Our Arizona criminal defense attorneys have years of experience in getting criminal charges substantially reduced or dismissed altogether. In most cases, we can negotiate favorable resolutions without the time and expense of a trial.
Full range of legal services
Our legal team handles all types of criminal cases — such as DUI, domestic violence, drug offenses, theft, sex crimes, violent felonies, traffic tickets, juvenile delinquencies, and parole or probation violations. In addition, we guide our clients through the bail process. We fight at MVD hearings to keep your driver’s license. We work to restore your gun rights. And we apply to set aside your past cases.
Personalized defense plan
The police report is only one side of the story, and it is often riddled with mistakes. Our criminal defense attorneys show the prosecutors your side of the story in the light most beneficial to you. In some cases, we may be able to stop criminal charges from getting filed at all.
There are several possible defenses to fight your charges. Perhaps you acted in self-defense. Perhaps the whole thing was an accident. Maybe you were falsely accused or the victim of mistaken identity. Maybe the police entrapped you.
In every case, we conduct a thorough investigation and unearth all the available evidence. We research the accuser‘s background for motivations to lie. If necessary we use private detectives and forensic experts to piece together what really happened. Then we craft the most effective defense available to maximize the chances of winning a charge reduction or dismissal.
Close contact with your lawyer
Being arrested and charged is traumatic enough. You do not want the added stress of being unable to reach your attorney. That is why our clients get the personal cell phone numbers of their designated attorney and the attorney’s assistant. That way there is someone always available to take your calls, 24/7.
Reputation and experience
Prosecutors throughout Arizona know and respect our legal team’s strategic and aggressive litigation tactics. They know we fight for the best possible outcome in each case and that we are not afraid to take the matter to a jury if necessary. Our hard-won reputation gives us a leg up at the negotiation table – prosecutors would rather give us a good deal than face us in court.
Can my case get dismissed?
That is our goal if at all possible. We search for every strand of “reasonable doubt” and every instance of police misconduct in your case. We search for all the available “exculpatory evidence” that shows you are innocent. Then we present our case to the district attorney, and it may be enough to convince the state to drop or significantly reduce the charges.
In some cases, defendants have the opportunity to enter diversion programs where they attend classes and get treatment instead of going to jail. Then once defendants have completed all their required terms, the charges may get dismissed.
Will I have to go to jail?
Incarceration is rare for first-time offenders in the case is minor, such as shoplifting or trespass. In more serious cases, the court might allow defendants to serve time in home detention and wear electronic monitoring. No matter the case, our number one mission is to keep you out of custody.
Do I really need an attorney?
Having a private attorney is your best chance of getting criminal charges lessened or dismissed. Public defenders simply lack the time and resources to advocate zealously for each defendant. Often they do not see defendants’ files until moments before the court hearing. And they have no incentive to fight for better plea deals.
Also, the law is complicated. Courtrooms are intimidating. And prosecutors can be ruthless. The best way to level the playing field is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who will devote all the energy necessary to achieving the best outcome possible. And in practice, prosecutors tend to offer better plea deals to defendants who are represented by private counsel.
Finally, the Arizona legal system is unforgiving. It is not possible for your convictions to be sealed or expunged. Your best shot at avoiding a conviction in the first place is by having an attorney fighting to get the charge reduced or dismissed.
Do I have to go to court?
Our attorneys can usually appear on your behalf in most misdemeanor matters and some felony matters. Defendants who choose not to hire a private attorney must always appear in person unless they get the court’s permission ahead of time.
Is your firm open during COVID-19?
Absolutely. We can consult with you in our office or over the telephone or video-conference. We also offer payment plans and discount rates during this difficult time.