Reducing Expense. Reducing Delays. Reducing Risk.
The costs and delays of criminal court are well known. Legal expenses mount as parties prepare for and appear at trial. Lives are left in limbo for months due to the overburdened justice system. And always, at the end, is the risk that evidence will be overwhelming and that you will face the full consequences of a conviction, including:
- A criminal record
- Mandatory counseling
- The loss of your ability to carry a firearm
- Immigration issues
- Child custody challenges
- Probation and possible jail time
At the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC, we can help you pursue options other than trial. For instance:
- Diversion or deferred prosecution. Both diversion and deferred prosecution involve pre-trial actions in which the accused pleads guilty. If the accused passes mandatory counseling requirements and other requirements, however, no conviction is entered and no criminal record results. The accused also has no record during the counseling.
- Misdemeanor compromise. A misdemeanor compromise occurs when an alleged victim chooses to withdraw charges. While misdemeanor compromises are not allowed in Arizona, we seek to have charges dismissed whenever possible. Often, other opportunities arise later in a case to have charges dismissed.
Do not plead guilty or assume the inevitability of a trial when you face domestic violence charges. There are alternatives to trial. Contact attorney Howard Snader for a free initial phone consultation regarding your rights.
Contact a Domestic Violence Lawyer Today
If you have questions regarding alternatives to trial when accused of domestic violence, contact the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC. We offer free initial phone consultations, work with Spanish translators, are available for evening and weekend appointments and are conveniently located Scottsdale and Phoenix.
Call 602-957-3300 or contact me online for an initial consultation to discuss your criminal law matter.
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