Our client, T.C., was charged in Maricopa County Superior Court on July 8, 2015 with one count of Criminal Trespass, a class 6 felony, and one count of Assault, a class 2 Misdemeanor.
In Arizona, Criminal Trespass is defined in 13-1504 of the Revised Statutes. An individual can be charged with this class 6 felony if any of the following apply:
- Individual entered a residence unlawfully or remained in a residence unlawfully
- Individual entered a fenced yard of a residence unlawfully or remained there unlawfully
- Individual entered/remained in a residential yard unlawfully for the purpose of peering into the residence, in violation of the inhabitant’s privacy
- Individual entered/remained in a residential area for the purpose of expressing discrimination
- Individual entered/remained in a critical public service facility unlawfully
- Individual entered an area containing minerals with the intent to take them
In Arizona, Assault is defined in 13-1203 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. An individual commits class 2 misdemeanor assault if they “intentionally place another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury.”
On September 9, 2015, after an eight-day jury trial, our client was found not guilty on both charges. At MayesTelles, we understand that results depend upon factors unique to each case, and that results in one case do not necessarily predict similar results in others. That being said, we are always happy when we secure positive case results for clients, and love sharing that news with the public.
If you or someone you love is in a situation involving criminal charges, we hope you turn to a Phoenix criminal defense attorney at MayesTelles PLLC. We are available 24/7 and provide free case evaluations so you can learn your legal rights and options.