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ArizonaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Arizona, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Arizona should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Cindy Castillo

Cindy Castillo
Castillo Law
2025 N 3rd ST STE 150
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Licensed for 15 years, Cindy Castillo is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended NACDL... read more >

Dwane Cates

Dwane Cates
Cates & Laboy Law Group, PLLC
1747 E. Morten Avenue #205
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Licensed for 22 years, Dwane Cates is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law... read more >

Howard A Snader

Howard A Snader
The Law Office of Howard A. Snader, LLC
5070 N 40th St #235
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Licensed for 31 years, Howard A Snader is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Lewis & Clark... read more >

Craig S Orent

Craig S Orent
Orent Law Offices, PLC
11811 N Tatum Blvd #3031
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Licensed for 25 years, Craig S Orent is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended U of San Diego... read more >

David Michael Cantor

David Michael Cantor
DM Cantor
40 N Central Ave Suite 2300
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Licensed for 30 years, David Michael Cantor is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended James E. Rogers College of Law - U... read more >

O. Joseph Chornenky

O. Joseph Chornenky
O Joseph Chornenky PC
301 E Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Licensed for 48 years, O. Joseph Chornenky is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Akron School of Law... read more >

Lawrence I Kazan

Lawrence I Kazan
Debus Kazan & Westerhausen LTD
335 E Palm Ln
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Licensed for 41 years, Lawrence I Kazan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Gonzaga University School of Law... read more >

Craig C Gillespie

Craig C Gillespie
Gillespie Law Firm
3636 N Central Ave Suite 510
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Licensed for 29 years, Craig C Gillespie is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Golden Gate... read more >

Bruce S Feder

Bruce S Feder
Feder Law Office, P.A.
2930 E Camelback Suite 205
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Licensed for 42 years, Bruce S Feder is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended George Washington... read more >

Paul J Mattern

Paul J Mattern
Mattern Law Office
4150 W. Peoria Suite 219A
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Licensed for 25 years, Paul J Mattern is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Arizona State... read more >

Robert J Campos

Robert J Campos
Robert J Campos & Associates
51 E Lexington Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Licensed for 31 years, Robert J Campos is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended U of Arizona... read more >

Tom Crowe

Tom Crowe
Crowe & Scott PA
1100 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Licensed for 51 years, Tom Crowe is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended James E. Rogers College of Law - University of Arizona... read more >

Kristen M Curry

Kristen M Curry
Curry Pearson & Wooten PLLC
814 W Roosevelt St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Licensed for 26 years, Kristen M Curry is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended James E. Rogers College of Law - University of Arizona... read more >

Rachelle S Ferraro

Rachelle S Ferraro
Law Office of Rachelle S Ferraro
2198 E Camelback Rd Ste 310
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Licensed for 21 years, Rachelle S Ferraro is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended James E. Rogers College of Law - University of Arizona... read more >

Michael Terribile

Michael Terribile
Michael Terribile PC
801 N 1st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Licensed for 38 years, Michael Terribile is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pace Law School... read more >

Jeffrey D Ross

Jeffrey D Ross
Budoff & Ross PC
801 N 1st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Licensed for 43 years, Jeffrey D Ross is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended James E. Rogers College of Law - University of Arizona... read more >

Robert Arentz

Robert Arentz
Law Offices of Robert Arentz
3101 N. Central Ave, Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ 85268
Licensed for 41 years, Robert Arentz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine... read more >

Robert L Storrs

Robert L Storrs
Storrs & Storrs PC
1421 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Licensed for 51 years, Robert L Storrs is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended James E. Rogers College of Law - University of Arizona... read more >

Matthew W. Bartz

Matthew W. Bartz
Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C.
2929 E. Camelback Road Suite 224
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Licensed for 12 years, Matthew W. Bartz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western... read more >

Cary L Lackey

Cary L Lackey
The Law Office of Cary L. Lackey, P.C.
649 N 4th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Licensed for 24 years, Cary L Lackey is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Sandra Day O'Connor College of... read more >

Michael Baker

Michael Baker
Baker Law Firm, LLC
702 E. Coronado Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Licensed for 15 years, Michael Baker is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Indiana U - Bloomington... read more >

Michael Black

Michael Black
3219 E Camelback Rd Ste 446
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Licensed for 36 years, Michael Black is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of South Dakota School of Law... read more >

Daniel R Raynak

Daniel R Raynak
Daniel R. Raynak, P.C.
2601 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Licensed for 34 years, Daniel R Raynak is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Duquesne University School of Law... read more >

Jason T Gronski

Jason T Gronski
Gronski Law Firm PC
PO Box 47320
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 11 years, Jason T Gronski is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State... read more >

Carissa Jakobe

Carissa Jakobe
Mendoza Jakobe Law
722 E Osborn Rd Suite 310
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Licensed for 14 years, Carissa Jakobe is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Gonzaga... read more >

Slade A Lawson

Slade A Lawson
Lawson Law Office
1761 E McNair Dr Ste 102
Tempe, AZ 85283
Licensed for 29 years, Slade A Lawson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - Arizona State Univ... read more >

Marc J Victor

Marc J Victor
Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm
3185 S. Price Rd.
Chandler, AZ 84248
Licensed for 25 years, Marc J Victor is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern U... read more >

Jason D Lamm

Jason D Lamm
Jason D. Lamm Attorney at Law
6245 N 24th Pkwy Ste 208
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Licensed for 23 years, Jason D Lamm is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended U of Baltimore... read more >

Joey N Hamby

Joey N Hamby
DM Cantor
40 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Licensed for 25 years, Joey N Hamby is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Dayton School of Law... read more >

Rick D Poster

Rick D Poster
The Poster Law Firm PLLC
11024 N 28th Dr Ste 200
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Licensed for 22 years, Rick D Poster is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School... read more >

Antonio R Zuniga

Antonio R Zuniga
Zuniga & Associates
111 W Monroe St Ste 700
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Licensed for 41 years, Antonio R Zuniga is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - Arizona State Univ... read more >

Aaron Black

Aaron Black
Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC
3219 East Camelback Road , #573
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Licensed for 13 years, Aaron Black is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended U of South Dakota... read more >

Michael B Bernays

Michael B Bernays
801 N 1st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Licensed for 38 years, Michael B Bernays is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended James E. Rogers College of Law - University of Arizona... read more >

Michael S Yucevicius

Michael S Yucevicius
3101 N Central Ave Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Licensed for 17 years, Michael S Yucevicius is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Patricia A Gitre

Patricia A Gitre
Patricia A Gitre, PLC
801 N. 1ST Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Licensed for 33 years, Patricia A Gitre is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Thomas M. Cooley... read more >

Bruce E Blumberg

Bruce E Blumberg
Blumberg & Associates
3600 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Licensed for 33 years, Bruce E Blumberg is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M.... read more >

Chris Ariano

Chris Ariano
AZ Criminal Defense Group
7600 N. 15th St Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Licensed for 9 years, Chris Ariano is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gordon Thompson

Gordon Thompson
Gordon Thompson Attorney
125 East Coronado Road
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Licensed for 37 years, Gordon Thompson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Elizabeth Mullins

Elizabeth Mullins
Law Office of Elizabeth Mullins PLLC
4742 N 24th St Ste 300
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Licensed for 12 years, Elizabeth Mullins is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Vanderbilt Law School... read more >

Stacey F Gottlieb

Stacey F Gottlieb
Cohen Dowd Quigley PC
2425 E Camelback Rd Ste 1100
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Licensed for 26 years, Stacey F Gottlieb is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Richard Gaxiola

Richard Gaxiola
Gaxiola Law Group
7321 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85064
Licensed for 18 years, Richard Gaxiola is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended U of Arizona... read more >

Brian DiPietro

Brian DiPietro
The Law Office of Brian DiPietro
637 N 3rd Ave Suite #8
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Licensed for 25 years, Brian DiPietro is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Matthew J. Maerowitz

Matthew J. Maerowitz
The Maerowitz Law Firm
2415 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 700
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Licensed for 6 years, Matthew J. Maerowitz is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended James E. Rogers College ... read more >

Brad D. Smith

Brad D. Smith
Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C.
2929 E. Camelback Road Suite 224
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Licensed for 17 years, Brad D. Smith is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Arja Shah

Arja Shah
Shah Law Firm
40 N Central Ave #1400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Licensed for 11 years, Arja Shah is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western... read more >

Bryan Goodman

Bryan Goodman
The Law Office of K. Bryan Goodman
5050 North 40 Street
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Licensed for 12 years, Bryan Goodman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended U of Arizona... read more >

Phillip D Hineman Jr.

Phillip D Hineman Jr.
Law Office of Phil Hineman, PC
3411 N Fifth Ave Suite 304
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Licensed for 31 years, Phillip D Hineman Jr. is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Tonya J Peterson

Tonya J Peterson
801 N 1st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Licensed for 31 years, Tonya J Peterson is a Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - Ar... read more >

Thomas W Dean

Thomas W Dean
Attorney For Cannabis
14040 N. Cave Creek Rd. Suite 307
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Licensed for 24 years, Thomas W Dean is a Marijuana Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law... read more >

Donald W Macpherson

Donald W Macpherson
The MacPherson Group PC
3039 W Peoria Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Licensed for 41 years, Donald W Macpherson is a Criminal Defense and Tax Law lawyer who attended Oklahoma City University School of Law... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Certifications

State Bar of Arizona Certification in Criminal Law - The State Bar of Arizona recognizes attorneys who have submitted to the highest form of evaluation as specialists in criminal law.


Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

AACJ seeks to improve the practice of criminal defense law in Arizona, and also serves as an advocate for positive criminal justice reform.



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