Yuma Violent Crime Attorneys
What Qualifies as Violent Crime?
Under Arizona law, certain felonies are considered to be violent crimes. Manslaughter, for example, can be considered 2nd degree murder in cases where a vehicle was involved. However, any crime can be designated violent in certain circumstances.
A charge can be designated as a violent crime under one of four conditions:
- Use of a deadly weapon during the act
- Use of a dangerous instrument during the act
- The crime caused physical injury to an individual
- The crime caused the death of an individual
The Arizona Revised Statutes also delineate violent sexual assault as a separate crime, though the term essentially means sexual assault combined with one of the above factors. A third conviction of a violent crime results in a life sentence.
Call (928) 783-8879 to ask the experienced Yuma criminal defense lawyers at Territorial Law for a free initial consultation.
Territorial Law, L.L.C. Violent Crime Legal Counsel
Anyone accused of a crime has the right to a legal defense. This is true both for individuals who have committed a minor misdemeanor and those who are accused of something as severe as a violent crime. If you are facing a serious criminal charge, act now. You need a Yuma criminal defense lawyer who will stand for your rights and protect your interests, no matter the charge.
You won’t find a firm with a stronger court record or a longer history of service in the Yuma community than Territorial Law. We pride ourselves on our reputation for handling each case with care and attention. For serious charges, we know each detail matters. We believe our Yuma violent crime attorneys can provide the strongest defense possible by producing evidence in your favor and fighting the assumptions of the prosecution.