This post concludes my series on the handling of assault charges in Phoenix, Arizona. I have addressed a number of topics over my last several posts with the goal of helping Maricopa County residents know what they should expect when facing such charges. This post will recap subjects I have previously discussed and explain the need to contact an attorney if you are facing assault charges.
Subjects I have addressed over my last several posts included:
- Claiming self-defense when facing assault charges
- Excluding eye-witness identification in a Phoenix assault case
- Excluding statements made to the police after being arrested for assault
- Investigating an assault charge
- Taking a Phoenix area assault case to trial
One thing that I have stressed, through each of these posts, is that being convicted for assault can have serious consequences upon one’s future. These consequences can include a permanent criminal record, one being labeled as a “violent offender,” loss of child custody, and disqualification from employment. Hiring counsel can help you to ensure that your case is handled correctly and gives you a better chance going forward. In other words, do not make the mistake of considering assault charges to be a private matter or a “do it yourself” project.
I regularly represent those in Phoenix and the greater Maricopa County area who are either charged with assault or another misdemeanor. The Barber Law Group is founded upon the idea that all clients are entitled to the highest level of respect. It is our promise to promptly return phone calls, to ensure you know what to expect as the process moves forward, and to guide you through this troubling time in your life. Call today to schedule a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer. I also represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.