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Question: is a judge bound by law to give at least the minimum sentence in a dangerous crime such as aggravated assult

Answer:

The definition for aggrivated assault can be found in ARS 13-1204.  The sentence for an aggrivated assault depends on the specific circumstances of the act, but range from a class 6 felony up to a class 2 felony.

The circumstances will also determine which set of statutes will be used to sentence the offender. Each statute explains how a person will be sentenced for their crime and uses the general sentencing information, found in ARS 13-701,  to see where the crime falls on the scale. 

Here is a list of different sentencing statutes:

First Time Offense ARS 13-702.

Repetitive Offender ARS 13-703

Dangerous Offender ARS 13-704

Dangerous Crimes Against Children ARS 13-705

Serious, Violent, or Aggrivated Offenders ARS 13-706

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