Being investigated for and arrested on suspicion of having committed a crime is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. There are many different types of crimes that one can be accused of, including DUI, which has become a very serious offense even for someone who makes this mistake for the first time. Anyone who faces the prospect of being investigated by law enforcement personnel and/or by criminal prosecutors is understandably overcome by fear and anxiety in many cases.
However, people who are facing such a situation need to take steps to rein in their emotions so they can immediately begin the process of building a strong defense to the charges they are facing. The United States Constitution, after all, guarantees their right to defend themselves in a court of law. Therefore, anyone who is facing even the possibility of a criminal investigation needs to seek the advice, guidance, and protection of the best criminal lawyer Tucson can provide as soon as possible. Below is a brief overview of how DUI charges and other criminal charges should be handled.
Building a Two-Pronged Defense
When someone faces DUI charges in Arizona, that person needs to act immediately to build a two-pronged defense. That’s because someone in this position will not only face criminal prosecution for his or her alleged crime but will also have to face an administrative hearing with the MVD that will determine whether or not that suspect will retain his or her driving privileges. A suspect needs to request a hearing with the MVD in writing within a very specific period of time. Failure to do so will result in an automatic revocation of those driving privileges. This does not even involve the reality of having to build a criminal defense case.
Asserting Constitutional Protections
It is but standard procedure for the police and prosecutors to do what they can to pin a crime on the accused. In many cases, however, the rights of the accused get violated. It is not unheard of for police officers to omit reading suspects their Miranda rights. Some even trick people into saying or doing something that could eventually be used against them in court.
When someone is charged with a crime other than DUI in Arizona, that person may only face one legal process, but that process can result in severe penalties that could include a prolonged period of incarceration if a defendant is convicted of the charges that were filed. A conviction can happen if even one of a defendant’s Constitutionally-guaranteed rights is breached.
However, when there are Tucson criminal lawyers present, defendants are assured that all their rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution will be fully asserted and protected. Lane, Hupp & Crowley, PLC has on its team some of the top criminal lawyers Tucson has ever seen, and they will make sure, among other things, that nothing that should not be admitted in court will ever be used against a defendant under their protection. Our attorneys will be present during every stage of the legal process to make sure that these rights are asserted so that we can help the accused build the other aspects of the defense.
The firm also handles several different criminal defense matters, as we have spent time working with the prosecutor’s office and has perspective from both sides of the courtroom. Below are a few examples of the types of Arizona criminal defense matters the firm handles:
- Drug charges
- Weapons charges
- Aggravated assault
- Domestic Violence
With over 35 years of combined experience, the founders of Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC have represented clients in all types of criminal proceedings. Are you looking for a Tucson violent crime lawyer? You’ve come to the right place. The same is true if you need a Tucson sex crime lawyer. If you have to hire a Tucson domestic violence lawyer, one call to Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC and you’ll have the legal services you need.
If you or someone you love has been charged with DUI in Arizona or with some other serious crime, you need to seek our help because we have been vigorously defending the rights of the accused for many years. Contact Lane, Hupp & Crowley, PLC today to schedule your initial consultation and subsequently secure the services of the top criminal lawyers in Tucson.