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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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Julie McDonald
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Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(928) 919-7470 202 South First Avenue, Suite 301-C
Yuma, AZ 85364
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law and DUI
California Western School of Law
On a daily basis, Julie lives her lifelong passion for providing competent representation to people like you facing criminal prosecution. As a certified specialist in criminal law, one of less than a hundred such specialists in Arizona, Julie never lessens her zeal in expertly navigating her clients through the turbulent waters of the nightmare criminal charges bring not only to the person charged, but to every aspect of that person’s life, including family, friends and basic economic security. Having partnered with Janet in 2013 to found their own firm focused on family and criminal law...
William Crimmins II
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Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(800) 430-9361 221 S. 2nd Avenue, Suite 2
Yuma, AZ 85364
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
Yuma Arizona Criminal and Civil Attorney. Over 25 Years in Practice. Extensive, Aggressive Trial and Negotiation Experience. Viet Nam Veteran and Family Man. Attorney, William J. Crimmins, has extensive, aggressive and innovative Criminal Trial and negotiation experience spanning 25 years. Mr Crimmins has handled all types of Felony and Misdemeanor cases as well as dozens of Border Patrol Checkpoint cases. He practices throughout Sourthern Arizona. More information on Border Patrol Checkpoint Cases can be gotten on our website. William Crimmins has...
Richard Geller
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Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney
(928) 376-0068 209 W 2nd St
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and DUI
Lisa Whalen Bleich
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Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(928) 329-1991 242 S 1st Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer
(928) 329-7838 150 W 2nd St
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(928) 271-5032 209 W 2nd St
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal and DUI
USC Law School
Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(520) 432-8440 221 South 2nd Ave, Suite 2
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal and Immigration
Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(928) 329-8707 212 South 2nd Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal
Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney
(928) 328-1589 219 South Second Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(928) 597-0944 223 S. 2nd Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal
Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(928) 539-0500 200 S 2nd Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal, Business and DUI
Southern Methodist Univ School of Law
Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer
(928) 329-1991 77 W 2nd St
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal and DUI
Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney
(928) 817-4300 250 W 2nd St
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal and DUI
Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney
(928) 329-8707 225 W 2nd St
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal, Business and DUI
Yuma County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer
(928) 817-4300 250 W 2nd St
Yuma, AZ 85364
Criminal and DUI
Cochise County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer
(480) 461-5300 1858 Paseo San Luis
Suite D
San Luis, AZ 85635
Criminal
Stephen R Glazer
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(928) 213-9253 Glazer Hammond, PLLC
223 N. Elden Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Free ConsultationCoconino County, 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...
Dwane Cates
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Maricopa County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(855) 528-5089 4425 N. 24th Street
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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...
Craig Jacob Rosenstein
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Maricopa County, 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...
Ashelee Weeks
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Maricopa County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 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!
Jonathan Joseph Goebel
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(480) 456-6400 404 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282
Free ConsultationMaricopa County, 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...
Adele Drumlevitch
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Cochise County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(520) 456-9432 1865 Paseo San Luis, Suite D
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Arizona
Where I defend you: MOSTLY (usually only) in COCHISE COUNTY courts ; sometimes I will take Santa Cruz, Graham, or Pima County cases * What I do: Misdemeanor and Felony DUI & Criminal Defense for Adults & Juveniles - Driving Under the Influence/”Drunk Driving” (Alcohol, Extreme Alcohol, Drugs), Personal Possession of Drugs, Domestic Violence, Set Aside Conviction (similar to Expungement), MVD DUI Driver License issues, Restore Civil Rights, and more * How long I’ve done it: Licensed as a Lawyer in Arizona since 1987, DUI & Criminal Defense since 1989, in Cochise County since 1998 * What I’ve done:...
Scott David Stewart
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Maricopa County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(602) 548-3400 14050 N 83rd Ave Ste 290
Peoria, AZ 85381
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...
Kristopher Califano
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(602) 402-8708 5711 W. Glendale Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
Free ConsultationMaricopa County, 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...
Brian Chase
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Pima County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(520) 477-2767 115 W. Washington St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Brian is passionate about trial work, and spent over seven years doing mock trials before becoming a lawyer and an adjunct professor/trial coach for law students at the James E. Rogers College of Law. Brian co-teaches the top 8 oral advocates at the law school and prepares them to compete in the National Trial Competition, the nation's most prestigious trial competition. He has won numerous awards for his trial advocacy abilities, including the William T. Birmingham award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy (presented each year to the top trial advocate in the University of Arizona Law School's graduation class) and the...
Michael Kielsky
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Maricopa County, 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...
Aaron Michael Black
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(480) 729-1683 4702 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Free ConsultationMaricopa County, 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...
Omer Ramiro Gurion
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(480) 800-0020 11811 N. Tatum Blvd.
Ste 3031
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Free ConsultationMaricopa County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Juvenile
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Omer Gurion is a Criminal Law Specialist certified by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. Omer is the owner of Gurion Legal and is also Of Counsel at the Rosenstein Law Group. Omer is a highly skilled defense attorney who brings his talent, his work ethic and his passion to each case he handles. When Omer takes on a case, his clients reap the benefit of his considerable knowledge, experience and intense personal investment in obtaining the best possible outcome in their case. He graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Political Science magna...
Timothy John Tobin
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Maricopa County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(480) 447-9877 3100 West Ray Road, Suite 201
Chandler, AZ 85226
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...
Craig Gillespie
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Maricopa County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(602) 253-1010 3101 N Central Avenue
Suite 990
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.
Donald J Ramsell
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(800) 342-5384 945 N. Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
Free ConsultationPima County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
DePaul College of Law
Donald J. Ramsell, author of several DUI articles and books, is the one of the few DUI defense attorneys to appear and argue on a DUI case before the United States Supreme Court in its entire 213 years of existence. In his 33 year career his firms have defended 15,000 clients.
David Maletta
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(480) 248-7666 8010 E. McDowell Rd. Suite 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Free ConsultationMaricopa County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 21 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...
Matthew A Marner
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(602) 730-1211 442 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85225
Free ConsultationMaricopa County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
It's hard to tell one lawyer from the next. It's hard to tell which ones are full of it, and which ones can back it up. So, I want you, my potential client, to learn about me, what I've done, and what I can do. I also encourage you to go to my website: www.marnerlaw.com. There you can watch video of me actually fighting for my clients in the courtroom before the judge and jury, you can read about my most recent successes, and you can get to know the person you are counting on. ...
Michael Harwin
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Pima County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(800) 760-2986 239 North Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Arizona
Michael Harwin of the Law Offices of Michael Aaron Harwin, P.C. (www.michaelharwinlaw.com), is an award-winning, nationally-recognized attorney whose practice focuses primarily on representing professionals, their businesses, and families in criminal and regulatory matters. If you find yourself under government investigation, or if you have been charged with, for example, a DUI, financial crime, or domestic violence, among other charges, and the charge may impact your career, licensing or employment, then Michael Harwin is the attorney just for you. For instance, if you are (1) a licensed health care professional; (2) a law enforcement, military or national security clearance holder;...
Ryan McPhie
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(480) 500-8669 207 N Gilbert Road
Suite 001
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Free ConsultationMaricopa County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Ryan McPhie is uniquely qualified and trained to handle criminal cases ranging from civil and criminal traffic citations to major felony offenses.

While some criminal defense attorneys subscribe to a “trial and error” philosophy—attempting to learn about the complexities of the criminal justice system while working on your case—Ryan worked and trained alongside the prosecutors in your case, first as a Rule 38 prosecutor with the Scottsdale Prosecutor’s Office, and later as Deputy County Attorney with Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. There he handled well over a thousand cases in front of numerous judges at virtually every level.

Ryan prides himself...
Dana Hogle
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Maricopa County, AZ Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(623) 469-0443 15331 W. Bell Road
Surprise, AZ 85374
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...
Jerald Schreck
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(602) 370-3262 45 West Jefferson Street
14th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Maricopa County, 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...
Kareen O'Brien
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Maricopa County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(623) 561-8200 14050 N 83rd Ave Ste 290
Peoria, AZ 85381
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...
David Michael Cantor
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(602) 307-0808 40 N Central Ave
Suite 2300
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Free ConsultationMaricopa County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Arizona
Our criminal defense team has Over 4,600 case victories and 4 Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists per the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (the most Certified Criminal Law Specialists of ANY firm in Arizona). Criminal Charges are Serious - You Need a Highest Rated Law Firm on Your Side!

Since becoming a lawyer in 1989, Arizona Criminal Attorney and Arizona DUI Lawyer David Michael Cantor has handled many high profile cases which have been covered by the local and national news media. He has been interviewed and has appeared on Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Live, CNN, Inside Edition, the CBS...
D Christopher Russell
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(855) 707-7246 5151 E Broadway Blvd
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Tucson, AZ 85711
Free ConsultationPima County, AZ Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Military and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
Arizona Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyer Helping Clients Nationwide for 18 Years. We are dedicated to helping seriously injured people . Our goal is to make the community a safer place for you and your family. We represent those seriously injured or the families of those killed in accidents. We strive to hold those responsible for needlessly causing harm to someone in our community. We are committed to the jury system and understand that the jury is the conscience of the community and the enforcer of community safety standards. We limit the number of cases...
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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.