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Defending Clients Against the Most Serious Criminal Charges—Arizona Violent Crime Lawyer

There is no category of crime more aggressively prosecuted then violent criminal offenses.  If you are charged with a violent crime in Arizona or anywhere in Maricopa County even if you are only under investigation, it is essential to obtain immediate legal advice from an experienced Arizona violent crime defense attorney.  YOU SHOULD NOT DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH ANYONE AND PARTICULARLY NOT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR PROSECUTOR UNTIL YOU HAVE OBTAINED LEGAL REPRESENTATION! 

If you are convicted of a violent crime in Maricopa County, you may suffer very serious adverse effects, such as a long period of incarceration in state prison, permanent damage to your personal reputation, loss of constitutional rights to vote and possess a firearm, deportation and other negative immigration consequences as well as barriers to obtaining financial aid for higher education and future employment.  It is also important to keep in mind that if you are charged with a violent crime involving either the use of a weapon or where the victim suffers serious injury, you may face mandatory minimum state prison terms.

Experienced and respected Arizona violent crime defense attorney Diane Sullivan brings an insider's knowledge of law enforcement investigative techniques and prosecution trial strategy based on her successful tenure as a Maricopa County prosecutor with a high conviction rate.  Ms. Sullivan recognizes that a conviction of a violent crime can have a negative impact on every aspect of your life, including your marriage or romantic relationship, relationship to your children and your career aspirations.  Ms. Sullivan engages in intensive investigation, including the use of experienced forensic investigators, extensive legal research, artfully drafted legal motions and zealous advocacy in court to provide the strongest possible defense for her clients in cases involving violent crimes.

If you are charged with a violent crime in Arizona or anywhere throughout Maricopa County, Ms. Sullivan provides an effective zealous defense to the following violent crimes:

  • Forcible rape
  • Murder
  • Armed Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Arson
  • Manslaughter
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Home invasion
  • Weapons and Firearm offenses

If you've been charged with any violent crime in Maricopa County, Diane Sullivan can aggressively represent you.  Ms. Sullivan may seek the suppression of critical evidence such as a weapon or clothing with DNA from a victim based on an unlawful search or seizure. Ms. Sullivan will also explore other potential defenses based on police misconduct in violation of your constitutional rights. Many times in cases involving violent crimes Ms. Sullivan is able to effectively assert defenses, such as self-defense or defense of others.  Ms. Sullivan also will look carefully to see if witnesses have been tainted by suggestive identification techniques and explore other viable defense strategies.

Experienced Arizona violent crimes defense attorney Dianne Sullivan will carefully examine the facts, including witness statements, and law enforcement reports in your case so that she can identify the most effective available defenses.  While it is always Ms. Sullivan's goal to obtain dismissal of the charges or to prevail at trial, she will look for ways to negotiate the best reduction of charges if this is the only viable option in your case.  Ms. Sullivan provides effective criminal and DUI defense, including defense in cases involving violent crimes, throughout Maricopa County.  Our criminal defense team can handle cases in Mesa, Tempe, Avondale, Goodyear, Glendale, Surprise, Chandler, Scottsdale or any court in Maricopa County, Arizona.  We offer a confidential consultation absolutely free so call us today at 480-284-8740. 


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Sullivan Law Office PLLC
2233 West Baseline Road, Suite C-101
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone: 480-284-8740
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