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Violent Crime

Phoenix Violent Crime Defense Attorney

At the Law Offices of Brandon White, our violent crime lawyers always put up a tough defense against the prosecution. We accept cases and vigorously defend clients from Phoenix, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale and all of Arizona.

Types of Violent Crimes We Handle in Gilbert, AZ

Our violent crimes attorneys have defended clients from charges on the following violent crimes list.

Simple assault occurs when a person harms or threatens to harm another. In some cases, you may be charged with assault even when you didn’t intend to harm anyone but were reckless.

Our Gilbert aggravated assault lawyer could use the specifics of your case to defend your rights in court and out.

Domestic violence occurs when serious harm or the threat of harm occurs between people with a close familial or living relationship. It is one of the most common violent crimes examples and may result in either a misdemeanor or felony charge.

Many public activities can result in a disorderly conduct charge, such as disturbing the peace, reckless handling of weapons, creating excessive noise, fighting or attacking others, and using obscene behavior and gestures.

Facing a child endangerment charge is serious and may cause you to lose custody of your children. It is chargeable when a person exhibits reckless behavior that leads to potentially dangerous consequences for a child.

Resisting Arrest

Resisting arrest is charged frequently, even when the defendant wasn’t resisting. It involves a person impeding their arrest by an officer of the law justifiably operating under the color of law to arrest them.


Stalking is a serious felony that occurs when someone pursues another in some way that causes them emotional distress or fear of harm to themselves or a family member. It is punishable by up to seven years in prison.


Harassment occurs when someone behaves in a way that they know will distress or harm another. Behaviors like the following someone after being asked to stop, repeatedly committing harassing acts, and repeatedly making false reports to police are all examples of harassment.


According to Arizona state law, kidnapping occurs when a person takes another against their will for a variety of purposes, including ransom, stealing a car, sexual assault, injuring or killing that person.


Manslaughter in Arizona occurs when an individual causes the death of someone through reckless behavior. It is distinguished from negligent homicide in that manslaughter requires that the defendant was aware of their dangerous behavior.

Second-Degree Murder

With a second-degree murder charge, the defendant did not plan to kill the victim in advance but did so on the spur of the moment. The act can be intentional, or it could be an act that exhibits an extreme indifference to human life.

Negligent Homicide

Negligent homicide occurs when a person’s negligence results in the death of another. Negligence means the failure to appreciate a considerable risk of danger caused by a particular act, such as driving.

Penalties for Violent Crime Offenses in Arizona

Violent crimes are punished harshly in Arizona. The sentences recommended by violent crime laws depend on the seriousness of the crime. Misdemeanor violent crimes can result in up to six months in jail, while violent felonies can lead to multiple years in a state penitentiary. 

Misdemeanor classifications and their maximum jail penalties are:

  • Class 1: 6 months 
  • Class 2: 4 months 
  • Class 3: 30 days

Felony classifications and their presumptive prison penalties are:

  • Class 1: Life
  • Class 2: 12.5 years
  • Class 3: 8.75 years
  • Class 4: 3.75 years
  • Class 5: 2.5 years
  • Class 6: 2 years

In some cases, a skilled Phoenix violent crime attorney may be able to get a violent felony knocked down to a misdemeanor.

Call Gilbert Violent Crimes Lawyers Today

Call the Law Offices of Brandon White today to speak with a violent crime attorney. You deserve to be treated like a human being and get the benefit of a robust defense against the charges you are facing.

Possible Violent Crimes Defense Strategies

Depending on the charge, various violent crime defense strategies may be available to defendants involved in prosecution for serious crimes. The most powerful ones, but far too often overlooked by defense attorneys that can result in the dismissal or reduction of a violent crime charge are:

  • Self-defense
  • Defense of others
  • Defense of property
  • Duress
  • Unstable mental state

Keep in mind that self-defense or the defense of others is not a license to use disproportionate force. More than once has a victim of a violent crime turned into a defendant against a violent crime charge. Whatever your situation, your violent crimes attorney will develop the most appropriate strategy for your defense. 

Why Choose the Law Offices of Brandon White for Arizona Violent Charges?

When you choose the Law Offices of Brandon White, you can expect our attorneys to defend your case using every available resource. Each violent crime defense attorney on our team has represented numerous criminal defendants in and out of court, securing acquittals, dismissals, and reductions of charges. 

Working with a violent crimes lawyer from our firm gives you the benefit of the following:

  • A law firm led by former law enforcement official Brandon White, who has the experience of personally investigating cases and know how the law enforcement process works
  • Around-the-clock access to our attorneys and support staff
  • A team of caring attorneys with a reputation for fighting and winning

Whether you are in Gilbert, Phoenix, or anywhere else in the state, call now to get a skilled advocate on your side. 

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Contact Phoenix Violent Crimes Attorneys Near You Today

If you or someone you care about are facing charges involving violent crimes, Don’t wait to start building your defense. Contact our Phoenix Violent Crimes Attorney to confront the charges you are facing head-on, and work to protect your rights and freedom.

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