Phoenix, AZ asked in Criminal Law for Arizona

Q: My ex-boyfriend has a prior misdemeanor assault on his record & i filed another assault case on him. What could he face

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Josephine Pesaresi Hallam

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: I am assuming you are referring to second misdemeanor assault. The punishment for a class one misdemeanor is up to six months in jail, fines, fees, and probably domestic violence counseling.

If there was any sort of fracture or serious bodily injury or a weapon was used, it can be charged as a felony which makes the consequences much harsher.

The prosecutors office is her victim advocates, and you can reach out to them to help guide you through the process as a victim, and explain everything to you.

Stay safe. I hope that helps. Best of luck. Josephine Hallam

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