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One of the first things you should do, if you are taken into custody or discover you are under investigation for a violent crime, is to contact an attorney. Phoenix prosecutors will aggressively pursue violent crimes cases as these involve serious physical injury, deadly weapons, etc.
You have the right to legal counsel if you are arrested, and exercising this right is the only way you can be sure that your constitutional rights will be protected from this point on. From weapon charges to murder, violent crimes are vigorously prosecuted and harshly penalized in Arizona – you will need a skilled attorney to defend your interests.
Maria Jones Law Firm can provide the legal representation you need in this serious situation. We have fought for clients in criminal courts across Arizona, and this experience gives us a valuable edge in every new case we take on. When you work with a Phoenix violent crime defense lawyer at our firm, you will quickly find that our experience is not all we bring to the table. We are fighters, and we are passionate about asserting our clients’ rights to the fullest extent possible. We’re here to help you face a brighter future.
Violent & Dangerous Offenses in Arizona
A violent crime may be defined as a criminal offense that is committed using acts or threats of violence, a firearm or other weapon, or that causes injury or death. There are many types of violent crimes, and most of these are also classified as “dangerous offenses” in Arizona law. Such offenses carry mandatory prison sentences and may be subject to enhanced sentencing. It will take a tremendous amount of skill and effort to help you minimize penalties, or to fight for an acquittal or dismissal.
Our Phoenix violent crime attorneys can handle violent crime charges, arrests, or investigations involving:
- Weapon charges
- Aggravated assault
- Firearm offenses
- Domestic violence
- Stalking and harassment
- Sexual assault
If you are currently being investigated for or charged with a violent crime listed above, call a Phoenix violent crimes lawyer right away. It is in your best interest to align with a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who understands criminal defense strategies and can implement them well.
At Maria Jones Law Firm, our team of criminal defense lawyers is committed to mount a strong defense for each one of our clients we work with.
For trustworthy, aggressive defense representation in alleged violent crime offenses, call Maria Jones Law Firm at (602) 603-4032. We’re here 24/7 to help you.
Defense Strategies in Violent Crime Charges in Arizona
Chapter 4 of the Arizona Revised Statutes lists out some important justification defenses to violent crimes but they are not always applicable. You should first talk to a caring and dedicated Phoenix violent crimes lawyer before you move ahead. Seasoned lawyers know which legal strategy will ensure the best outcome for you.
As per ARS § 13-404, for instance, you have the right to self defense. So, if you had to use physical force because someone used or attempted to use physical force against you, ‘self defense’ strategy may be the right option.
Other common defense strategies in violent crime cases include
- Defense of premises – As per Arizona law (ARS § 13-407 – 13-408), an individual may be legally right to use physical force in defense of property or premises. In this case, the defendant may need to establish that use of physical force was necessary to prevent a theft or criminal damage. Experience Phoenix violent crime defense attorneys how to gather the right evidence, witness testimonies, etc. to use this strategy to your advantage.
- Necessity – This defense strategy can be used if an individual was forced to engage in an activity that would otherwise be considered unlawful to prevent greater public or private injury. Since the individual had the necessity and was forced to engage in such conduct, the defense attorney may build the case around this strategy.
Other defenses in common violent crime cases in Arizona are based on duress, defense of a 3rd person, lack of mental state, etc. In either case, a thorough investigation of the case is a must. A dedicated Phoenix violent crime lawyer can look at your case from a legal perspective and work to protect your freedom, minimize the penalties, and get you the best deal.
Call (602) 603-4032 to speak with a Phoenix violent crime attorney today!