Tucson Violent Crime Lawyer
Defenses in Cases involving Assault, Sex Assault, Homicide and Capital Murder
Nesci & St. Louis only handles criminal law cases in the Arizona state and federal courts. Our Tucson violent crimes attorneys possess 80 years of combined experience and accept the most challenging cases defending clients. Our team is well versed in Constitutional issues and trial practice. We use our knowledge and experience to build the strongest defense possible.
Felony Assault Charges
- Whereas many assaults are considered misdemeanors, serious assaults may be charged as felonies, such as:
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated assault
- Domestic assault on a spouse that results in severe injuries or death
We hold the government to the requirement that it prove the alleged attack occurred, and hold the prosecution to its duty of proving each and every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Whenever charges cannot be dismissed pretrial possible, our Tucson attorneys seek to have charges reduced to misdemeanors to avoid felony convictions.
Experience Representing Defendants Who Face Life and Death Sentences
Our defense lawyers have experience representing defendants facing the most severe sentences possible - life in prison and the death penalty. Our Tucson violent crime and homicide attorney Joseph P. St. Louis has been designated as Learned Counsel – allowing him to serve as lead counsel in federal death penalty cases. Joe has successfully argued for life sentences sparing defendants the death sentence in the Arizona and U.S. Federal Court criminal justice systems. He persuaded judges in two back-to-back first-degree murder cases to dismiss all murder charges during the trials.
Up-to-Date Knowledge about Forensic Evidence
Law enforcement relies on fingerprinting, DNA analysis, computer forensics, blood splatter testing, teeth mark assessments blood testing and ballistics to solve serious crimes. However, the results of complex forensic tests are often far less accurate and reliable than the prosecution purports. Mistakes in the collection, storage, and analysis of evidence can result in incorrect conclusions that put innocent people away and allow the guilty to go free. Yet because the evidence is based on scientific methods, jurors are likely to blindly accept forensic evidence as proof.
Our Tucson criminal defense law firm aggressively tears apart the state’s forensic evidence in sexual assault, armed robbery and homicide trials. We consult with a team of medical, scientific and technology experts to refute the prosecution’s unreliable findings. Our experts offer effective, professional testimony at felony trials to explain technical, sophisticated information in terms that jurors and judges can understand.
To learn about your best defense in an assault, homicide or murder case, call Nesci & St. Louis today at (520) 999-2441 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.