Only The Most Aggressive, Effective Defense Will Do
If you are facing charges of second degree murder in Arizona, you are facing a very harsh reality. A conviction for second degree murder has potentially grave consequences. Even if your charges stem from a DUI accident, the prosecution and courts won't be lenient. Second degree murder is a class one felony and carries the most serious legal repercussions possible.
Yes. It's that serious.
Only first degree murder is more serious under Arizona law. A conviction for second degree murder means that you are facing a minimum of ten years in prison for first time offenders.
At the Law Offices of Stephen Paul Barnard, P.C., we vigorously and relentlessly protect your rights. Attorney Stephen Paul Barnard has more than 25 years of experience with murder charges resulting from motor vehicle accidents. If you face any vehicular homicide charge, we know what to do. We are always straightforward about the seriousness of your situation, and we will let you know where you stand.
We fight to win in court. It will be your decision about how to proceed.
We prepare every case for trial and we fight to win. By keeping you fully informed about your case, you will be in position to make informed decisions about how far you want to pursue your fight for an acquittal by jury. We are committed to making sure you have all the information you need to make the best choice.
We handle all defense cases relating to Arizona DUI charges, including:
- Second degree murder, vehicular manslaughter, negligent homicide
- Aggravated assault, aggravated DUI
- Felony endangerment
- Leaving the scene of a DUI accident
- Extreme DUI .15 and super extreme DUI .20
- Multiple arrest DUI
Your freedom and future are at stake. Get the legal help you need.
A 15 to 20 year prison term is not unusual for a conviction on second degree murder charges as the result of a DUI-related traffic accident. When your personal freedom is at stake at this high level, you need the experienced representation of passionate, dedicated counsel.
If you or a member of your family has been charged with second degree murder, get the experienced legal representation you need. Contact our offices to discuss your situation with attorney Stephen Paul Barnard right away.