Mike: Well, if you actually threatened somebody it, it would be an aggravated assault, it would be even worse then that. Yes, and a rock does count. When I was a prosecutor at the Maricopa County attorney’s office, we saw rocks used as dangerous instruments. Now those cases are not as good to prosecute. They’re easier to defend.
Depending on the size of the rock or the shape of the rock, whether or not the state actually kept the rock as evidence. But gun pieces, knives, sticks, bats, those are all considered dangerous instruments. So, the offense of dangerous instruments in Arizona is very, very serious and should not be taken lightly. If someone is charged with a dangerous offense they should contact and experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.