Attorneys at the Fitzgibbons Law Offices, P.L.C. understand how daunting it can feel to be confronted with the criminal justice system. We provide aggressive representation to protect the rights of people throughout Arizona who have been accused of felonies and misdemeanors, including in Casa Grande, Coolidge, and the counties located between Phoenix and Tucson.
If you have been arrested for drunk driving you may be facing severe penalties, including a criminal record, license suspension, mandatory alcohol education, community service, a car ignition interlock device, vehicle impoundment, increased car insurance, fines, probation, or jail time. Courts apply strict time constraints on DUI/DWI cases, and failing to act immediately can result in irreversible repercussions, impeding your driving privileges.
Traffic & Driving Citations
Our attorneys offer legal services in defense of traffic violations, including speeding tickets, parking tickets, and infractions.
Drug Offenses & Possession of Prohibited Substances
Under the Federal Controlled Substances Act and Arizona law, a person may be convicted of possession, manufacture, cultivation, sale, distribution, or transportation of a controlled substance. Prohibited substances include narcotics, methamphetamines, marijuana, peyote, prescription drugs without a prescription, and other substances. If you have been arrested for a drug offense, retain a qualified attorney immediately to help reduce the likelihood that you will face fines, forfeiture of property, parole, or imprisonment.
Property Related Offenses
Property related offenses range from misdemeanors to felonies and can include vandalism, trespassing, home invasion, or even polluting or littering. Whether you or someone you love has been charged with a misdemeanor or felony property offense, an attorney can help defend you and protect your constitutional rights.
Assaults & Violent crimes
Assault and other violent crimes may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. Often a prosecutor will argue that there were aggravating circumstances and that a defendant should receive the most stringent punishment possible. Aggravating circumstances include:
- Serious injuries to the victim
- Use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument
- Assault on a peace officer or prosecutor
These circumstances, and others, often increase penalties and prison time. Our attorneys are experienced in dealing with prosecutors and arguing for reduced sentences, or presenting affirmative defenses that will ensure your rights are protected.
Domestic violence is a crime against children, spouses, relatives, or a person with whom the defendant was romantically involved. If you are facing a domestic violence charge, seek legal representation as soon as possible, as a conviction may result in loss of child custody or visitation rights, counseling, probation, or even imprisonment.
Theft crimes can include extortion, shop-lifting, unlawful failure to return rental property, car theft, retail theft, and other more serious crimes. The penalties on conviction of a theft crime may depend on the value of the property that was stolen and the circumstances of the theft. A resourceful criminal defense attorney can present persuasive arguments to ensure that you face the minimum penalty possible.
Juveniles who are charged with crimes may be given fewer procedural rights than adults, and juveniles over 15 may even be charged as adults for certain crimes, including murder, armed robbery, sexual assault, aggravated assault, or a third felony arrest. If you or your child has been arrested for a juvenile crime, seek representation from a criminal defense attorney who has specific experience handling cases involving the juvenile court system.
Internet theft and fraud, including "phishing" and identity theft, are serious crimes with severe repercussions. If you have been charged with an internet crime, you may be facing serious penalties. A prosecutor may be able to recover harmful evidence even from computers that appeared to be clean. To learn more about your rights and the charges you face, contact a knowledgeable lawyer.
Seek Aggressive Representation
If you or someone you know has been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, seek legal representation as soon as possible to minimize the chances of severe penalties. Attorneys at the Fitzgibbons Law Offices, P.L.C. can help. Contact us today for more information.