Arizona defendants convicted of committing a violent crime can be punished with a mandatory prison sentence. As such, the stakes are much higher for defendants facing these types of criminal charges. In addition to facing mandatory prison sentencing, Arizona violent crime defendants are typically not offered very generous plea bargains. The combination of these factors increases the likelihood that violent crime cases will make it to a jury trial.
Violent crimes include a range of criminal activity, including:
- Robbery and armed robbery
- Assault and aggravated assault
Violent crimes are charged as felonies in Arizona, and they are punishable by severe penalties. If convicted, Arizona violent crime defendants are almost certainly sentenced to jail or prison. This makes it all the more important for Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale and Tempe defendants charged with violent crimes to consult with a qualified Mesa violent crime attorney. In the East Valley, JacksonWhite’s criminal law team is ready to help violent crime defendants prepare their defense.