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Violent Crimes Losing Your Freedom Is Not an Option

Tucson Violent Crime Attorney

Defense for Assault, Sexual Assault, Homicide and Capital Murder

Nesci & St. Louis only handles criminal law cases in the Arizona state and federal courts. Our Tucson violent crime lawyers possess nearly 40 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 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 Tucson violent crime 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 the following to solve serious crimes:

  • Fingerprinting
  • DNA analysis
  • Computer forensics
  • Blood splatter testing
  • Teeth mark assessments
  • Blood testing
  • Ballistics

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.

Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation

Our Tucson violent crime defense law firm aggressively tears apart the state’s forensic evidence in:

  • Sexual assault
  • Armed robbery
  • 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, contact us online to schedule your FREE initial consultation with a Tucson violent crimes lawyer.

Testimonials

Hear It from Our Clients
  • “The case was unusual and Joe can't guarantee that you're going to win, but what I can guarantee on his behalf is that you will get the most thorough defense possible. Very pleased with his work ethic and organization.”

    - Avvo Review, Former Client
  • “Though the process was lengthy, he encouraged patience, and in the end, it paid off. My son was initially charged with two felonies. They were reduced and later dropped altogether. There were no surprise charges. We could not ask for a better outcome.”

    - Avvo Review, Former Client
  • “Joe represented me for an Extreme DUI (.16+) case which lasted several years. The first thing he said to me was that he and his firm love to battle, and they were right!”

    - Anonymous
  • “I will forever be indebted to Mr. St. Louis he is an Amazing Trial Lawyer he literally saved my life...”

    - Avvo Review, Former Client
  • “If you EVER need representation, these are the guys you want on YOUR side!!!”

    - Megan Torrie
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Our Firm is Different

We Will Protect Your Freedom & Future
  • National Leaders in the Field of Criminal Defense
  • The Only Attorney Certified in Both Criminal Law and DUI Defense in Arizona
  • Aggressive Representation Delivered Every Time
  • Exclusively Focusing on DUI, Criminal Defense Law and Civil Rights Violations and Injuries by Government Employees
  • Backed by Nearly Forty Years of Combined Experience