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Probation Obtained in "Dangerous" Aggravated Assault case where gun was pointed at and fired at another person

March 2018

A verbal altercation became physical when client pointed and fired gun at an unarmed person. The police and prosecutor did not believe client's fear for his safety was legitimate or warranted the threat of or discharge of the gun because the other person was unarmed.  Nevertheless multiple pretrial issues and Special Action litigation in the Court of Appeals resulted in a probation plea offer to resolve the case. Given the 5-15 years of mandatory prison client was facing if convicted, the probation plea was a substantial victory.

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

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Rachelle Ferraro

Rachelle S. Ferraro is a criminal defense lawyer with over 20 years of experience fighting criminal cases in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. She is a compassionate and diligent attorney who cares for her clients and understands not all cases require the same approach. Rachelle is an aggressive attorney well respected by her opponents and judges. She has been certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization continuously since 2006 and stands out in her field.