When you are arrested and charged with a criminal offense, the consequences you face can be severe. Depending on the charges, you could be looking at expensive fines, months in jail or years in prison. In addition to criminal penalties, you could lose your driver’s license or a professional license, and your ability to get or keep a good job. Persons convicted of crimes in Arizona soon find out how that conviction impacts every area of their life, from where they can live and work to their reputation in the neighborhood, community and even their relationships with friends and families. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to take any criminal charge seriously and secure the best legal representation you can get, contact our experienced Phoenix criminal attorney today.

PREPARING TO MEET WITH A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Finding a Criminal Lawyer

Your best chance at a favorable outcome in your criminal case is being represented by an attorney who has extensive experience in representing people in circumstances similar to yours. There are a lot of criminal defense lawyers in practice, and not all of them will be suitable to your needs. In order to find the best attorney for you, here are few things to consider in your search:

  • Find out as best you can what percentage of an attorney’s caseload mirrors your kind of case. Certain types of crimes may require a more specialized attorney. For example, you may want to find an attorney that deals primarily with drug offenses, white collar crime, or juvenile justice.

  • Ask for personal references from the attorney. While these may not be completely objective, talking to another of the attorney’s clients may give you a better sense as to whether a lawyer is a good fit for you.

  • Figure out the attorney’s rates. Some lawyers will ask for a flat fee up front, while others will work on an hourly basis. A lawyer with a great reputation in a certain area will likely charge more. Depending on the severity of the crime and what’s at stake, you may decide it is worth it to pay the extra money.

Your First Meeting

When meeting with a lawyer for the first time, try and present him or her with as much information as possible. Here are some things to remember: Bring any and all documentation you have pertaining to your arrest. This might include:

  • Warrants or police documentation of items seized

  • Charging documents

  • Bail papers

  • Dates and times of future appearances

  • A police report, if you can get one

  • Your driver’s license or ID

  • Any records of prior arrests or convictions

Being involved in the criminal justice system can be very scary for the average person. Finding a Phoenix criminal defense attorney that you trust and then arming him or her with as much information about your case as possible is the best thing you can do to make your case go smoothly.

MAKE YOUR FIRST CALL BE TO BLUMBERG & ASSOCIATES AFTER A PHOENIX ARREST

Before you phone your family or talk to the police, make your first call be to an experienced and successful Phoenix criminal attorney who can advise you of your rights and immediately take charge to help you get the best result after an arrest for any misdemeanor or felony offense. In Arizona, call Blumberg & Associates in Phoenix for advice and representation from a Board-Certified Specialist in criminal law who has helped thousands of clients in situations like yours. Call 602-277-6180, or contact us online.

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Cases of Interest

Client charged in federal court with armed bank robbery. Client was alleged to have taken hostage at real estate business next door. Penalties range typically between seven and twenty-one years.

X Following extensive discovery and negotiations, client received sentence of twenty-six months.

Client accused of burglary and trafficking in stolen property.

X Not Guilty

Client, a young black male, was accused of shooting a young white male in front of a residence in Scottsdale, Arizona. Client alleged self-defense as a defense for the reason that the shooting victim and his brother had attacked client.

X Not Guilty

Sixteen-year-old client charged with one count of conspiracy to commit murder which carries a mandatory penalty of twenty-five flat years in prison with no early release.

X Following extensive discovery and negotiations, client entered a plea to a misdemeanor.

Client charged with aggravated assault, a dangerous offense, after punching a smaller man in the face causing substantial damage, including breaking of the orbital floor.

X Charges reduced – Misdemeanor Assault

Client accused of shooting victim in Scottsdale, Arizona. Client plead self-defense, after being attacked by alleged victim and alleged victim’s brother.

X Not Guilty

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