Phoenix First Degree Murder Attorney
First Degree Murder Defense Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona
If you have been charged with first degree in the state of Arizona, the
stakes could not possibly be any higher, and you need a Phoenix criminal
defense lawyer with the experience to effectively defend you. There are
three potential punishments that can be imposed for a first degree murder
conviction in Phoenix, Arizona: death, life in prison without the possibility
of parole, and life in prison with parole eligibility after 25 years have
been served. Under Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, the number
of murder cases for which the State seeks the death penalty has doubled.
However, even if the prosecution is not seeking a death penalty in your
Phoenix first degree murder case, you could still be facing an extended
prison sentence that could prevent you from ever being released from custody.
Phoenix first degree murder attorney, Joshua S. Davidson, is a former
felony prosecutor who will pursue all available defenses in your first
degree murder case by conducting a through defense investigation. By using
qualified experts in various fields including DNA analysis, ballistics,
private investigations and forensics, Phoenix criminal defense lawyer
Joshua S. Davidson will help you develop effective defense strategies
and maximize the chances of having your charges reduced or dismissed.
First Degree Murder Defense in Phoenix
In Phoenix, murder is generally defined as the intentional killing of one
human being by another. There are several distinctions between first degree and
second degree murder under Arizona law. Some examples include whether the individual acted with
premeditation or whether the murder was caused during the commission of
certain other felony offenses such as
child abuse, and certain
drug offenses. If a death is caused during the commission of one of these crimes, first
degree murder charges can be filed and the death penalty can be imposed,
even if the person killed was assisting the defendant commit the underlying
offense. First degree homicide can also be charged when the victim is
a law enforcement officer acting in the line of duty.
If you or someone you care about has been arrested or is currently under
investigation for first degree murder in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale
or Tempe, you need an aggressive, experienced attorney protecting your
rights. As your criminal defense lawyer, Joshua S. Davidson will fully
devote himself to providing you with the thorough and vigorous defense
needed for the acquittal or dismissal of your case.