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We know the criminal defense process can be confusing and overwhelming. Below we explain probation violation, mandatory minimum sentencing, and an overview of criminal defense.
We represent persons charged with violation of an Arizona probation order. This can include probation violations such as failure to take a drug test or missed appointments with the probation office, or probation violations combined with an arrest for a new offense such as drug possession or domestic violence. Our experienced lawyers may be able to minimize the risk of consecutive sentencing or reinstitute the terms of your probation after a new conviction.
There are two ways to face the prospect of mandatory minimum sentencing: to be charged with a dangerous crime as defined under Arizona State law, or to have a previous felony conviction on your record. Our lawyers can help defend you against violent and dangerous offense charges, such as: manslaughter, vehicular homicide, kidnapping, and assault that carry these mandatory terms. Several of our lawyers have worked as prosecutors in the past and are familiar with the investigation of crime scenes, and thus, can offer the strongest of defense for you if you are charged with a dangerous crime.
The legal process involved with a criminal case in Arizona can be confusing, intimidating, and startling to those unfamiliar with the due process of the law. Here we provide general information on due process, the stages of a criminal case, and the role of your attorney through each step of the legal process. Defendants should understand their legal and constitutional rights, and be assured due process of law is being followed at all times. We understand that our clients are dealing with a great deal of stress and anxiety during a criminal case and we work diligently to alleviate as many of their reasons for concern as possible.
Probation and parole are two terms that are commonly mentioned during due process, but there are significant distinctions between the two. Your individual circumstances will determine what applies to you, whether your are a first-time offender or serving a sentence. If you’re confused about the differences between probation and parole, we encourage you to read along and consult with one of our skilled attorneys to review your case.
Seeking the strongest representation possible against criminal charges? Mark Weingart is a board certified criminal law specialist under the strict standards established by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. The Weingart Firm is an AV-rated* law firm under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system, providing superior and outstanding representation.
To receive the strongest criminal defense in Arizona, call our office for a free consultation: (480) 897-8737.