Phoenix, Arizona Criminal Defense Overview

cuffed man in courtroomWhen one is charged with a crime, they are being accused of committing an act which was harmful to a person, a group of people, or society as a whole. Phoenix and other Arizona areas each have their own laws which one must abide by. A violation of these laws can result in charges being filed at Municipal, Justice, or Superior Court. The Federal Government has its own set of laws and a violation of these rules can result in an Indictment in Federal District Court. Bretton Barber is a criminal defense lawyer who handles cases at each of these levels. If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime then contact our office today to speak with an attorney.

Phoenix lawyer assisting Arizona residents with misdemeanor, felony, and federal charges

There are two types of crimes with which a person may be charged in Arizona or in Federal Court. These are felonies and misdemeanors. Those charged with a state misdemeanor can be sentenced to up to six months in jail. There is also the possibility of high fines, community service, probation, required counseling, and a permanent criminal record. A felony conviction can result in a lengthy prison sentence and a permanent loss of certain rights. Those charged in Federal Court will be subjected to the federal sentencing guidelines. Common charges brought by area prosecutors include:

Whatever your current situation is, it is important that you consult with an attorney as early as possible. Bretton Barber is a lawyer who has the experience and knowledge necessary to help ensure you receive the best possible outcome given your circumstances. He will immediately obtain any available discovery and will conduct all necessary investigations into the matter. Our office will file any necessary Motions and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process. Importantly, we will be in regular communication with you each step of the way. Bretton handles all matters in our office, meaning that you will be dealing with him directly rather than an associate. Bretton will give your case both the time and attention that it deserves. Contact us online today to get started. In addition to Phoenix, we service other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.

Phoenix attorney providing a high level of representation of Phoenix area residents in need of criminal defense

It is important to understand that one is facing a serious situation once they have been charged with a crime. Regardless of whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony, you should always understand what is happening in your case. Bretton is an attorney who prides himself on providing a high level of service to the greater Phoenix area. He will stay in regular contact with you throughout the process. He will also provide you with his personal cell phone number and ensure that you receive regular updates about the status of the situation. Given the serious nature of your situation, you need a lawyer who will take it seriously.