Defending Against Charges Of Violence In Phoenix, Arizona, Series Wrap-Up

This is my final post in my series on defending against violent crimes in Phoenix, Arizona. My last post discussed sentencing enhancements for violent crimes. This post will recap the series and hopefully provide an outline of things to think about when you or a loved on is accused of an act of violence. One thing I cannot stress enough is that you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately if you find yourself facing such...

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Phoenix residents face sentencing enhancements when charges involve allegations of violence

This is my fifth post in my series on defending against violent crime charges in Phoenix. My last post discussed defending against criminal charges by claiming self-defense. Self-defense is a protected right under the law and is a very fact specific examination requiring an experienced criminal defense attorney’s review. Arizona’s statutory scheme allows for violent crime sentences to be enhanced under certain circumstances. This...

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Phoenix Residents Can Claim Self-Defense And Defense Of Others In Cases Involving Violent Crimes

This is my fourth post in my series on how Phoenix residents can defend against violent crime allegations in Arizona. My last post discussed ways to suppress eyewitness identifications in court. Suppressing identification is a crucial issue in many cases involving an act of violence. This post is concerned with asserting your right to self-defense and defense of others. It cannot be stressed enough that if you are charged with a...

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Suppressing Identification in Phoenix, Arizona Courtrooms

This is the third post in my series on defending against violent crime allegations. My last post discussed the fact that Courts take a harsh stance agaisnt violent crime. When someone accuses you of a violent crime such as an assault, rape or homicide then it is important to explore all possible avenues for defense. Eyewitness identification leads to a large number of convictions each year. Research indicates that eyewitnesses are...

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Crimes Of Violence Are Punished More Harshly In Phoenix, Arizona

This is the second post in my series on defending against crimes of violence in Phoenix, Arizona. As I noted in my last post, crimes of violence are treated differently than non-violent crimes such as drug or theft related offenses. The penalties for violent offenses are harsher, probation is offered less frequently, and opportunities for diversion or rehabilitation are more difficult to achieve. If you have been charged with such an...

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Phoenix Residents Should Hire A Qualified Violent Crime Lawyer

Violent crimes occupy a special place in the public consciousness. What is “violent” is defined state-by-state and punished differently than non-violent crimes. There are special allegations that can be added to increase punishment for these types of charges. The ongoing political debate regarding criminal justice reform leaves those accused and convicted of violent crimes behind. There are no proposed sentencing reforms or plans for...

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