Payson, Arizona Criminal Lawyers

Aaron J Reed
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Arizona Criminal Law Attorney

Aaron J. Reed is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada where he attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for his undergraduate education and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate from the Lee Business... Read More »
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Dwane Cates
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Arizona Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience

I am certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Specialist in Criminal law. I have been practicing Criminal law in Arizona for over 21 years. I was recently awarded "Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year" (Tom Karis... Read More »
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Jonathan Collins
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Payson, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(928) 363-8004 616 South Beeline Hwy Suite 102
Payson, AZ 85541
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Bankruptcy
University of Tulsa College of Law and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Focused on Family, Probate, Bankruptcy & Debt, Business Law. Jonathan S. Collins received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and then his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He was a visiting student at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law for his last semester of law school. Jonathan has been a member, in good standing, of the State Bar of Arizona since 2003. He is also licensed to practice law before all Federal Courts of the State of Arizona. Jon has been a law clerk for a...
Jo Ellen Vork
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Payson, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(928) 232-9270 615 West Main Street
Payson, AZ 85541
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Legal Malpractice
Scott David Stewart
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Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(480) 425-1400 17470 N Pacesetter Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Stewart Law Group is a small boutique firm focused on Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody with six offices in the Greater Phoenix area.

Whether you're facing a divorce, custody battle, or spousal support hearing, facts and information are crucial to supporting your case and protecting your rights. If your spouse has hidden money in bank accounts you never knew existed or suffers from an addiction that could put your children at risk, you need a divorce lawyer who can expose and collect facts important to your case.

The Family law attorneys at the Stewart Law Group, pllc have experience working with...
Kareen O'Brien
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Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(480) 425-1400 17470 N Pacesetter Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
Kareen O'Brien joined the Stewart Law Group in 2016 and has been practicing law since 2004. She spent six years with the L.A. County District Attorney's Office in California where, as Deputy District Attorney, she was a Major Crimes Prosecutor. She prosecuted serious and violent felons, primarily those who had committed acts of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and assault. (She prosecuted and won a fraud case where Christopher Darden of the O.J. Simpson trial was defense counsel!) After leaving L.A. for Phoenix, Arizona, she became an active member of the State Bar of Arizona and later joined the Maricopa...
Derek K. Oliverson
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Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(480) 616-8229 15333 North Pima Road
Suite 305
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Creighton University School of Law
Tait Elkie
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Fountain Hills, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(480) 345-2993 13034 North Verde River Drive, Suite 104
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
I have been a licensed attorney since 2002, and have handled thousands of cases. The focus of my practice is Estate Planning and Probate, Personal Injury, and Criminal/DUI defense. Prior to becoming an attorney, I held various positions within the legal field to include process server, law clerk, and private investigator. I am licensed to practice in all Arizona State Courts, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
Mr. Joshua S. Davidson
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Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(480) 248-7022 14362 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Emory University School of Law
Given an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, Attorney Joshua Davidson is an avid protector of the criminally accused in Phoenix, Arizona. As a member of the National College for DUI Defense, he is highly qualified in defending those accused of drunk driving. Attorney Joshua Davidson’s experience as a former prosecutor has enabled him to anticipate actions taken by the other side, and take that knowledge into account when creating solid case strategies on behalf of his clients.

Offering free case consultations, it is his desire to aggressively defend the rights of residents throughout Phoenix without causing a huge financial...
Gene Stratford
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Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Attorney
(480) 425-1400 17470 N Pacesetter Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Gene Stratford is an experienced attorney based in Phoenix. He has been successfully representing clients for more than 33 years in various legal matters including criminal law.
Fountain Hills, AZ Criminal Law Attorney
(480) 816-4278 14505 N Lark Ct
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(602) 357-9098 17600 N Perimeter Dr
Ste 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Criminal, Business, Construction and Consumer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer
(480) 551-0406 11259 E Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Criminal
Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Attorney
(480) 222-9100 9300 E Raintree Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Criminal and Business
Fountain Hills, AZ Criminal Law Attorney
(480) 837-3600 13034 N Verde River Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(877) 709-2701 9879 E Chuckwagon Ln
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Criminal
Texas Tech University School of Law
Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(480) 305-2121 17470 N. Pacesetter Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Criminal
Fountain Hills, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer
(480) 776-0303 16810 E Avenue of the Fountains
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Criminal and DUI
Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
14856 N 100th Pl
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Criminal
University of Houston Law Center
Fountain Hills, AZ Criminal Law Attorney
(480) 836-1911 14511 N Sagebrush Ln
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Criminal and DUI
Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Attorney
(480) 585-5221 11252 E Dale Ln
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Attorney
(480) 473-2009 8711 E Pinnacle Peak Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Stephen R Glazer
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(928) 213-9253 Glazer Hammond, PLLC
223 N. Elden Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Free ConsultationFlagstaff, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Washburn University School of Law
Stephen R. Glazer, was the owner and sole attorney of The Glazer Law Office, PLLC located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Steve recently merged with another attorney in Flagstaff, Keith A. Hammond, and the firm is now Glazer Hammond, PLLC. Steve is certified by The State Board of Arizona as a Criminal Law Specialist. Stephen Glazer, known as the Flagstaff Attorney, handles criminal law cases in both State and Federal courts in all of northern Arizona. He aggressively defends charges such as DUI, Drug cases, criminal traffic violations, minor in consumption, weapon charges, domestic violence cases, suspended license cases, murder, and other...
Craig Jacob Rosenstein
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Scottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 666-6384 8010 E McDowell Rd Ste. 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law and DUI
Arizona State University
Craig J. Rosenstein is an honors graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 2002. Following his undergraduate education, Mr. Rosenstein went on to receive his Juris Doctorate degree at Arizona State University Law School. During his time at ASU, Craig was an active member in Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and clerked for one of the Arizona State Legislators from May, 2003 until August, 2004, while he simultaneously clerked for a solo practitioner until graduating from law school in 2006. After passing the Arizona State Bar...
Michael Kielsky
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Mesa, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(480) 461-5309 1138 N. Alma School Rd., #101
Mesa, AZ 85201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Michael Kielsky joined Udall Shumway PLC in 2016.

Mr. Kielsky is a 1984 graduate of Grand Canyon University, in Phoenix, holding a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

For 15 years, Mr. Kielsky was employed in a variety of roles in technology, including Software Engineer, Business Analyst, and Manager of Engineering, at well-known companies in industries such as aerospace, communications, defense, finance, and technology.

In 1999, seeking new challenges, and due to his long-running interest in law, Mr. Kielsky began on a path to his second career, enrolling in law school on an academic scholarship. Even with completing law school on an accelerated...
James Novak
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(480) 413-1499 4500 S Lakeshore Dr
#352
Tempe, AZ 85282
Free ConsultationTempe, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
James E. Novak of The Law Office of James E. Novak, PLLC, is an experienced DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney. He serves clients in Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, and Phoenix AZ. James Novak defends those facing felony or misdemeanor charges and provides both pretrial and trial services. In addition to his hands on experience and proven success in criminal and DUI defense, Attorney James E.Novak, is the author of three free Arizona Winning Strategy Defense Books, and hundreds of impaired driving and criminal defense articles on his website, blog, and the web. ...
Ashelee Weeks
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Phoenix, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(602) 714-7530 11811 North Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Baltimore School of Law
Weeks Law is dedicated to providing superior Arizona DUI, traffic and criminal defense in Phoenix, throughout Maricopa County, and surrounding counties. Ashelee J. Weeks is not only an attorney, but a former prosecutor as well. This experience gives Ashelee the edge over other attorneys because of her significant trial and courtroom experience. Ashelee has handled over a thousand DUI, traffic, & criminal cases and has spent her career in a courtroom with various judges, attorneys, and advocates. The skills and knowledge gained from her experience is unparalleled. Call now for a FREE consultation!
Kristopher Califano
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(602) 402-8708 3700 N. 75th St
Scottsdale , AZ 85251
Free ConsultationScottsdale , AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Pepperdine University School of Law
Mr. Califano has defended thousands of Arizonans charged or investigated for crimes. He has been a state-bar licensed Arizona attorney for more than 10 years and has substantial jury trial experience on felony and misdemeanor cases. Mr. Califano has defended cases ranging from first-degree murder to civil speeding cases. He has received numerous recognitions and awards.

Kris is often asked and conducts seminars for other attorneys about DUI laws and trial strategies. He is results oriented, tenacious and pragmatic. His success can be attributed to his knowledge of the law, a strong motion practice, jury appeal, work ethic, and...
Timothy John Tobin
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Mesa, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(480) 447-4837 1910 S. Stapley Dr., Ste. 221
Mesa, AZ 85204
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Tobin handles criminal and DUI cases throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area providing clients with professional, experienced, and aggressive representation. He’s known for his honesty, compassion, and dedication to justice. When you step into the Mr. Tobin’s office, expect professionalism with a friendly touch. He’ll take the time to listen to your concerns and needs and work with you to dismiss charges, reduce charges, limit penalties, and protect your legal rights. Attorney Timothy Tobin graduated with honors from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. Following his passion as a legal advocate, he earned his Juris Doctor from New England Law Boston...
Dwane Cates
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Phoenix, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(855) 528-5089 4425 N. 24th Street
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
I am certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Specialist in Criminal law. I have been practicing Criminal law in Arizona for over 21 years. I was recently awarded "Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year" (Tom Karis Criminal Justice Award) by the State Bar of Arizona. We also have extensive experience in Mental Health and Addiction issues in Criminal law cases. Myself and my associates travel throughout Arizona representing clients in various criminal matters, including Murder, Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide, Assault, Aggravated Assault, all drug crimes including transportation for sale of large quantities of cocaine and...
Jonathan Joseph Goebel
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(480) 248-7666 8010 E. McDowell Road, Suite 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Free ConsultationScottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Pepperdine University
With over fourteen years practicing criminal law, Jonathan Goebel has litigated criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to complex felony cases throughout Arizona.Jonathan is an exceptional trial attorney who has won countless jury trials and is well regarded in the Arizona legal community as a one of the most effective trial attorneys in the State. As a former Maricopa County Deputy Attorney, Assistant Arizona Attorney General, and active criminal defense attorney, Jonathan has spent his entire career in Arizona’s various criminal justice arenas and has a tremendous experience in all criminal matters. He has represented clients in nearly every court in...
Aaron Michael Black
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(480) 729-1683 3620 N. Hayden Road, Suite #210-378
Scottsdale, AZ 85281
Free ConsultationScottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Criminal and DUI
University of South Dakota School of Law
The Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC., is a boutique law firm in Phoenix, Arizona that represents individuals charged with serious criminal offenses, vehicular crimes and DUI in Federal, State and City courts. Aaron places a strong emphasis on DUI and DUI related criminal offenses. Aaron is an experienced Criminal Defense attorney with an outstanding knowledge and understanding of complex Criminal case litigation. Aaron acquired this experience by representing hundreds of individuals. regularly dealing with Criminal and DUI cases involving serious consequences, Aaron Black has successfully defended numerous jury and bench trials. Aaron Black represents a limited number of clients...
Dana Hogle
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Mesa, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(480) 999-5334 1013 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Strong Criminal Defense No Matter What Charge You’re Facing in Arizona

Some people may feel like they don’t need a criminal attorney due to the charges that they are facing seem minor and don’t carry much of a punishment. Thinking this way is a mistake.

AZ Criminal Justice Attorneys and DUI Defense LawyersEven if you are just facing a low-level misdemeanor charge, there will be consequences today and in the future – and even the minor-sounding offenses are often worse than you think. Maybe you “escape” with community service and fines or simply having to take a class that is designed to...
David Maletta
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(480) 248-7666 8010 E. McDowell Rd. Suite 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Free ConsultationScottsdale, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
Criminal and DUI
Seton Hall University
Mr. Maletta is a widely respected criminal defense attorney with over 20 years' experience. David graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1993 with a degree in Psychology. Shortly thereafter, he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1998. Following law school, he became a prosecutor with the Arizona Attorney General's office. While working as a prosecutor, he felt that the punishments were too severe and that some of the defendants were not being defended aggressively enough so that is when he decided to become a criminal defense attorney.

He has been working as a criminal...
Michael Ziton
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Phoenix, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(602) 234-9290 45 W Jefferson St
Suite 403
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Whittier Law School
Law Offices Michael E Ziton PC is a Trusted and Established Litigation Law Firm. Michael Ziton is a Practicing Member of the Arizona Bar for 25 Years. You Need a Winning Lawyer on Your Side. Michael Ziton is Nationally Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America.

Michael Ziton Lawyer admitted to the Arizona Bar in 1992. Michael Ziton established his criminal defense practice in 2001 to protect the rights of the accused. With more than 80 jury trials, Michael Ziton has tremendous experience in the courtroom. It is important to have an attorney that knows the...
Shawn Brian Hamp
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(928) 263-8509 711 Whipple Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
Free ConsultationPrescott, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
President and lead counsel for the Law Offices of Shawn B. Hamp, P.C. (An Arizona Professional Corporation), Shawn Hamp has practiced law for over nine years with an emphasis in criminal law. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Hamp has been lead counsel in hundreds of criminal trials and court hearings, including over twenty seven criminal jury trials. A former prosecutor, Mr. Hamp, handled all types of criminal cases including, DUI/DWI, Drug, and Homicide cases. He now brings his experience and dedication to serve those individuals in Northern Arizona accused of committing any type of crime.
Aaron J Reed
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Phoenix, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(855) 530-8485 4425 N. 24th Street
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Arizona Summit Law School
Aaron J. Reed is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada where he attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for his undergraduate education and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate from the Lee Business School. While at UNLV, Aaron was a Wide Receiver for the UNLV Football Team, and was a Two-Time Academic All-Mountain West Selection. After graduating from UNLV, Aaron then attended Arizona Summit Law School (formerly Phoenix School of Law) on a merit-based scholarship where he graduated cum laude in December of 2015.

Aaron focuses his practice on criminal defense, and has been devoted to this practice...
Kevin Michael Rowe
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Phoenix, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(844) 977-1900 2701 E Camelback Rd #140
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
Kevin Rowe is a founder and principal of the law offices of Lerner and Rowe, P.C. and Lerner and Rowe Law Group, LLC. Over the years, Mr. Rowe has assisted tens of thousands of people in their time of grievous need achieve security, well-being and sense of peace. It is in this capacity that Mr. Rowe has been able to secure tens of millions of dollars in settlements and awards for injured victims.

Much of Mr. Rowe’s time is consumed as managing partner of the many offices of Lerner and Rowe, PC and Lerner and Rowe Law Group, LLC. Yet, Mr....
Craig Gillespie
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Phoenix, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(602) 253-1010 3636 North Central Avenue
Suite 510
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Golden Gate University School of Law
Former Prosecutor familiar with all courts in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist and highest rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona.
Jerald Schreck
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(602) 370-3262 45 West Jefferson Street
14th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phoenix, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Southwestern Law School
Jerald Schreck is an award-winning criminal defense attorney in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to entering private practice, he was the supervisor of the Sex Crimes Trial Team at the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office where he practiced for approximately twenty-five years. He has concentrated on the defense of persons charged with sex crimes for over sixteen years. During that time he has been involved in the defense of college students, teachers, medical professionals, law enforcement officers, corrections officers, attorneys, parents, juveniles, group home workers, coaches, religious leaders, athletes, day care workers and corporate executives on a wide variety...
Tyler Steele
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(602) 980-1987 4700 S Mill Ave #2
Tempe, AZ 85282
Free ConsultationTempe, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Arizona Summit Law School
Available 24/7 365 for free consultation - Call (602) 980-1987

Mr. Tyler Steele is originally from Sacramento, California. Tyler graduated from Arizona State University, with his Bachelors in Political Science. After graduation, Tyler worked at the Arizona State Senate, where gained a passion for law. As a law student, Tyler clerked for a constitutional law think-tank and for the city prosecutor offices of Avondale, Buckeye, and Tolleson. In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife and animals, hiking, and watching sports.
Josephine Pesaresi Hallam
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Phoenix, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(602) 237-5373 5343 North 16th Street
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Criminal
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Hallam Law Group is an experienced felony trial law firm with an outstanding history of working in criminal courtrooms throughout Arizona. Our law firm offers quality legal counsel in various areas of law including: assault, felony DUI, robbery, domestic violence, sexual abuse, felony shoplifting and many more. Hallam has steered through over a thousand criminal cases and some high-level felonies such as sex crimes, and homicides. Contact our skilled attorneys for a free consultation.
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.