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Scottsdale, Arizona CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

If you are facing criminal charges in Phoenix, Arizona, the defense attorney you hire to represent you can make an enormous difference on the outcome of your case

Hallam Law Group prides itself on providing aggressive defense strategies, personal attention to clients, and compassionate advocacy at every step of the legal process.

We defend clients facing any type of felony charge, including homicide, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white-collar crimes. Our firm has experience in complex criminal litigation throughout Arizona and the knowledge of the law you need for a strong defense. Call today and speak to an attorney, not a secretary or paralegal.

Speak Directly to a Proven Defense Attorney Now

The criminal defense lawyers at Hallam Law Group genuinely have our clients’ best interests at heart. Your attorney will stand in your corner, defend your rights, and shine a light on the best path moving forward. Having an experienced defense attorney will give you a distinct advantage during a criminal defense or trial.

Hallam Law Group has years of hands-on experience and knowledge of the law, which helps to create an aggressive defense strategy and ultimately achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We know exactly how to challenge the State’s evidence and expose weaknesses in a case, giving you an edge in negotiating. When you contact Hallam Law Group, you’ll talk to a compassionate attorney who honestly cares about you and your case.

What a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Do for You

Legal representation is crucial for those facing criminal charges in Arizona. The U.S. Constitution entitles every defendant to representation through either a private lawyer or a public defender. An attorney will have the capabilities to build a strong defense, combat the prosecution’s claims, dispute any evidence against you, and negotiate for the best possible outcome on your behalf. A good criminal defense attorney in Phoenix should be able to achieve the following:

  • Instruct you on your rights and options, as well as how to behave and respond during pre-trial criminal investigations, preventing you from divulging information or accidentally incriminating yourself during questioning from authorities.
  • Investigate and determine whether the Phoenix criminal court to drop the charges the state has pressed against you based on lack of evidence or improper procedure, such as lack of probable cause, unlawful search and seizure, or failure to read Miranda rights.
  • Passionately advocate for your rights. Your lawyer will support you every step of the way, helping you navigate the law and take on the various court events necessary to resolve your case. He/she will also build a strong defense strategy based on the facts of the case.
  • Represent you during plea deal negotiations. In the event that you and your attorney know the courts will find you guilty, a lawyer can negotiate a better plea bargain to minimize the conviction and penalties you will face.

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The consequences of inadequate representation in a criminal case can be severe, such as a prison sentence, significant fines, and a permanent criminal record. It’s important to have a knowledgeable, proven attorney argue on your behalf.

Our firm’s cornerstone is personal attention. We proudly make ourselves available so you can speak to and communicate with your lawyer at any time. Call whenever you have questions or concerns. That’s what we are here for. Should your case go to trial, having a polished, experienced and confident litigator is essential in securing the best trial outcome possible. Trust us with your case and experience the difference. Call (602) 237-5373 or request a free consultation online today.

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Josephine Hallam

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Ms. Hallam has been on the front line of the criminal justice system throughout her career. She began working for the Public Defender’s office while still a law student in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Arizona’s criminal justice system runs on strict time limits, called statutes of limitations. Statutes of limitations exist in criminal cases to protect defendants from unfair trials. Failure to resolve a criminal case in a timely manner could result in lost or destroyed evidence as well as unreliable witness accounts. Letting too much time pass between the alleged crime and prosecution of said crime is unjust to the defendant, and something the Arizona (and federal) courts do not permit.

The time frame the State has to prosecute someone for an alleged crime in Arizona depends upon the severity of the charges. According to Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-107, no statute of limitations exists for violent sexual assault crimes or homicide in Arizona. The State may prosecute people for these crimes regardless of how long ago the incident occurred. Crimes involving public records or public money also do not have statutes of limitations in Arizona. Other types of felonies, however, come with a general seven-year statute of limitations.

The State has one year after the crime to file misdemeanor charges and six months for petty offenses. Federal statutes of limitations will apply to federal crimes, such as mail-related crimes or tax fraud. The typical time limit for federal felony charges is five years after the date of the alleged crime. The courts will likely dismiss a case (or drop the charges) if the prosecution fails to meet the statute of limitations for bringing the charges.

Contact Us for Outstanding Criminal Defense in Phoenix, Arizona

The sooner you call a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer, the better for your case. A lawyer can help you avoid common mistakes, such as speaking to police officers without an attorney present. A lawyer can also help you feel less alone and more in control after an arrest or run-in with the law. The defense lawyers at Hallam Law Group truly care about your case, your well-being, and your future. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation, either in person at our local office or over the phone. Initial consults are always free and confidential. Call Hallam Law Group at (602) 237-5373.

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