Chandler Violent Crimes Attorney
Violent Crime Charges in Arizona
Violent crimes include a wide range of offenses, such as murder, assault, kidnapping, and sexual assault. These crimes are typically accompanied by a violent act or threat of violence and are often punishable by a lengthy prison sentence.
If you have been charged with a violent crime, you need a criminal defense attorney who understands the seriousness of these charges and who can aggressively fight for your rights. At Jacobo Law Firm, PLLC, our Chandler violent crime defense lawyer has extensive experience in criminal defense, as well as past experience as a prosecutor, and we understand the complex legal issues that arise in these cases.
What Is Considered a Violent Crime in Arizona?
Under Arizona law, a violent crime is any crime that involves the use of physical force or the threat of physical force against the victim. This includes crimes that occur in the home, as well as those that occur in public. Violent crimes are typically felonies, and the penalties for these crimes are severe.
Our team represents clients who have been charged with all types of violent crimes, including:
- Assault and battery
- Child abuse
- Domestic violence
- Spousal abuse
What Are the Penalties for Violent Crimes in Arizona?
Violent crimes are some of the most serious offenses that can be charged in Arizona. They are typically accompanied by extensive prison sentences and, in some cases, life imprisonment. Violent crimes may also be eligible for the death penalty (capital punishment), depending on the circumstances of the case.
If you are convicted of a violent crime, you may have to forfeit your assets and be required to pay restitution to your victim. You may also be required to register as a sex offender, which could seriously limit your future opportunities.
What Are the Defenses for Violent Crimes?
The consequences of a conviction for a violent crime can be severe, and the prosecution will work hard to convict you of the charges. When you are facing serious charges, you need an attorney who will work just as hard to defend you. Our Chandler violent crime defense lawyer is skilled in all aspects of criminal law, and we have helped many clients avoid serious consequences.
The exact defenses available to you depend on the specific details of the situation. Some possible options include:
- Presumption of innocence
- Defense of others
Attorney Manny A. Jacobo can review the details of your situation during a completely free and confidential consultation. The factors involved in your case typically affect the type of defense we may employ on your behalf. We encourage you to reach out to our firm as soon as possible to learn more.
What Is the Penalty for Murder in Arizona?
Murder is the most serious charge that can be brought against an individual and is one of the few crimes in Arizona that may be punishable by the death penalty. Murder is defined as the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. Malice aforethought does not have to be premeditated but can be formed in the heat of the moment. Murder is a felony in Arizona, and the penalties for this crime are dependent on the circumstances of the case.
The penalties for murder in Arizona may include the following:
- Life Imprisonment: A life sentence is the harshest penalty for murder and is typically reserved for first-degree murder.
- Death Penalty: Murder may be punishable by death if the killing is premeditated, involves a child, or is committed by a prisoner.
If you are accused of murder, you need an attorney who understands the seriousness of these charges and can aggressively fight for your rights.
Get the Aggressive Defense You Need for Violent Crime Charges
Jacobo Law Firm, PLLC is ready to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case. With more than 16 years of legal experience, Attorney Jacobo understands both sides of the criminal justice system. He knows how to effectively advocate for you and will leave no stone unturned when building a powerful defense on your behalf.
We have helped thousands of clients facing all types of serious charges. In many cases, we have successfully secured reduced charges, dropped charges, and not-guilty verdicts. Learn how our Chandler violent crime defense attorney can help you today.