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Tucson Violent Crimes Lawyer
Aggressive Defense for Violent Crime Charges
A conviction for a violent crime may result in a serious sentence that includes long-term incarceration in prison, often without the possibility of early parole. Regardless of the type of crime, an experienced criminal defense attorney in Tucson can help. At The Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC, we provide aggressive representation for clients facing charges for a violent crime.
Arrested for a violent crime? Contact our Tucson violent crimes attorney today to discuss your defense.
Violent Crimes in Arizona
Violent crimes are the most serious criminal charges and carry the harshest punishment. Arizona aggressively prosecutes violent crimes, and multiple offenses can fall under this category. Our firm has successfully defended many clients who have been charged with violent crimes and we will provide the same level of quality representation in your case.
Arizona classifies the following as violent crimes:
These crimes can carry serious punishments if a prosecutor can reach a conviction, including life in prison with no possibility of parole. Others, such as forcible rape or sexual assault require you to register as a sex offender upon release from prison.
Building a Strong Defense For Your Case
Being sentenced to jail greatly impacts your life. A violent crime conviction would follow you, even after your release. For this reason, it is important to fight these charges to avoid conviction or reduce the charges to a less serious offense. Tucson violent crimes attorney Carlos A. Medina works to reduce charges or have them dismissed and will aggressively defend your rights at every stage of the legal process. We offer legal services in English and Spanish.
If you are facing charges for a violent crime, contact our Tucson violent crimes lawyer immediately at (520) 251-9561 to discuss your legal options.
Do I have to consent to a search of my home or vehicle?A: The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution offers protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. This means that law enforcement cannot simply search you or your property or make an arrest without probable cause. You have the right to refuse a law enforcement officer’s request to search your car or your home, but if they have a warrant or believe they have probable cause, they may be able to conduct a search. If you believe your property was illegally searched, an attorney can assess the situation and determine whether this can be used to your advantage in challenging your arrest or charges.
What are my rights if I'm arrested?A: If you’re arrested, you have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided to you. These rights are essential, as anything you say or do after you are taken into custody may be used against you in court. Exercise your rights and protect your interests.
If I refuse to give a statement or answer a question, will I face criminal charges?A: As already mentioned, you have the right to remain silent. You can politely refuse to answer questions posed to you by a police officer, and you should not face criminal charges simply for exercising this right. Depending on the situation, however, you may still be arrested and taken into custody. Be sure to request to speak to your attorney, who may be able to challenge an unlawful arrest.
What is a plea agreement? Should I accept it?A: A plea agreement typically involves lesser charges or punishment offered in exchange for a plea of guilty or no contest. Do not accept a plea offer without first talking to your attorney. You need to be certain that this is in your best interests. In some cases, a skilled criminal defense lawyer may be able to fight your charges and help you avoid a conviction altogether – which is far more advantageous than any plea agreement.
If I’m innocent, do I really need an attorney?A: Guilt or innocence aside, your future is in jeopardy in the face of criminal allegations. You need an attorney who can protect your rights to show the judge and jury that you are innocent. Legal processes must be followed, and attempts by the prosecuting attorney and law enforcement to secure a conviction must be effectively countered. Even if you are innocent, you need a professional to handle your case.