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The law in Arizona requires persons convicted of certain “dangerous crimes” to serve mandatory prison terms and increased sentences. “Dangerous crimes” are charged in connection with other crimes such as assault, homicide, and even some DUI or domestic violence cases as well. If convicted of a dangerous offense in Arizona, under current law even first time offenders are not eligible for probation and are required to serve a prison term.
If you have been charged with a dangerous crime offense and you are facing serious repercussions as a result, then the AV* rated Weingart Firm in Tempe, AZ has the experience and knowledge required to vigorously defend your criminal case. Our criminal defense attorneys make full use of their in-depth and comprehensive understanding of Arizona criminal law and superb courtroom prowess to ensure that you are properly represented. Attorney Mark Weingart has tried in excess of over 500 criminal cases and will hold the prosecution to its full burden of proof in court.
Dangerous crimes in Arizona are usually those that involve deadly weapons or other items considered to be “dangerous instruments.” While it would be asinine to argue whether a firearm would qualify as a deadly weapon, there exist opportunities to argue just what exactly qualifies as a dangerous instrument within the scope of the law in Arizona. Items such as a beer bottle, tennis racket, flashlight, motor vehicles or even heavy shoes can be classified as a dangerous instrument to support the charge of a “dangerous crime.” Whether the jury will accept or reject this notion will be largely contingent upon the arguments of the attorneys in court, which is why it is imperative to retain the services of an expert criminal defense attorney like Mark Weingart.
Prior to trial, our skilled criminal defense attorneys will take full advantage of every opportunity to eliminate the dangerous offense charge in order to minimize your exposure to the risk of severe punishment. We can attempt this through motions to suppress evidence due to defective warrant or search, or with the expert testimony of a forensic specialist. In every case, our criminal defense attorneys will develop an optimal strategy designed to expand your options when defending against a dangerous crime charge.
In cases where a defendant is being charged with crimes such as arson, or manslaughter, there is always the chance of the criminal complaint being amended to include a dangerous crime count. To maximize your chances of a favorable outcome and to minimize your exposure to the risk of severe consequences, contact The Weingart Firm based in Tempe, AZ for the best representation that our knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorneys have to offer.