If you are under investigation or have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense, your life has already changed. You know there are serious consequences if you are convicted, including jail or prison time, fines and orders for restitution.
Whether you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney at the Lara Law Group n the Phoenix and Tucson Metro areas can help you with your defense and see that all your constitutional rights are protected.
Lawyers at the Lara Law Group know how to defend you whether your problems stem from traffic tickets or speeding tickets or arise due to a felony indictment. We defend allegations whether based on a misdemeanor or murder charge. We have expertise in defending any criminal charge. Here is an overview of the most common charges in Mesa, Arizona.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
There are many defenses that can be raised in response to a DUI charge that is based on the blood alcohol content (BAC). A few of them include:
• The Breathalyzer was not properly calibrated
• The administrator of the Breathalyzer test was not properly trained
• The test was not properly administered
• Certain medical conditions caused a false positive BAC
Challenges can be made to the propriety of the initial stop as well as to the improper administration of field sobriety tests.
Under Arizona law, assault charges can range from a misdemeanor for simple assault to a felony charge for aggravated assault. If the charges involve someone you are in a relationship with, live with, are married to or related to, the charges can be for domestic violence.
All assault charges are serious and, if convicted, the penalties are severe. In addition to facing heavy fines and jail or prison time, if you have children, you may have problems with visitation or custody. Your job may be in jeopardy and there may be some jobs you cannot even qualify for if you have an assault conviction on your record.
The Lara Law Group defends those charged with all types of drug offenses ranging from simple possession of drug paraphernalia to possession with the intent to distribute as well as any manufacturing charges. Drug offenses (heroin, meth, marijuana, cocaine, sythetics) are often charged as conspiracies, meaning that you can be charged for just planning with another person to sell drugs even if no drugs ever existed.
In Mesa, Arizona, there are several levels of weapons charges ranging from a misdemeanor for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit to the serious felony of using a weapon in the commission of another felony.
When a person thinks of the crime of kidnapping, they imagine someone grabbing another person off of the street and spiriting him or her away. That is only one way kidnapping occurs. Holding someone in a home against their will and not allowing them to leave is also charged as kidnapping. According to kidnapping statutes, there are other situations that also are charged as kidnapping. This is one of the most serious offenses. Those charged with kidnapping face lengthy prison sentences.
Murder is the unlawful killing of another human being. Charges range from manslaughter to first degree murder. A murder conviction essentially guarantees that the offender will spend many years in prison.
The state has unlimited resources available to engage in relentless prosecution. If you are charged with any type of criminal offense, misdemeanor or felony, you owe it to yourself to have someone on your side to vigorously fight for the protection of all your constitutional rights.
In addition to the consequences of fines and the potential for a lengthy prison sentence a felony conviction will follow you throughout your life. Contact the Lara Law Group who serve clients in all of Arizona including, Phoenix, Tucson, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Oro Valley, Casa Grande, Florence, Pima County, Pinal County and Maricopa County.
Call us with any questions regarding a family law matter in your life. We are here to help you get through any criminal law matter and to help you get your life back together.