermyr, with their 20+ years of experience each. Your case will not be handled by an inexperienced attorney or a paralegal. When facing assault charges, hire one of the partners at Shell & Nermyr to represent you.
Evening and weekend appointments are available and Shell & Nermyr offers payment plans in most cases.

What are the Different Types of Assault Charges?

In Arizona there are misdemeanor assaults and felony assaults. Felony charges arise when a person is accused of committing a misdemeanor assault, but they use a dangerous instrument or a deadly weapon or cause serious physical injury in committing the misdemeanor assault.

There are three levels of misdemeanor assault:

  • A1 Assault: intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing an injury to another person
  • A2 Assault, intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of injury
  • A3 Assault, touching another person with the intent to injure insult or provoke that person

What many inexperienced or lazy attorneys are not aware of is that there are defenses to assault charges. At Shell & Nermyr we look for every type of defense when we are representing a person charged with assault.

Some of the defenses we use in assault cases are:

  • Self-Defense
  • Defense of Others
  • Defense of Property
  • Crime Prevention
  • Duress
  • Necessity

Some attorneys actually brag that at one point they worked at a prosecutor. They claim that it helps them understand how the prosecutor prepares a case: that’s rubbish. Every competent defense attorney knows how a prosecutor prepares a case. All it really means is that at one point the former prosecuting attorney trusted police officers, argued to take people’s constitutional rights away and asked judges to send to people jail and prison: and now they just want to make more money. The attorneys at Shell & Nermyr have never prosecuted a person: Chad and Mark have never trusted police officers, have always protected people’s constitutional rights and have never asked a judge to incarcerate a human being.

“If it weren’t for you I would have gone to prison like everybody else. My mom wanted me to tell you ‘God bless you’. Thanks for fighting so hard.”
Duante M.

Duante was charged with assault along with 4 other co-defendants. Everybody went to prison except Duante who was represented by Shell & Nermyr

How does a Misdemeanor Assault become a Felony Assault?

A misdemeanor assault will be charged as a felony assault if it is committed with a deadly weapon, dangerous instrument or resulted in a serious physical injury. The attorneys at Shell & Nermyr have won many felony assault cases. The criminal defense attorneys at Shell & Nermyr have obtained complete acquittals in felony assault cases involving guns, knives, baseball bats, bottles, cars and almost every other way it can be charged. Shell & Nermyr can get the court to pay for experts in assault cases. Oftentimes experts are needed to challenge whether the person’s alleged injury is serious or not. Experts in this area can cost thousands and thousands of dollars but the attorneys at Shell & Nermyr can get the court to pay for those experts.

Experienced and Aggressive Representation for Assault Cases

At Shell & Nermyr every assault case will be personally handled by Chad Shell or Mark Nermyr. The case will never be handled by an inexperienced associate or paralegal: the case will always be handled by one of the partners. Many inexperienced or less ambitious attorneys (lazy) do not understand how to successfully win an assault case. Many attorneys do not understand the intricacies of the self-defense or other affirmative defenses. Many attorneys rush to court and let their clients plead guilty simply to avoid harsher penalties. If an attorney truly understands the affirmative defenses, they can effectively negotiate with the prosecutors in getting cases dismissed or greatly reduced.

Mark & Chad
“I can live with a misdemeanor. As you know I was charged with aggravated assault and was looking at 5-15 years. Mark took my case, allowed me to make payments, and convinced a jury that I was only guilty of a misdemeanor. Mark is the best criminal defense attorney in Arizona.”
Christian M.

Contact the attorneys at Shell & Nermyr 480-775-4800 let them help you get the charges dismissed. You can even text Shell & Nermyr at 602-284-0247.


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