Phoenix Endangerment Attorney
Endangerment Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona
Being charged with endangerment in Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale or Mesa can be a very difficult to defend against because Arizona criminal law allows the police and prosecutors to file that offense under any number of circumstances. If a defendant recklessly places another individual in a situation where there is significant possibility that they could be hurt or immediately killed, charges of endangerment can be filed. The crime can be filed as either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on whether the risk of death was created by the defendant’s criminal conduct.
Endangerment Defense Attorney
Phoenix endangerment charges are often filed by the prosecution in vehicular or DUI cases where an accident was involved but nobody was injured. In these cases, the county attorney’s office may be precluded from filing serious charges such as aggravated assault or vehicular homicide so they use the broadly defined endangerment law because it may provide them the only possibly of obtaining the felony conviction they so dearly desire.
Phoenix Endangerment Lawyer Joshua S. Davidson knows from his experience as a former prosecutor and defense attorney how the prosecution will attempt to build their endangerment case against you. Oftentimes, it consists of little more than a police officer attempting to convince a trial jury that a particular accident or situation the defendant was involved in created a risk of death or injury. In most instances, the prosecution will not have any expert witnesses or scientific evidence to establish or quantify the extent of the risk created by the defendant. Instead, they will prosecute a Phoenix endangerment case by simply having the arresting officer tell the jury how their prior “training and experience” allows them to determine how seriously the defendant endangered the victim.
Of course, these police witnesses are usually unable to site anything specific in their background that provides them with their heightened insight. Phoenix endangerment attorney Joshua S. Davidson is a veteran of hundreds of trials and has the courtroom experience to effectively cross examine and challenge the testimony of police or civilian witness that might otherwise convince the jury in your case that you are guilty of the criminal act of endangerment. Sometimes, endangerment can be charges as a “Dangerous Offense” which means that you will not be eligible for probation and must be sent to prison if convicted.
The Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson is dedicated to providing aggressive legal defense to those accused of endangerment in Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe. Joshua S. Davidson understands how much is riding on your Phoenix endangerment case and will put his experience to work for your you.
Do not hesitate to contact Phoenix Endangerment Attorney Joshua S. Davidson if you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges.