Phoenix Weapons Crimes Attorney
Weapons Crimes Charges in Phoenix
If you are being charged with a weapons crime in Phoenix, you will need an experienced and aggressive attorney by your side. Attorney Jon M. Martinez is a former major crimes prosecutor who knows what it takes to put you in the best position to win your case. Mr. Martinez uses the experience gained as a prosecutor to aggressively defend your rights and will fight to help you every step of the way in your case against the state.
What is a weapons crime in Arizona?
A weapons crime is any criminal act involving the use, sale, possession or distribution of a weapon. Weapons crimes in Phoenix can be serious felony offenses and you will need an attorney who is not afraid to fight the government in order to protect your rights and keep you out of jail. Attorney Jon M. Martinez has experience defending clients with weapons charges including:
- Unlawful discharge of a weapon
- Misconduct involving weapons
- Unlawful possession of a weapon
- Minor in possession of a weapon
- Concealing a weapon
- Unlawful sale of a weapon
- Assault with a weapon
- Using a weapon to commit a crime
Weapon crimes in Arizona are most often classified as a felony offense. As a felony offense, you may be facing extreme penalties, including fines, probation or even jail and prison time. For example, if you have previously been convicted of a felony offense, it is illegal to carry a weapon unless you have had your civil rights restored. If you are charged with possessing a weapon with one prior felony conviction, you may be facing a maximum of 7.5 years in prison.
Similarly, if you are charged with using a weapon in the commission of another crime, such as drug trafficking or sales, the penalties can be extremely harsh. Prosecutors will use every resource available to secure a conviction against you that may require mandatory prison terms. Having a defense attorney who is well versed in weapons crimes in Phoenix can help you through these stressful times and they may be able to keep you out of a prison cell.
Do I need to be using a gun or a knife to be charged with a weapons crime?
It is not necessary that a gun or knife be used for you to be charged with a weapons crime. In fact, in Arizona, a weapon is defined as anything designed for lethal use. This can include guns and knives, but may also include other objects such as a baseball bat, a beer bottle, or even a car.
Any weapon charge that results in the serious injury of another person will automatically be considered a more serious crime that will carry significantly harsher punishments and much longer prison sentences. At these tough times in your life, it is important to hire an attorney that you can trust and one who will have your back every step of the way. Nobody wants to be defined by their worst day and you should never be treated as simply the next case number on the calendar.
Phoenix Weapons Crimes Lawyer
Attorney Jon M. Martinez is an experienced and aggressive former major crimes prosecutor who has dedicated years of his life to protect the rights of his clients as a defense attorney in Phoenix. If you or a loved one has been charged with any weapons crimes, do not hesitate. Call the Jon M. Martinez Criminal Law Group today for your free consultation at (480) 745-1572 or email Mr. Martinez directly at Jonm.Martinez@gmail.com.