Our criminal defense attorneys are former Arizona prosecutors
Every Arizona criminal defense attorney with SLG is a former prosecutor. As such, we anticipate the State’s case and quickly spot weaknesses that could benefit the defense. The prosecution has the burden of proving every element of the alleged crime beyond a reasonable doubt. To the trained eye, that burden provides an opportunity for defense counsel to attack the prosecution’s case in chief.
No criminal trial is a slam dunk. The prosecution will have a strategy for conviction; the defense must have a strategy for acquittal. Although dismissal, acquittal, plea bargain, or reduced sentence are all possibilities, the stakes vary considerably with the offense.
Impact the criminal case has on a family law case
A criminal investigation, trial, or conviction may weaken a party’s family law case, too. Accusations of cyber-stalking the other spouse, of threatening domestic violence, or of violating an order of protection or order against harassment, could easily damage one’s case for child custody. Criminal charges may influence the family law judge’s determination of parenting time and legal decision-making authority. If hoping to co-parent your child, then hire the Arizona criminal defense attorney who has a proven track record of fighting and obtaining positive results.