Homicide Attorney In Phoenix

A person accused with homicide is likely to spend a large period of time in jail, and in the event of murder, he or she may never be freed. They might be sentenced to death if they are convicted of capital murder. Homicides can range from manslaughter to capital murder. A murder charge might be reduced to manslaughter or even dropped in some situations with the help of a highly qualified defense attorney with sufficient resources.

If you've been charged with homicide or any other offense that led to the death of another person, you'll need the help of a Phoenix homicide defense attorney. Our criminal defense attorney is familiar with the particular challenges that come with the preparation and defense of a homicide charge, and they have the courtroom talent and experience necessary to take on the state.

Homicide Charges in Arizona

Homicide in Arizona is defined as the intentional killing of another person. It's among the most serious criminal charges you or a loved one may face for obvious reasons. A homicide conviction in Arizona has severe consequences, and the state often seeks the death sentence for many first-degree murder cases. Educating oneself about Arizona homicide laws and enlisting the help of an expert homicide attorney will increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

Various Types of Homicide

Homicide is the taking of a human life, despite the outcome of the charges. Each state in the United States has its own classification system, yet many of them are similar. The following are the four most popular categories.

Negligent homicide: Under Arizona law, negligent homicide is a type of involuntary manslaughter, which is a lesser crime than manslaughter or murder. You may be charged with negligent homicide if you unintentionally cause the death of another person owing to criminal negligence.

 

First degree murder: An individual commits first-degree murder with the purpose to kill or knowing that their acts will lead to death. As a result of their actions, they cause the death of another person or individuals. They had plotted the murder ahead of time.


Second degree murder: Second-degree murder occurs when someone kills another person with the purpose to kill them, but without premeditation. A person who behaves with total disdain for human life or recklessly engages in actions that offer a significant risk of death, leading to the death of another person.

Manslaughter: Manslaughter is defined as carelessly causing the death of another person, purposefully murdering someone in the heat of the moment or during a fight, or assisting someone in committing suicide, according to Arizona law.

Defense Strategies Against Homicide

Several defenses may be applicable depending on the facts of your case. This includes proving that someone else committed the crime, that the killing was performed in self-defense, that the murder was unintentional, that the State's evidence is inadequate to convict, or that the killing was not precipitated by the commission of another crime in the case of felony murder. Moreover, there may be mitigating factors that only justify a reduced charge based on the facts. Our criminal defense attorneys have the skills to bring these defenses to life in the courtroom, whether through a scathing cross-examination of a Government witness or a powerful closing statement highlighting the flaws in the State's case.

Homicide Lawyer in Phoenix

The Nava Law Firm is experienced in defending violent crime charges. We believe in what we do and we want to help people. At the Nava Law Firm, we treat every case as if it is our only case and truly want to help people during this tough time in their life. When choosing an attorney, you don’t want to just pick the cheapest one available or the one your friend referred. You want to choose an attorney that has the proper credentials and that is in the courtroom every day fighting for their client’s rights. Regardless of the direction you decide to go in, you will need a chance to organize your thoughts and decide who should represent you in your upcoming trial. We offer a free consultation to help with that process.


WHY CHOOSE NAVA LAW?

  • Treats you like an individual, not a case.
  • Extensive experience in defending clients against Drug Crime charges.
  • Will provide you aggressive representation.
  • Makes sure you understand your rights.
  • Will do anything in their power to dismiss or reduce your case.
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Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Arizona desert outside phoenix, Sonoran Desert
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.

Actuation:
DUI Drugs (Marijuana)
Case Result:
Case Dismissed

A black man was pulled over by Salt River Police Department while visiting from out of town. Despite showing no signs of impairment, the officers arrested him and charged him with DUI Drugs. We investigated the case heavily and interviewed every officer involved. Ultimately, a motion to suppress was filed and granted after an evidentiary hearing before a Judge.

Actuation:
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Case Result:
Reduced to a misdemeanor

Short Description: A man was charged with attacking a family with a knife. After reviewing the evidence, it was determined that the instrument used was not a knife at all. The Grand Jury had been misled, so we filed a motion challenging the grand jury presentation. The prosecutor, confronted with the truth, agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor with no jail time.

Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.

Actuation:
Theft of Means of Transportation
Case Result:
Not Guilty after jury trial

A man was out on a walk and was stopped by police because he was in the area of an attempted vehicle theft. The man maintained his innocence, but the owner of the truck identified him as the man he saw attempt to steal it. We worked tirelessly to prepare a defense and get the prosecution to see reason. The State wouldn’t budge, so the case went to trial. After a 4 day trial, the jury took approximately 10 minutes to return a Not Guilty verdict.

Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.

Actuation:
Resist Arrest
Case Result:
Dismissed

A client was charged with resist arrest after being targeted by police during the protests of Summer 2020. Our firm developed a strategy with activists and members of the media that led to a dismissal of out client’s case and, eventually, all cases connected to the political prosecution of the protesters. (Maybe link to some of the cases?)

Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.

Actuation:
Assault & Disorderly Conduct – Domestic Violence
Case Result:
Dismissal after Diversion

A woman and her boyfriend were arguing over the cleaning of their apartment. The police were called after things escalated and the woman was arrested. The Mesa City Prosecutors originally wanted the woman to do jail time. After working the case and providing background information, we were able to get the prosecutor to allow the woman to complete classes in exchange for a dismissal.

Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.

Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

We have experience managing violent cases that fall under the categories of murder and manslaughter. Out of respect for all Nava Law Firm clients that fall under this case type, we are not providing any information on our website. If you or a loved one have been charged with one of these serious charges, do not speak to police officers and please contact our firm immediately to get a free consultation.

Actuation:
Second in time DUI
Case Result:
Charge reduced with no jail

Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used      to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time.