Simple Assault, Aggravated Assault

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Aggravated assault is basically simple assault which results in serious physical injury. Simple assault can be aggravated by many factors including use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, assault on a police officer, assault of a child, or assault causing temporary but substantial disfigurement or a bone fracture to name just a few. Cases where the assault occurred during a sporting event such as an elbow at a basketball game are not typically charged. However, if a fight were to break out during a softball game and someone breaks a nose, that someone could be charged with aggravated assault in Arizona. Aggravated assault in Arizona is a serious felony and depending on the circumstance could require mandatory minimum prison of 5 years if the person is found guilty.

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