Tucson Violent Crime Lawyer
Defending Those Accused of Violent Crimes in Tucson, AZ
Our Tucson violent crime defense law firm aggressively tears apart the state’s forensic evidence in sexual assault, armed robbery, and homicide trials. Our defense lawyers consult with a team of medical, scientific and technology experts to refute the prosecution’s unreliable findings. Our aggressive experts offer effective, professional testimony at felony trials to explain technical, sophisticated information in terms that jurors and judges can understand.
Nesci & St. Louis only handles criminal law cases in the Arizona state and federal courts. Our Tucson criminal defense lawyers possess over 40 years of combined criminal defense experience and accept the most challenging cases defending clients in Tucson, AZ. Our criminal defense team is well versed in Constitutional issues and trial practice. Our lawyers use our knowledge and experience to build the strongest defense possible.
If you have been accused of a violent crime in Tucson, AZ schedule your criminal case review today to discuss your defense options!
Felony Assault Charges in Tucson, Arizona
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 must prove that 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 defense lawyers serving Tucson seek to have criminal charges reduced to misdemeanors to avoid felony convictions.
Attempted Murder Sentence Arizona
An attempted murder occurs when someone tries to kill another person, but fails. Suppose a person shoots a gun at another person, yelling "I'm going to kill you", but only wounds him. Another common scenario involves assisting someone in a known murder attempt. Both the driver and the shooter may be charged with attempted murder if the intended victim(s) survive, such as driving a car for someone else to do a drive-by shooting. It is most difficult to prove an intent to kill in assault cases when there are either bad injuries.
How is Attempted Murder Charged?
Attempt crimes are reduced by one class. Under Arizona Law, Murder is a Class 1 Felony, which makes Attempted Murder a Class 2 Felony. Attempted Murder alone is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. In cases such as Attempted Murder, multiple counts, multiple charges, and other sentencing aggravating factors are not uncommon.
Experience Representing Defendants Who Face Life and Death Sentences
Our defense lawyers serving Tucson have experience representing defendants facing the most severe sentences possible - life in prison and the death penalty. Our Tucson violence 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 the following to solve serious crimes:
- DNA analysis
- Computer forensics
- Blood splatter testing
- Teeth mark assessments
- Blood testing
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.
To learn about your best defense in an assault, homicide or murder case, contact us online to schedule your FREE initial consultation with a Tucson criminal defense attorney.
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