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In Arizona, the more serious motor vehicle offenses are classed as felonies, and often involve mandatory prison time upon conviction. In Maricopa County, the current policy is not to negotiate pleas in cases such as negligent homicide, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, or serious injury accidents related to drunk driving. To get the help of veteran Phoenix trial attorneys who are experienced in the defense of serious vehicular crimes, contact the AV-rated* Weingart Law Firm in Tempe.
Because motor vehicles of any kind are considered weapons for purposes of Arizona’s dangerous crimes law, the following offenses can result in a mandatory prison term, even when the defendant has no prior convictions of any kind:
In developing and presenting your defense on the merits to the crime charged, we investigate the circumstances of the accident or conduct underlying the charges, and we will work with forensic experts to aid your defense on issues ranging from blood alcohol content to crash dynamics. In cases involving charges of manslaughter or negligent homicide, we also explore the fine but critically important distinction between a reckless and a negligent state of mind.
While we prepare your defense concerning the facts of the case, we also work hard to minimize your exposure to criminal punishment.
Mandatory prison sentences are based on one of two circumstances:
We’ll attack the prosecution’s case on both fronts as the case warrants. In many cases, we can demonstrate that a prior felony cannot be used against you to increase the penalties for a present offense.
If you have been arrested for and charged with a serious motor vehicle crime in Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or any part of Arizona, then The Weingart Firm is who you’ll want to represent your interests in this serious matter. Our trial experience and in-depth courtroom knowledge will help to ensure that your case is in the excellent care of legal professionals that understand the entire process of your current difficulty. To learn more about our entire range of criminal defense capabilities or for a completely free legal consultation simply contact our expert criminal trial attorneys at The Weingart Firm in Tempe, AZ today!