If you've been charged in Arizona with hit and run, vehicular manslaughter, driving with a suspended license, or any other Vehicular Crime, you could be facing severe penalties, including incarceration and loss of your driver's license, and need an experienced, aggressive attorney to represent you.
At Owens & Perkins, we will be with you throughout the process, from the initial investigation of the evidence against you - including interviewing eyewitnesses and inspecting every piece of evidence the Prosecutor intends to use against you. We will evaluate the strength of the case against you and develop any and all potential defenses to the charges made against you.
We've found that in some cases, a person charged with a Vehicular Crime such as hit and run, didn't have the required mental state to be guilty of the crime they're charged with. Driving negligently and not recklessly is not enough to sustain many of these criminal charges.
Once we've completed our investigation, we'll meet with you and together decide on the best strategy. Sometimes, if the State has a strong case against you, our strategy may be to negotiate the best possible deal with the Prosecutor. In doing so, we'll gather and present to the Prosecutor any evidence we have in your favor. We'll then discuss your case with the Prosecutor and try to achieve a deal that avoids or reduces incarceration time or even avoids a criminal conviction.
If we believe that the State does not have sufficient evidence to prove the charges against you, we may decide to go to trial. Our experienced Criminal Attorneys will present your case to a judge or jury in a light most favorable to you, including filing any pre-trial motions to limit the evidence that may be admissible against you at trial.
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