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Marc J. Victor is an American certified criminal defense attorney having been admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1994. He is the president of the law firm, Attorneys for Freedom which was previously known as Marc J. Victor P. C.
Marc Victor also ran for the U.S. Senate from Arizona in 2012.
In 2012, Marc J. Victor represented Elizabeth Johnson in the case of the disappearance of her baby, Gabriel. Elizabeth first told the child's father that she killed the 8-month-old baby, however, later changed her statement to having given away the baby to an unknown family. She was sentenced to 5 1/4 years in prison and 4 years of probation following her release.
An unarmed Texas man, Daniel Shaver, was fatally shot by a police official, Philip "Mitch" Brailsford, outside his room in Mesa La Quinta Inn & Suites. Marc J. Victor represented Shaver and his widow, Laney Sweet.Brailsford was charged with second-degree murder, however, he was acquitted of all charges on December 7th, 2017.
In 2014, Victor was the defense attorney of anesthesiologist Dr. Gary Christensen in a tax aversion case for concealing approximately $2.1 million from the IRS and not paying more than $500,000 in federal income taxes. Christensen got 42 months in prison, followed by a three-year supervised release and restitution of $1.6 million to the U.S government.
In 2018, Marc represented Douglas Haig, an ammunitions dealer who sold ammunition to Stephen Paddock, for against his involvement in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting. Although Haig was released from custody in February, he was barred from possessing gun powder as part of his release.
In the case of Elizabeth Dauenhauer, who is standing trial for hate speech against Muslims and theft in a Tempe mosque, Marc Victor argued that his client was only exercising her rights to the freedom of speech. Elizabeth Dauenhauer along with Tahnee Gonzales filmed and posted a video on their Facebook whilst in the mosque, making sexually derogatory comments about Muslims and referring to them as devil worshipers. The women deleted their Facebook accounts after the video started gaining attention. Victor argued that the mosque is open to the public and that the first amendment protects his client.
Marc Victor was a pro tempore judge, however, he was stripped of the authority only one hour after his service because he refused to participate in drug related cases.
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