Drive-By Shooting Defense Phoenix, AZ
Drive-By Shooting Defense Attorney
Firing a weapon into a home or other structure from a car must not be minimized. An experienced Arizona defense lawyer can bring an immediate defense to your charges. A review of the facts may provide questions into your involvement or intents surrounding the details of the alleged drive-by shooting.
Arizona Laws - Drive By Shooting
A.R.S. 13-1209. Drive by shooting is simply firing a weapon from a vehicle at a person, another vehicle or home or building. The drive-by shooting charge is filed as a class 2 felony. This is one of the highest felonies in Arizona. If a person is hit by the bullet then you may also get charged with felony aggravated assault or murder charges. A.R.S. 13-1209 reads in part as follows:
A. A person may be found guilty of a drive by shooting if they discharge a weapon intentionally from an automobile at another person, or an occupied auto or building.
B. An auto used to commit this offense will be seized and forfeited as allowed by law.
C. If a person is convicted of drive-by-shooting charges, the defendant’s driver’s license will be surrendered and invalidated. Their privileges will be revoked for a minimum of 1 year up to 5 years.
D. Drive by shooting is a class 2 felony.
E. As used in this section:
1. "Motor vehicle" has the same meaning prescribed in section 28-101.
2. "Occupied structure" has the same meaning prescribed in section 13-3101.”
Penalties in Arizona for a drive-by shooting conviction usually results in being sentenced to prison time. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, something less severe may sometimes be negotiated with the prosecution. Even if this is your first time charged with a felony you will face the potential of very harsh punishment. It is important that you retain good criminal defense attorney to defend these charges, to make sure you are treated fairly, your constitutional rights are protected, and that you get the best possible outcome for these serious charges.
Criminal Defense Lawyer for Drive-By Shooting Charges
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