Assault & Other Violent Crimes

Assault, Serious Violent Crimes and Murder

By definition, a violent crime is a behavior by persons, against persons or property that intentionally threatens, attempts or actually inflicts physical harm. The seriousness of the injuries to the victim(s), whether or not guns or other weapons were used will determine the seriousness of the charge (and the penalties). Violent criminal charges can include: aggravated assault, arson, assault and battery, domestic violence, hate crimes, homicide, sexual assault, manslaughter, homicide and murder.

One of the most serious areas of violent crime is homicide – killing a person, whether lawfully or unlawfully. Justifiable homicide and excusable homicide are lawful homicides, while criminal homicide, negligent homicide, reckless homicide and vehicular homicide are unlawful homicides. Unlawful homicide comprises the two crimes of murder and manslaughter.

At The Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp located in Kingman, Arizona, we serve individuals and families throughout northwestern Arizona in criminal defense and family law matters. Our staff can address difficult and complex legal issues that have the potential to impact every aspect of your life. We provide each of our clients with personal attention, honesty and respect.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for assault or other serious violent crimes, contact us to talk with our staff about your rights. You can call us at our local number, 928-753-6868 to schedule an appointment or schedule a case evaluation over the phone.