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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 >

Omer Ramiro Gurion

Omer Ramiro Gurion
Rosenstein Law Group
8010 E McDowell Rd., Ste 111.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Licensed for 8 years, Omer Ramiro Gurion is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Sandra Day O'Connor Colleg... 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 >

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 >

Lee Phillips

Lee Phillips
Law Office of Lee Phillips, P.C.
209 N. Elden Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Licensed for 35 years, Lee Phillips is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Ohio State... 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 >

Julie M McDonald

Julie M McDonald
Julie M. McDonald, P.C.
202 South First Avenue, Suite 301-C
Yuma, AZ 85364
Licensed for 19 years, Julie M McDonald is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Nathan D. Leonardo

Nathan D. Leonardo
Leonardo Law Offices, PLLC
2632 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
Licensed for 21 years, Nathan D. Leonardo is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended U of Arizona... 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 >

Jonathan Joseph Goebel

Jonathan Joseph Goebel
Rosenstein Law Group
8010 E McDowell Rd Ste 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Licensed for 14 years, Jonathan Joseph Goebel is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Pepperdine University... read more >

Carlos Andres Medina

Carlos Andres Medina
Law Office of Carlos A Medina, PLLC
70 West Franklin, Suite 103
Tucson, AZ 85701
Licensed for 10 years, Carlos Andres Medina is a Criminal Defense lawyer... 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 >

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 >

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 >

Gregory J Kuykendall

Gregory J Kuykendall
Kuykendall & Associates
531 S Convent Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Licensed for 30 years, Gregory J Kuykendall is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Northwestern University School of Law... read more >

Charles P Franklin

Charles P Franklin
Franklin & Associates, PA
1920 E University Dr Suite 102
Tempe, AZ 85281
Licensed for 32 years, Charles P Franklin is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Whittier... 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 >

Richard C Bock

Richard C Bock
Law Offices of Richard Bock
100 No Stone Ave Suite 1003
Tucson, AZ 85701
Licensed for 45 years, Richard C Bock is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended James E. Rogers College of Law - Universit... read more >

Craig J Rosenstein

Craig J Rosenstein
Rosenstein Law Group
8010 E McDowell Rd Ste 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Licensed for 13 years, Craig J Rosenstein is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Arizona State University,... read more >

John M Sears

John M Sears
Licensed for 41 years, John M Sears is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended George Washington University Law School... read more >

John A Pecchia

John A Pecchia
PO Box 7000
Kingman, AZ 86402
Licensed for 9 years, John A Pecchia is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended William Mitchell College of Law... 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 >

David J Maletta

David J Maletta
Rosenstein Law Group
8010 E McDowell Rd. Ste 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Licensed for 20 years, David J Maletta is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Seton Hall University School... 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 >

Brick P Storts II

Brick P Storts II
Barton and Storts
271 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Licensed for 43 years, Brick P Storts II is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended U of Missouri... 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 >

Scott David Stewart

Scott David Stewart
Law Offices of Scott David Stewart
1490 S Price Rd Ste 211
Chandler, AZ 85286
Licensed for 18 years, Scott David Stewart is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology... 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 >

Jonathan L. Warshaw

Jonathan L. Warshaw
Law Office of Jonathan L. Warshaw
1760 E. Pecos Rd. Suite 332-A
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Licensed for 19 years, Jonathan L. Warshaw is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College o... read more >

Timothy Hintze

Timothy Hintze
Rosenstein Law Group
8010 E McDowell Rd. Ste 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Licensed for 4 years, Timothy Hintze is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Arizona Summit Law School... 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 >

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 >

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 >

Adam Zickerman

Adam Zickerman
The Zickerman Law Office, PLLC
3 North Leroux Street Suite 200
flagstaff, AZ 86001
Licensed for 16 years, Adam Zickerman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thomas M. Cooley... read more >

John A Phebus

John A Phebus
The Law Offices of John Phebus
17505 N 79th Ave #315
Glendale, AZ 85308
Licensed for 25 years, John A Phebus is a Criminal Defense lawyer... 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 >

Stephen G Ralls

Stephen G Ralls
Law Office of Stephen G Ralls
314 S 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Licensed for 36 years, Stephen G Ralls is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended James E. Rogers College of Law - University of Arizona... read more >

Ronald D Wood

Ronald D Wood
201 S White Mountain Rd
Show Low, AZ 85901
Licensed for 33 years, Ronald D Wood is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Beasley School of Law - Temple University... read more >

Lise R. Witt

Lise R. Witt
LisaLaw, LLC
1350 E. McKellips Rd. Suite 1
Mesa, AZ 85203
Licensed for 29 years, Lise R. Witt is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Todd K Coolidge

Todd K Coolidge
Coolidge Law Firm, PLLC
1820 E Ray Rd
Chandler, AZ 85225
Licensed for 29 years, Todd K Coolidge is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Arizona State... read more >

Thomas Andrew Gorman

Thomas Andrew Gorman
300 Apache Trail
Sedona, AZ 86336
Licensed for 19 years, Thomas Andrew Gorman is a Marijuana Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Marquette University Law School... 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 >

Kevin Van Norman

Kevin Van Norman
Van Norman Law
7272 E Indian School Rd #203
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Licensed for 31 years, Kevin Van Norman is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Whittier Law School... 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 >
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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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