Tempe Drive-By Shooting Defense Attorneys
Protecting Your Rights in Violent Crimes Investigations
Under Arizona law (A.R.S. 13-1209), a person commits a “drive-by shooting” if they intentionally discharge a firearm from a motor vehicle at a person, another occupied motor vehicle, or an occupied structure. Because a drive-by shooting involves a firearm, it will be charged as a “dangerous” offense, meaning the judge will be required to sentence the accused to prison if they are convicted.
The punishments required for someone convicted of a drive-by shooting are extremely serious. It is absolutely vital that you get an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side immediately.
At Oliverson & Huss Law PLLC, we represent clients accused of all types of serious violent crimes in Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, and throughout Arizona. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience, including past experience as prosecutors and judges. We utilize a team-based approach to provide our clients with personalized, innovative defense strategies tailored to their specific situations.
Possible Punishments for Drive-By Shooting Charges
If you are convicted of drive-by shooting, you face serious penalties that will affect your rights, your future, and your freedom.
Below, we’ve outlined some of the potential punishments you could face:
- First offense: mandatory 7 to 21 years in prison, with 10 years, 6 months being the presumptive term
- One historical prior felony conviction: between 14 and 28 years in prison, with 15 years, 9 months being the presumptive term
- Two historical prior felony convictions: between 21 and 35 years in prison, with 28 years being the presumptive term
Possible Defenses to Drive-By Shooting Charges
There are a number factual and constitutional defenses available to someone charged with a drive-by shooting. Depending on the exact circumstances of your situation, such a defense may include challenging witness testimony, working to prove that another person in the vehicle fired the weapon, or demonstrating that you were handed the weapon but did not fire it, among other possible defenses.
The Tempe drive-by shooting defense attorneys at Oliverson & Huss Law PLLC have the experience necessary to work your case from every angle in order to help get you the best possible result. We are ready to put our decades of legal experience to work for you.
Over 40 Years of Collective Experience
Over the length of their careers, the attorneys at Oliverson & Huss have helped thousands of people successfully fight their criminal charges.
Former Prosecutors & a Former Judge
As former prosecutors, police officers and judges, our attorneys have experience on all sides of the law. This special insight allows them to better defend your case.
Highly Communicative & Responsive
Our attorneys will work closely with you, diligently keeping you fully informed and updated on your case from beginning to end.
Team Approach to Your Case
At Oliverson & Huss, you get access to three experienced attorneys who work together to achieve the best possible result for you.
When it comes to defending our clients, we believe two heads are better than one. When you hire us, you get a team of attorneys who will look at your case and offer their perspective in an effort to get you the best possible result.