Criminal Defense Information Center
Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer
Understanding the criminal justice system and the procedures involved can assist those who are facing criminal charges. How do you defend a serious crime? Is it possible to avoid conviction on a DUI? What are the options that an individual has when facing criminal charges, and what can be expected? We at The Wallin Law Firm can assist you in understanding the possible strategies to employ to defend your case, but there are many that should be initiated at once if you have been arrested and charged. How the defense proceeds will be based on the evidence against you.
Aggressive Legal Representation for Your Criminal Charges
Our firm handles criminal charges of all kinds for clients throughout the Phoenix area. We have included some helpful information regarding a few of our key practice areas here on this site; we welcome you to read through these to get a better idea of these cases and how a Phoenix criminal lawyer may be able to assist you:
Described as violence or abuse between family members, spouses or ex-spouses, people in a romantic relationship or cohabitants, domestic violence is a serious crime. A defendant may face imprisonment, fines and loss of custody or visitation rights if convicted.
An important part of our legal practice is the representation of clients accused of drug crimes. We have the know-how to handle cases related to simple drug possession, complex charges involving
medical marijuana and even federal charges related to drug trafficking.
DUI, or driving under the influence, is a crime that involves a driver operating a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, etc.) while his or her abilities are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs or while with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater. In Phoenix, a driver may face harsh penalties if convicted of drunk driving.
Even if you have already been convicted of a crime and have a criminal record, we may be able to help you clear your record through the process of expungement. To find out if you qualify, please call our offices. Every case is different, so it is important to see whether you can clear your criminal record.
In some situations, a defendant may face charges in federal court. This typically applies to crimes that involve crossed state lines (interstate drug trafficking), that are violations of federal law (counterfeiting legal tender) or that are committed on federal property.
Hit and Run
A driver who is involved in a car accident, even one he or she did not cause, has a legal obligation to remain at the scene and exchange contact, driver and insurance information with the other parties involved. Hit and run is the term used to describe the crime of intentionally leaving the scene of an accident.
When a minor is accused of committing a crime, he or she will face different legal proceedings than an adult. In these cases, it is important to work with a lawyer who is experienced with the juvenile court system, as there are distinct differences.
The nature of sex crimes, such as rape, molestation and child pornography, make them some of the most difficult criminal charges to deal with. A defendant may not only face a ruined reputation and harsh criminal penalties but the possibility of having to register as a sex offender for life.
Weapon charges are criminal charges that involve dangerous or deadly weapons. Depending on the situation, a "weapon" may include a knife, firearm, baseball bat or even a fist. Our Phoenix criminal defense firm deals with all types of criminal cases involving weapons.
Crimes committed against another person that involve the threat, attempt or act of violence or bodily injury may be described as violent crimes. Some examples include assault and battery,
manslaughter. Most of these are felony offenses.
Theft is defined as taking another's property without permission or consent, with the intent to deprive the owner of its possession or use. Some examples of offenses that may be classified as theft crimes include shoplifting,
White Collar Crimes
A crime that is committed in a business, political or financial setting, typically a non-violent theft crime, may be considered a "white collar crime." Forgery,
fraud, embezzlement, bribery, extortion and money laundering are examples of crimes that may fall under this classification.
Why a Criminal Defense Attorney?
Dealing with criminal charges is an extremely serious matter. These proceedings are not only complex but may have a considerable impact on every area of your life, leading to imprisonment, heavy fines and a ruined reputation and career. A criminal defense attorney can provide you with professional legal representation to protect your rights and help you counter these charges.
Phoenix Criminal Defense
Our firm provides a broad range of criminal defense services to clients throughout the Phoenix area of Arizona. We can offer you helpful information about a number of topics, including plea bargaining, your
search and seizure rights and
sentencing. Our aggressive yet strategic approach enables us to seek the best possible result for every client we represent.
Criminal Defense Attorney in Phoenix
It is critical when accused of a crime that you do not answer questions about the allegations without one of our attorneys present. The first step in defending a client is to ensure that their rights are protected in any questioning. There are many techniques that are used in questioning that can throw an innocent person off guard and cause them to make statements that the prosecution uses as more evidence of guilt. Never answer questions, or discuss your case until we arrive to protect your rights in the process, whether after an arrest or when being investigated for any type of crime. The next step in defending your case is to review all the evidence gathered against you, and what procedures were used in obtaining the evidence. There are many cases in which we immediately identify serious errors in procedure, whether violations of Constitutional rights regarding search and seizure, or witness statements or police reports that appear to be in conflict.
A painstaking review of the evidence can lead to strong defense opportunities, including cases in which we are able to get the charges dismissed due to violations by law enforcement. If the case proceeds, we carefully examine all the facts, and determine how to expand upon the reasonable doubt that our client committed the crime. The burden of proof is on the prosecutor. Our work in the early stages of the case can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. A compelling presentation in court is an important part of any defense case, and the talent to successfully defend a client in front of a jury cannot be underestimated. There are no legal minds that won't agree that how your case is presented can be the make or break point of your case. We will do everything possible to defend our clients, and fight hard to seek a favorable case outcome. Our experience is an important factor in your defense case, and we urge you to contact us at once.
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