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  • To ensure that the punishment is not excessive and fits the behavior

As Mesa criminal defense lawyers in Arizona we are extremely aware that our state is incredibly harsh when doling out punishment. There are crimes which most states consider misdemeanors yet, in Arizona, the exact same conduct carries a mandatory prison term of 10 years per count. This attitude permeates the Arizona sentencing statutes.

Crimes exist in varying degrees or levels. Big crimes are called felonies. Baby crimes are called misdemeanors. Most felonies do not require any lock-up time. Ironically, however, there are Arizona misdemeanors that mandate significant jail time.

A 2nd Offense DUI violation can mandate as much as 180 days in jail. Knowing the mandatory sentencing requirements, and how to plea bargain around them, is essential for individualized justice to occur.

Arizona Crimes We Can Defend For You

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  • Assault
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Threatening and Intimidating
  • Orders of Protection
  • DUI/DWI Alcohol
  • DUI/DWI Drugs
  • Manslaughter and Negligent Homicide
  • Reckless Driving
  • Road Rage

  • Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs
  • Fraudulent Prescriptions
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Drug Possession
  • Sale of illegal drugs


Negotiation in the criminal arena requires different skills than those used to settle a civil dispute. Knowing the law is important, but knowing when the best deal has been presented is essential and only an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you decide when the prosecution’s offer is as good as it will get!

Occasionally the first plea offer presented is proper given the facts of a case, but often it is not. Understanding the difference between the facts that can be applied to your case and the facts that should be applied to your case requires a keen understanding of the criminal justice system and the people who are involved.


When determining whether to charge or pursue a conviction for a given offense, prosecutors take several issues into consideration including conduct which is often not part of the offense itself. Prosecutors simply do not view the world like the rest of society does. Prosecutors do not believe in the presumption of innocence. Prosecutors firmly believe that all arrested individuals are guilty of something. Having previously worked as prosecutors, both Brian and Matt understand what facts and arguments can persuade the prosecution and bring reality back to your case.


Prosecutors deal with hundreds of defendants each and every year. Prosecutors are simply handling case files with numbers. Their job is to keep the massive herd of criminal defendants flowing through the system. Experienced criminal defense attorneys have the ability to compel a prosecutor to view their client as an individual who requires specialized treatment. Having a skilled criminal defense lawyer not only humanizes those charged with criminal offenses, but it also distinguishes the facts of one case from another.

If you are faced with criminal charges, it is very important that you have an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney present before speaking with the police. We are available 24/7. To reach Brian call (480) 833-2341, or to reach Matt call (480)96-2094

How Our Criminal Defense Team Can Help You…
  • Locate expert witnesses
  • Work with blood alcohol content experts
  • Locate polygraphers
  • Negotiate the best possible plea agreement
  • With our years of trial experience to present your case to a jury
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