Most violent crimes carry a presumption of prison time. If prosecutors can prove "dangerous allegations" that heighten the charges, you may face a mandatory prison sentence. More than 25,000 violent crimes were reported across Arizona in 2012, and the people arrested for these crimes, be it murder or rape or aggravated assault, face serious criminal penalties.
If you have been charged with a violent crime in Phoenix, it is critical that your violent crime defense lawyer has the experience and skill to fight these charges and help you avoid a conviction or minimize the consequences.
Why should you call Suzuki Law Offices?
- Richard Suzuki has worked as a state and federal prosecutor
- We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Suzuki Law Offices has defended hundreds of clients
- We will start your case with a free, no-risk consultation
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Our founding lawyer, Richard Suzuki, represents felony defendants across Maricopa County and surrounding counties of southern Arizona.
He has a proven record of favorable outcomes in a full range of violent crime cases, including
- Assault on a police officer
- Gun and weapon crimes
- Murder / manslaughter
- Domestic violence
- Child abuse offenses
- Gang-related crimes
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Lead Attorney Richard Suzuki is an accomplished violent crime defense lawyer, a former Deputy Maricopa County Attorney, and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney. He uses his experience to gauge the strength of the case against you and give you honest and knowledgeable advice about your legal options. We can explore all viable defenses to your charges, including self-defense or defense of a third party, mistaken identity and/or lack of intent to cause harm or commit a crime.
When you hire Suzuki Law Offices, we will scrutinize all aspects of your case, from the initial arrest to police conduct to all available defense strategies. Our goals are focused on having your charges dismissed or reduced, and we draw from decades of experience and insight as former prosecutors to pursue the best results possible. If you have been accused of a serious felony, don't wait to contact a Phoenix violent crime attorney who can make the most of your defense.
How “Dangerous Allegations” Can Affect Your Charges
After an arrest, time is of the essence. This is why the Phoenix violent crime defense lawyers at Suzuki Law Offices are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
Crimes that might otherwise be a high-level misdemeanor or low-level felony can be charged as major felonies if dangerous allegations are present.
Any of these dangerous allegations automatically escalate violent crimes to mandatory prison time, even on a first offense. Even in plea negotiations, the prosecution will usually demand the minimum prison time:
- Use of a deadly weapon – using or carrying a gun while committing a crime
- Use of a dangerous instrument – can include a knife, baseball bat, beer bottle, etc.
- Serious bodily injury – life-threatening or lasting injuries caused by violence
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