Criminal Defense Attorneys
WE CAN DEFEND
Driving under the influence (DUI)
Possession or Sale of Drugs or Marijuana
Driving on a Suspended License
Giving False Statements to Law Enforcement
Sexual Conduct with a Minor
Orders of Protection
Injunctions Prohibiting Harassment
IS TOUGH ON CRIME
Arizona has a well-deserved reputation of being tough on crime. Mandatory sentencing has taken discretion away from impartial judges and given it to prosecutors. For instance, if the state can prove that a defendant has an allegeable prior felony conviction, then prison is mandatory on any subsequent felony conviction.
Moreover, Arizona does not allow for expungement of a criminal record. This means that if convicted of a crime in Arizona, then it will be on your record forever. Even though the judgement of guilt may be “set aside,” the conviction remains. Proper legal counsel can help you navigate through criminal justice system.
Although DUI is, in fact, a criminal offense, it is a very particular field. The laws on DUI change annually and any attorney who practices in DUI defense must stay up to date on current legislation, defense strategies, and case law. Arizona’s DUI laws are some of, if not the toughest in the entire nation. Some misdemeanor DUI offenses carry a mandatory term of six months imprisonment. A DUI conviction also carries civil penalties that are enforced by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
If you are charged with a criminal offense in Arizona you need the representation a knowledgeable attorney who is willing to listen to all sides of the event and work together with you to formulate a winning strategy.
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