Mesa Criminal Defense Attorneys
Have you been charged with a domestic violence offense in City Court or Justice Court? Do you wonder how these charges may affect a divorce or post-decree family law matter? There are many different charges that may qualify as domestic violence: assault, disorderly conduct, criminal damage, and others. You need to consult with a Mesa criminal defense attorney who is knowledgeable about the implications and interactions between domestic violence and family to protect your rights and ensure that your family law matter is not adversely affected.
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Drug Charges are some of the most serious crimes you can be charged with in Arizona. If you are convicted of a drug offense, you face serious fines, incarceration or both. Drug charges can be filed for being in possession of any illegal substance. If you have a large amount of the substance, you can be charged with intent to sell or transportation, which are even more serious charges with even more serious fines and prison sentences. Drug charges may include but are not limited to: possession of a narcotic, distributing a narcotic, selling a narcotic, obtaining prescriptions by fraud, or growing or cultivating narcotics. You can also be charged for having or using a legal drug if you do so without a prescription. Illegal drugs may include, but are not limited to, items as marijuana, heroin, methamphetamines, oxycontin, or cocaine.
If you are being charged with DUI, this means that you are being charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any other drug. There are many different levels and/or categories of DUI, however, all of them are severely punishable under Arizona law. If you are charged with a DUI, you should seek legal advice from a Mesa criminal defense attorney to ensure your rights are protected and that all parts of the State’s case against you are sufficient.
There are many steps to analyzing a DUI. To properly analyze a DUI case, one must evaluate and 1) ensure the officer has reasonable suspicion to conduct a traffic stop in the first place, 2) ensure that the defendant charged was actually in physical control or behind the wheel of the vehicle at the time of the stop, 3) ensure that there was reasonable suspicion to request field sobriety tests, 4) ensure whether there was cause to ask for a breath and/or blood test 5) ensure that Miranda rights were issues before statements were made, 6) ensure that the officer properly conducted the breath analyzer test and waited the necessary deprivation period, 7) ensure that the officer followed proper protocol in the event blood was drawn, and 8) ensure there was probable cause for the arrest. These factor, and others, must be investigated. DUI cases are highly scientific and if not properly analyzed, Defendants who are charged with these crimes are not protected. It imperative that the proper analysis is performed in your case!