Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyers Fight for Your Future
Experienced legal team protects your rights in Arizona
If you are arrested for breaking the law, you need competent defense counsel. At Blackwell Law Office, PLLC, we have represented criminal defendants in Arizona for more than a decade. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to defend against the most serious charges. Recognizing what’s at stake in your criminal defense case, we work tirelessly to protect your rights, freedom, and future. Whether you are accused of theft, drugs, sexual assault, or even murder, we fight passionately to clear your name.
Difference between a felony and misdemeanor
There are two types of state level crimes: felonies and misdemeanors. While any type of crime is a serious matter, misdemeanors are considered lesser offenses punishable by no more than a year in county jail. Some examples of misdemeanor offenses include trespassing, DUI, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Felonies, on the other hand, carry much stiffer penalties. If you are accused of a felony, depending on the severity of the crime as well as other factors, you could face many years – or even life – in prison.
Types of cases we handle
There’s no such thing as “easy” time. Conviction for a serious crime affects every aspect of your life, including your career, educational opportunities, and personal relationships. Our Phoenix criminal defense lawyers work diligently to preserve your rights and freedom. We move quickly to evaluate your case, interview witnesses, and gather evidence. We defend clients accused of many different offenses, including:
Theft: Whether you’re charged with a misdemeanor or felony depends on the value of the item you are alleged to have stolen. If you are accused of stealing less than $1,000, you face misdemeanor charges. A theft of over $1,000 most likely means you will be charged with a felony.
Burglary: If police arrest you for burglary, you face felony charges. Depending on whether you were in possession of a weapon, or whether you were alleged to have broken into a motor-vehicle, the court may charge you with first, second, or third-degree burglary.
Assault: Assault may be penalized as a misdemeanor or felony. A simple assault that involves minor touching or provocation will likely be treated as a class 3 misdemeanor. If a weapon is used, the crime becomes aggravated assault, which is a felony.
DUI: If you are arrested for DUI in Arizona, you could be looking at jail time, license suspension, and other penalties.
Sex crimes: A sex crime charge can ruin your life forever. Not only could you be facing costly fines and a lengthy prison sentence, you may have to register as a sex offender. No matter if you’re accused of sexual assault, kidnapping, or rape, we are prepared to help you build a solid defense.
Cybercrimes: Computer crimes such as “hacking” and identity theft are being penalized harshly by the criminal justice system. For example, if you knowingly alter, damage, delete or destroy computer programs or data, you may be charged with a class 4 felony.
Being arrested is traumatic. At Blackwell Law Offices, PLLC, we rush to your side and provide you with the experienced guidance you need to navigate your way through the criminal justice system.
Contact an experienced criminal defense team in Phoenix
Blackwell Law Offices, PLLC, fights aggressively to defend the rights of clients throughout Arizona. Call (480) 800-0831 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense lawyer today.
Mr. Blackwell is dedicated to defending the rights of others:
Dedicated to Defend the Rights of People
Extensive Courtroom Experience
Served the United States Army as a Morse Code Interceptor, and Cryptographic Analyst