The Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Arizona
If you have been charged with a crime or arrested, you already know that is an incredibly stressful and frightening experience. Most people have little to no idea of what to do when arrested or charged and need the advice and help of a Criminal Defense Attorney in Mesa. With the help of an experienced attorney, you stand a much better chance of successfully defending yourself from your charges.
No matter if you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you deserve strong criminal defense representation.
Take Action Immediately To Protect Your Rights
One of the worst things you can do when you are arrested is to “freeze” in a panic and fail to act. Now, more than at any time in your life, you must take constructive action to deal with your problem. Failure to act is common and often results in negative consequences. Do not let this happen to you!
Remember that while you are inactive, the prosecution certainly is not. The police, prosecuting attorneys and others are working hard to build their case against you and achieve a conviction. To the prosecution, a conviction is a “win,” and they are motivated to see you punished for your alleged actions. Do not allow the prosecution to win without putting up a fight.
Lane, Hupp & Crowley, PLC has been representing clients for many years who are charged with all types of criminal activities including DUI, petty theft, sexual crimes and even murder. Alex Lane always advises his clients to talk to a defense attorney before making any statement to the police; to cooperate fully with a defense attorney and offer full disclosure of all facts; and to listen closely to what the defense attorney says. Those who do this are much more likely to fight their criminal charges successfully or at least mitigate the penalties that are attached to criminal convictions.
When someone encounters legal problems that deal with accusations of criminal conduct or an Arizona DUI, that person faces a serious situation that must prompt an immediate response. While fear and stress are normal and appropriate responses to these situations, someone in this position needs to push past those emotions and seek the help of experienced Mesa DUI and criminal defense lawyers. Doing so early on in the process could make all of the difference in terms of the end result, and below are just a few reasons as to why legal counsel is essential.
Fighting Against Tough DUI Penalties in Mesa
Those who have been arrested on suspicion of an Arizona DUI should understand that this state is notorious for its tough penalties for a conviction under this charge, even if the defendant has no prior criminal record. Specifically, convicted defendants could face heavy fines, a period of incarceration, the loss of driving privileges and an order to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle at their own expense.
Experienced Mesa DUI Lawyers who have handled these cases many times in the past will be able to closely review all of the evidence that’s available to the prosecution, to review the arrest in order to identify any potential problems with that process and to prepare the client for the DMV hearing that must be requested in a matter of days. Failure to analyze any of these steps could make the difference between a conviction and a more positive result in many situations.
Protecting Your Constitutional Rights
Lane, Hupp & Crowley, PLC will review the facts and the evidence of the case, be present to protect the client during any periods of questioning and making sure that the your Constitutional rights are protected and enforced.
In addition to the technicalities that always arise in these situations, we will work with prosecutors to negotiate a plea bargain in certain cases that will allow the defendant to avoid a trial and to accept a lesser charge and a lighter punishment. Of course, understanding when this approach is appropriate also requires experience and knowledge of the law.
Protect Yourself With Good Representation
Lane, Hupp & Crowley, PLC will help you protect yourself against the possible penalties that all Arizona crimes carry. Arizona has very strict criminal statutes with relatively harsh punishments, even for minor crimes. Therefore, it is very important that you protect yourself and ensure that you have the right criminal defense representation for your needs.
We are a team of highly experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys in Mesa who can help you with his years of experience. We promise to:
- Stand beside you at each step of the process
- Communicate clearly with you about your case
- Listening to you and respect your decisions
- Explain all of your possible options in dealing with your charges
- Recommend courses of action for your case
- Use his years of knowledge and experience for your benefit
- Fight for your rights
Are you wondering if you should hire a DUI attorney in Mesa or take your chances representing yourself in a DUI case? Here are some reasons that retaining our services:
- Many years of experience
We have represented hundreds or thousands of DUI defendants. This means that we have appeared in court hundreds of times, negotiated with prosecutors, petitioned judges and demanded that his or her client’s rights be respected. Some “general” attorneys have never even appeared in criminal court, much less fought for the rights of a DUI client!
- You find a “friend at court.”
When you work in the court system with hundreds of DUI defendants, you develop a relationship with the police, the prosecutors, the judges, the clerks and others who deal with these matters on the prosecutor side of the aisle. While many people believe that prosecutors and defense attorneys are enemies, this is far from the truth. A good defense attorney develops a relationship of mutual respect with the prosecution and is able to set aside personal feelings in order to be able to negotiate your case successfully. When you hire a us, you are actually hiring an instant “friend at court” who can help you deal with prosecutors and others who have control over the outcome of your case.
- You may minimize the future impact of your DUI
While pleading guilty may seem an attractive option, particularly if the prosecution suggests that it is willing to “reduce” the charges in exchange for a plea, this maneuver must be done very carefully. You could, in theory, gain little today with a guilty plea and face much more serious charges at a later time if you are ever pulled over again for DUI. Furthermore, prosecutors are not above allowing a defendant to believe that he or she is getting a “good deal” when, in fact, the prosecution is simply doing what it is required to do by law.
- You are represented by someone with your best interests at heart
Ultimately, the reason you hire an attorney is because you want someone who has your best interests at heart. Your attorney represents you and no one else, so he or she is bound to take your case seriously and promote you at every step. Prosecutors, on the other hand, represent the state, so they cannot, by definition, have your best interests at heart. Instead, no matter how cooperative or nice they may seem, they are doing one job: trying to make you pay the largest possible fine for your DUI and spend the longest time possible in jail.
- You have more options
When you choose an Arizona DUI attorney, you will learn about options of which you may not have been aware. You may be able to negotiate a much better plea agreement or even have your charges dismissed with our help.
Contact Lane, Hupp & Crowley, PLC today to schedule a free initial consultation.