Experienced Defense Against Severe Allegations
Violent crimes can include manslaughter, kidnapping, assault, robbery, firearm charges and more. Such charges can lead to harsh, intimidating penalties.
When you face serious charges in Arizona, you need a strong defense to advocate for your rights. At Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC, we have nearly four decades of experience in protecting the rights of individuals across the greater Phoenix area. We can consult with several forensic experts when necessary and will determine a customized defense strategy for your case.
Guarding Against Charges Of Manslaughter And Assault
The term “manslaughter” is often used to describe everything from an accidental death to homicide. Manslaughter has a very specific definition in Arizona. Unless the crime matches the definition, charges may be reduced or even dismissed.
Accusations of aggravated assault are very serious. Due to the nature of the crime, a conviction can result in a severe punishment. In addition to facing the criminal charges, you may also face civil charges. A strong defense is necessary to pursue a favorable outcome in such circumstances.
Assault When Motor Vehicles Are Involved
Prosecutors in Arizona file many cases that we call “vehicular aggravated assault” cases. In general, these are cases where an injury resulted from a car accident. Keep in mind that, in Arizona, assault is most commonly charged under the theory that the defendant intentionally, knowingly or recklessly caused an injury to another person.
The State will often use this theory to charge aggravated assault against a person who causes an accident with injuries while driving under the influence. The State can allege that because the driver was driving under the influence, that person was acting recklessly when the injury was caused.
Protecting Your Rights Against Weapons Charges
Misconduct involving weapons consists of several different crimes. Depending on the facts of the case it can be charged as a Class 3 felony, Class 4 felony, Class 6 felony, or Class 1 misdemeanor.
Unlawful discharge of a firearm is a Class 6 felony. Such charges can result if the state discovers a person who, with criminal negligence, discharges a firearm within or into the limits of any municipality.
Consult With A Knowledgeable Lawyer
Charges for violent offenses are serious. Get an experienced attorney on your side to protect your future and freedom. We offer free consultations, flexible payment plans and payment by credit cards to accommodate you. Contact us in Phoenix to schedule your free initial consultation. Call us at 480-498-5290 or send us an email.