Domestic Violence

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Question: I beat up an 18 year old and I'm 15, she's pressing charges what will happen to me?

Answer: First, Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) sets out when a juvenile can be charged as an adult. According to ARS 13-501, the County Attorney SHALL charge a juvenile 15, 16, or 17 years of age as an adult if he/she has committed one of the following crimes; 1st degree murder, 2nd degree murder, sexual assault, armed robbery, any other violent felony, any felony committed by a chronic felony offender, or any offense that is related to one of the offenses listed.

Now lets look at what you would likely be charged with...Assault ARS 13-1203. Assault; classification  A. A person commits assault by:  1. Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing any physical injury to another person; or  2. Intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; or  3. Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person.  Assault ranges from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 3 misdemeanor.   Therefore, you case would most likely be handled by a Juvenile Court.   This is based on the assumption the prosecutor decides to take the case.   Juvenile courts try to rehabilitate rather than punish.


  • I beat up an 18 year old and I'm 15, she's pressing charges what will happen to me?




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  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program


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