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If you have been charged with any violent crime such as homicide, vehicular or negligent homicide, or aggravated assault in Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or any other area in Arizona then you could likely be facing a mandatory prison term if you are convicted. Charges stemming from alleged violent crimes in Maricopa County also expose defendants to the issue of extremely limited available plea negotiation options. If you are unable to plead guilty to the violent offense(s) charged, then you must defend yourself in front of the judge and jury.
Fortunately, the AV rated* Weingart Firm in Tempe, AZ can provide defendants charged with a violent crime with the reliable advice and experienced representation for which our criminal defense attorneys are known. Mark Weingart is a board-certified specialist in criminal law through the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and has over 500 jury trials and 30 years of legal experience to his credit. Our expert criminal defense attorneys will ensure that your side of the story is presented in an effective, persuasive, and factual manner so that a jury can consider it during trial.
The Weingart Firm represents clients accused of violent crimes such as:
Several of our criminal defense attorneys have experience as prosecutors which means that our familiarity with the investigation of crime scenes, the location and examination of any witnesses, and the careful review of police reports can assist in the development of a strong defense to combat the charges against you. Our defense attorneys also have extensive experience with the development and presentation of forensic evidence on any technical or scientific issue including ballistics and the actual ability of a witness to have observed the facts presented in their testimony.
The facts that underlie many charges for violent crimes provide allow a defendant to plead self-defense as a response to any accusations of assault or homicide. Our vast experience with the proper development and proof of self-defense pleas can be inarguably advantageous to your case prior to trial and before the jury. In Arizona, violent crimes have the capacity to be charges as “dangerous crimes” which require the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences upon conviction. At The Weingart Firm, our criminal defense attorneys can advise you of the full extent of the possible consequences of the charges you are facing while also presenting options to reduce your exposure to a harsh punishment if you are convicted.
Arizona is home to some of the strictest laws and harshest punishments for violent crimes in the United States. Mandatory minimum sentences and limited opportunities for negotiating plea options for violent crimes sets the stakes very high in these types of cases. The Weingart Firm can help you navigate the complex legal situations involved in violent crime cases by developing and presenting your defense to a jury in a compelling manner when no acceptable plea arrangements are available. Don’t rely upon a court-appointed public defender to provide you with the comprehensive and exhaustive criminal defense that you will need during your case! To learn more about the scope of our criminal defense services or to schedule your complimentary consultation, contact The Weingart Firm in Tempe, AZ for expert representation in your criminal case.