Chances are if you are reading this, you or someone you know, has just been charged with a crime. The first reaction for most people is fear of the unknown. Whether you or someone you love was taken into custody or issued a summons to appear in court, you are now entering the unfamiliar world of the criminal justice system. Your freedom or the freedom of a loved one is at stake. You probably have many questions. Are you, or someone you love going to be forever branded a criminal? Will you go to jail or worse yet prison? Will you lose your job, your license, or everything you have worked for? What can be done?
Many crimes in Arizona require mandatory incarceration and fines. It is essential for your peace of mind to understand what you are, or are not, facing in your case. Only an experienced trial lawyer who is knowledgeable in the law and experienced in dealing with the varied policies of different prosecutorial agencies can help you understand what you are facing. There are many factors that can affect the range of punishment you or your loved one is facing, including:
- The number and nature of the charges
- The dates the alleged offenses took place
- The age of the alleged victim(s)
- Whether a weapon or dangerous instrument was involved
- Whether the accused has prior convictions
- Whether the accused was on probation, parole or release
- Many other factors
Email us or call our attorney at 602-730-7857 today for a consultation.