PHOENIX ARIZONA CRIMINAL LAWYERS
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Phoenix Arizona Criminal Lawyers
There are few things more stressful than being accused of a crime. It may seem like the cards are stacked against you, especially when you realize that the sentencing guidelines in Arizona are some of the toughest in the entire country. This is where the Law Badgers come in. We are relentless, aggressive, and absolutely committed to protecting your rights…and fighting for your freedom.
Whether you’ve been wrongfully charged or made an honest mistake, the criminal justice system does not look favorably on the accused. You need someone on your side who knows the system and can find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Our highly-skilled and tenacious AZ criminal defense team knows how to do just that. Our attorneys and staff will support you every step of the way. You are more than the charges against you, and you have rights. Let us fight to protect them.
THE LAW BADGER DIFFERENCE
In Phoenix and the surrounding areas, many criminal defense attorneys were prosecutors before they “switched sides.” While some may market this experience as a positive, the truth is that this background means they made their living by taking freedom away from fellow Arizonans. Here at Law Badgers, we value freedom above all else. Our lead criminal defense counsel, Kris Califano, is proud to have never worked as a prosecutor, and never put a person in jail.
Our goal, above all else, is to ensure that the rights and freedoms of our community members are not violated in any way. This simple, but important, value is at the core of all that we do. Because of this, the service you receive from our Phoenix attorneys and staff is personal, caring, and skilled, while the fight we give to the state is fierce. That’s what Badgers do.
WE KNOW ARIZONA CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Whatever crime you’ve been charged with, we’ve seen a case like it before. Whether your charge is a misdemeanor or a felony, we have the experience and skill to stand our ground and protect your rights. Some of the most common criminal cases we handle include:
- Possession or distribution of marijuana
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor vehicle theft
- Violent crime
No matter what you’ve been accused of, it’s important to remember that you have not been convicted of that crime. And it is our job to make sure that never happens. We’ll use our extensive understanding of the criminal justice system and Arizona’s laws to safeguard your freedoms and rights, and ensure that your voice is heard. But do not delay — the sooner we get involved in your case, the more we can do for you.
THE CRIMINAL CASE TIMELINE
If you are arrested in Arizona or anywhere in the United States, the police are obligated to inform you of your rights. You may have heard these referred to as your Miranda Rights.
Within 24 hours after your arrest, you will make an Initial Appearance before a judge. Here, you will be formally told of the charges against you. In some cases, you may be given the opportunity to be released pending your trial. If this occurs, you may be released on personal cognizance, or you may be required to post bail.
When the criminal system is working correctly, bail is usually set at a reasonable amount relative to the charges brought. Occasionally, however, prosecutors may seek an extraordinarily high bond, or ask the judge to keep you in jail until your trial. This is when having a good criminal defense attorney is critical. The Law Badgers will fight to make sure your bail is reasonable, and that you get home to prepare for the rest of your case.
After your Initial Appearance, there will be an arraignment, at which you will learn the details of your charges. Other dates, including your trial date, will also be set.
Finally, you will be asked to enter a plea. The Law Badgers will never seek the “easy” way out and tell you to just plead guilty. We will fight for you throughout the entire process. Remember, we don’t win unless you win.
CONTACT A PHOENIX CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY TODAY
When it comes to criminal charges, there is no time to waste. Every moment without an attorney, your rights and freedoms are in jeopardy. Contact the Law Badgers today for a free and confidential consultation about your case.