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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of cases do you handle?

The Law Offices of Christopher J. Palmisano, PLC, handles all criminal offenses, including, DUIs, assault, aggravated assault, domestic violence offenses, drug offenses, theft, sex offenses, computer crimes, probation violations, early termination of probation, shoplifting, weapons charges, dangerous offenses, juvenile crimes, prostitution, burglary, felony flight, criminal trespass, murder, and manslaughter.

Do you accept both felony and misdemeanor crimes?

Yes, our office handles all types of criminal charges in Arizona.

If you are convicted of a crime in Arizona, do you have to go to jail or prison?

Every Arizona criminal charge carries the possibility of jail. Our office will do our best to avoid or reduce any potential jail time. It is the goal of our office in every criminal matter to try and avoid incarceration and keep your criminal record as clean as possible.

Is it possible to get my charges reduced or dismissed?

Yes. In every criminal matter, our law firm will investigate the weaknesses and strengths of each case. We will then use this information in our efforts to persuade the prosecutor to dismiss or reduce the charges.

At what point should I consult an attorney?

If you believe you are the subject of an investigation or have received notice that you have been charged with a criminal offense, it is essential that you contact an attorney right away. We will immediately exercise your constitutional rights, including your right to remain silent.

Is my initial consultation free?

Yes. Unlike some firms that will have you meet with a legal assistant, paralegal, or someone other than an attorney to discuss your case with you, we require that every new client meet personally with a lawyer to discuss what you are facing and how we can help.

If my child commits a crime, do I need a special kind of lawyer?

No. However, not all offices have the experience in handling matters filed in juvenile court. Juvenile court has its own unique set of procedural rules distinct from adult courts. Please refer to our section discussing juvenile crimes for more information.


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