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Maricopa County is one of the most populous counties in the United States, with an estimated 2010 population of more than 3.8 million residents. As is the case with most highly populated urban areas, crime levels are typically higher than the national average.

If you or a loved one is charged with or are under investigation for a crime, you are facing a legal battle that could change the course of your life forever. You need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney to defend your case and fight for your rights. Tempe Criminal Defense Attorney Adam Kent and the criminal defense team at Kent Law PLC are here to help defend your liberty.

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Frequently asked questions about Criminal Defense

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Maricopa County, you may feel over-whelemed and unsure about your rights during this difficult time. According to the Arizona Judicial Branch, the following is a list of frequently asked questions that come up in Arizona for criminal charges*:

  • How do I enter a plea for a criminal charge?
    • Option 1- Plea of No contest: The defendant denies guilt and the State must prove the criminal charges against the defendant. The State is represented by the city or county prosecutor's office.
    • Option 2- Plea of Guilty: The defendant admits that the defendant committed the acts charged in the complaint, that the acts are prohibited by law and that the defendant has no legal defense for such acts.
    • Option 3- Plea of Not Guilty: This plea, also known as nolo contendere, means the defendant is not admitting guilt and not denying it. The defendant is saying that the defendant does not wish to contest the State's charges. Upon a plea of no contest, the judicial officer may find the defendant guilty and enter a judgment of guilt.
  • How do I appeal a case?
    • In superior court, you may only appeal a criminal case under certain circumstances. The party’s Notice of Rights of Review after Conviction will tell you what may be appealed. If you do not have the right to appeal, you may file for post-conviction relief. The Notice of Rights of Review after Conviction provides the procedure for filing post-conviction relief.

Experienced Representation from a Dedicated Lawyer

Attorney Adam Kent is a former Maricopa County Prosecutor. Only a former prosecutor knows how the system works and which defense strategy will work best for your case. Other defense attorneys can only guess what prosecutors experience on their side. He knows how they build their case and uses that knowledge to methodically break each case down to find the best way to win.

When you retain our firm, we can help you with any of the following, and more:

Remember that the prosecution is already building a case against you. Deadlines and tactics in the beginning of your case can have serious consequences. Don't wait to take action – don't speak to the police or prosecutors without a Tempe criminal defense lawyer on your side.

Why Do I need a Criminal Defense Attorney?

With increased crime rates, the legislature tends to increase punishments. Arizona has some of the most severe sentencing laws in the country and the law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys employ increasingly aggressive tactics in investigating and prosecuting criminal defendants.

You are up against a one of the largest prosecution agencies in the United States with one goal in mind - to get you convicted and behind bars. If convicted, those charges can have a devastating effect that can follow you your entire life. That conviction can impact your dealings with housing, getting a job, or even furthering your education.

When faced by such a high stakes situation, and when results matter most, you need a fighter. You need results. You need Kent Law PLC to fight for you. If you or a loved one has been contacted by the police department or by a federal agency regarding an investigation or criminal offense of some kind, it is important that you understand your rights and your options in challenging or avoiding any criminal charges.

Immediate, aggressive representation may be your only opportunity of avoiding a criminal conviction and serious penalties. At our firm, we get to know you, your history and your unique situation with dignity and respect. Tempe criminal attorney Adam Kent is standing by to use his knowledge, experience, and resources to protect your Constitutional rights and defend your freedom.

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