Belen Olmedo Guerra is a top-rated criminal defense attorney serving Phoenix, Arizona. The Belen Law Firm has extensive experience with all criminal charges, ranging from sex offenses and violent crimes all the way to juvenile crimes. Our firm is absolutely dedicated to criminal defense, and we treat every client with dignity, respect, and compassion. Violent CrimesArizona prosecutors and judges seek to levy harsh penalties in violent crimes cases. If a jury declares you guilty of a violent crime, you could face years in prison. Violent crimes in Arizona include:
In the state of Arizona, for especially violent crimes, a prosecutor may seek capital punishment. If this is a possibility in your case, you need an attorney with the skill and experience to defend your life.
- Armed robbery
- Hate crimes
- Criminal possession of a weapon
Sex offenses. At The Belen Law firm, we understand that when a court charges you with a sex crime they also sentence you to carry a social stigma. Sex offenses are crimes that involve sexual activity with someone who did not or could not consent. Whether or not you are legally guilty, the public will judge you based on the accusation. Sex crimes are often highly emotional cases with high penalties. Belen seeks to detach emotion from the situation. She treats sex crimes with the same clinical precision she gives all her cases. When handling your case, Belen will look at every piece of evidence the prosecution plans to present against you and seek to dismantle it. Regardless of the accusations against you, you have the right to a presumption of innocence. Several defenses may be available in your case, including:
Juvenile Justice There are juvenile courts in Arizona that try juveniles when they commit a crime. Juvenile courts often focus more on rehabilitation than incarceration or punishment. That doesn’t mean that juveniles don’t need defense attorneys. The penalties for juvenile crimes could be anything from probation to being tried as an adult if the juvenile is close to their eighteenth birthday. An experienced defense attorney like Belen could possibly lessen the penalties for your child, thus lessening the longterm effects on their future. Domestic Violence Domestic violence crimes are crimes committed among family or household members. Common domestic violence crimes are:
- Mistaken identity
- False accusations
- False witness testimony
- Fault forensic testing
Belen has experience defending clients from these charges and more. DUI charges the prosecution of DUIs in Arizona is complex and has the potential to be embarrassing. DUI can refer to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including marijuana. These charges could result in jail time, steep fines, and losing your license. There are a number of defenses Belen may use for your DUI trial, including:
- Criminal neglect
- Violation of Protective Order
When you are facing a DUI charge, it is important that you contact a criminal attorney immediately. DUIs are particularly time-sensitive. Federal Crimes When your local police arrest and charge you, you will likely be facing charges at the state level. But if your alleged crimes cross state lines, or takes place on federal property, or involve federal officers, you can face federal charges. Federal crimes carry harsher penalties than state crimes. When you are facing federal charges, you need an attorney with experience in federal court. In a federal trial, there will be a grand jury. The grand jury will determine if there is enough evidence for a trial. If they determine that there is, there will be an indictment, and then an arraignment. After the arraignment, there will be numerous pre-trial hearings before the actual trial, assuming you don’t plead guilty or accept a plea bargain. It is a complicated process that is exceedingly difficult to navigate if you have never done so before. Representing Phoenix, Arizona Belen Olmedo Guerra seeks to represent the people of Phoenix with dignity and skill. She is fluent in Spanish and has experience representing members of the LGBTQ+ community. We also offer financing plans to ensure that everyone can afford a proper defense.
- Lack of probable cause for the initial traffic stop
- Lack of evidence
- Illegal arrest
- Miranda rights violations
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