My preliminary hearing was vacated in Phoenix, does that mean the charges were dropped?

by Aaron Black • May 20, 2016
Jail time and finesIf your case was vacated at your preliminary hearing or status conference hearing in Phoenix this simply means that your case will most likely go to the grand jury.

A Grand Jury is a secret hearing where a group of people decide if there is probable cause to hold your case over for trial. If they decide that there is enough evidence against you they hand up an Indictment. The Indictment will list the formal charge(s) against you. 

If you have been indicted you are now facing serious felony charges and felony convictions carry penalties of fines, prison, jail and probation. I strongly encourage you to contact a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix to represent you rather than go it alone.

Serious criminal charges include:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Endangerment
  • Conspiracy
  • Illegal Control of an Enterprise
  • Fraud Schemes
  • Theft
  • Money Laundering
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Damage
  • Burglary
  • Theft of Means of Transportation
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault
  • Sex Crimes
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Narcotic Drugs
  • Possession of Dangerous Drugs
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Sale of Marijuana
  • Sale of Narcotic Drugs
  • Sale of Dangerous Drugs
The Law Office of Aaron Black has defended hundreds of individuals facing a wide range of serious criminal felony charges and my knowledge and dedication are reflected in the favorable results I have achieved for my clients. Dedicated to protecting your rights I will “Deliver Justice and Defend Your Freedom” by personally representing you and putting my extensive history of successful criminal defense to work to obtain the best possible outcome.

Licensed to practice as a criminal defense attorney in Arizona I defend clients in all Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. Click here to contact me for a free consultation on the felony charges against you or call 480-729-1683 today.
 

About the Author

Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.

Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.

Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.

After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.

Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.

You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
 
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to inform clients and potential clients I am still available for consultations. I am always available by phone, text and/or email. We can also use Facetime for social distancing. The criminal justice system is not stopping due to COVID-19.

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