“To save that client by all means and expedients…is his first and only duty.” – Lord Henry Brougham
Attorneys have the duty to advocate for their client to the fullest extent possible. For criminal defense attorneys, the ultimate goal is to prove their client’s innocence. However, in the majority of cases, this is simply not a feasible outcome. In cases where a client’s innocence is unlikely to be proven, the attorney’s duty of advocacy turns toward negotiating a favorable plea or fair sentence.
However, it can be difficult to determine whether a plea is favorable to your client or whether a sentence is on the lower end of what similarly situated defendants receive. Without data regarding what other similarly situated defendants received, the attorney is not negotiating from a position of strength.
That’s why we are proud to now offer Arizona sentencing studies. We’ve acquired sentencing data from Pima and Maricopa County for thousands of criminal cases. We can tailor this data to closely match your client’s situation, and produce a comprehensive sentencing study that will shed light on the possible outcomes for your client.
For instance, we can compare the outcomes of cases involving similar crimes, provide sentencing data for particular prosecutors and judges, identify cases involving similar plea offers. With specific Pima County sentencing information in hand, you’ll be able to negotiate with prosecutors from a position of knowledge.
Whatever the specific facts of your case entail, we can tailor a specific Arizona sentencing study to suit your needs. Call us today at (520) 882-2723 to get started.