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Drive by Shooting

ARIZONA DRIVE BY SHOOTING ATTORNEY

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, other 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.

 

Possible Punishments for Drive-By Shooting

  • First Offense: Mandatory 7-21 years in prison, with 10.5 years being the presumptive term;
  • If you have 1 Historical Prior Felony Conviction: 14-28 years in prison, with 15.75 years being the presumptive term;
  • If you have 2 Historical Prior Felony Convictions: 21-35 years in prison, with 28 years being the presumptive term.

 

There are a number factual and constitutional defenses available to someone charged with a drive-by shooting.  The attorneys at Oliverson & Huss Law have the experience necessary to work your case from every angle in order to get you the best possible result.

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