Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our Criminal Defense Team

phoenix criminal defense attorneys

The Criminal Defense team at JacksonWhite Law focuses on the future of our clients, not the past. That’s why we will work tirelessly to find the best possible outcome for your case, no matter what your charges are!

If you’re facing misdemeanor or felony charges in Arizona, we can help. We’ve successfully helped thousands of clients in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, and throughout Arizona. To see how we can help you next, click the link below.

Criminal Defense Services

How We Can Help with Your Criminal Case

As premier defense attorneys in Arizona, we’ve helped clients go from facing criminal charges to having less severe penalties, which then makes it easier for our clients to move on after a criminal case. Some of the outcomes and results we’ve secured include:

  • Reduced charges
  • Dropped charges and cases
  • Lessened penalties
  • Probation, fines and classes instead of jail time

At JacksonWhite, we’re focused on the road ahead – not what’s behind you. We’ll make every effort to understand your case and offer legal solutions that can allow you to move forward and minimize the negative impact on your life. 

We’ve helped adults and juveniles facing all types of criminal charges, from DUI and drug crimes to violent crimes related to domestic violence, assault and battery. Our experienced Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorneys will combine their knowledge, guidance and skill set to work toward the best possible outcome for you and your case.

Recent Case Results

Two counts DUI

Our results:

MADD classes, ignition interlock device, drug screening/counseling, no jail time

One count extreme DUI

Our results:

Charge reduced to non-extreme DUI, no jail time, fines; only received probation

Premier Defense Lawyers Serving The Phoenix Metro

At JacksonWhite, we understand how important it is to get your life back on track after a criminal charge. If you’re facing a serious charge in Phoenix or throughout Arizona, it could impact your employment, schooling, ability to find housing and other aspects of your life that you may not realize.

But it doesn’t have to. The criminal defense lawyers at JacksonWhite can turn your case into an opportunity to move forward. We do that by giving our clients the best chance to succeed in court, by providing the highest level of commitment and attention to your case.

Our lawyers work diligently to secure the best legal outcomes for our clients, and our success rate is so high because of our ability to truly get to know you and your case.

There’s a reason we’re one of the best criminal defense teams in the Phoenix metro area – our results speak for themselves.

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Frequently Asked Criminal Defense Questions

Yes. Arizona has some of the toughest criminal and DUI laws in the country. It is crucial that you consult a qualified Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible to discuss what happened, the charges against you and the need for a defense.

If you want to have the best future possible, whether that be in your career, where you are living, or anything else, you will want to reduce and dismiss criminal charges as much as possible. As, criminal arrests, charges, and convictions can greatly impact your future.

The attorney you hire should be someone who defends these cases regularly; a regular practitioner of criminal defense law understands the most current law; and is familiar with judges, prosecutors, protocols, and the most pertinent defense strategies.

Think of an attorney being an investment in your future. Here at JacksonWhite we have helped thousands of clients get a fresh start by getting charges reduced and even dismissed.

If the police are attempting to pull you over, signal and pull over safely and as soon as possible. Stop and turn off your vehicle and open your window halfway. Always keep your hands in plain view of the police officer, such as on the steering wheel. You and any passengers should remain respectful.

When asked, show the officer your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. Comply with these requests. Do not admit anything or try to talk your way out of a ticket or arrest. It’s always best to say as little as possible and remember you can exercise your constitutional right to remain silent. Do not consent to a search without a warrant or agree to be recorded in any way.

Do not ever consent to a search. Let the police know they need a warrant. They may search anyway on the basis of probable cause, in which case be polite and wait. Immediately call a good criminal defense attorney immediately.

Do not offer to voluntarily speak to the police in any way. Whether they question you on the scene or invite you to the station, DO NOT SPEAK THE DETECTIVES OR OFFICERS. Even if the officers seem friendly, but they are not asking you questions because they want your side of the story. Their job is to gather evidence to build their case against you. Consult a criminal defense attorney before answering any questions.

We often step in to help clients in what we call a ‘pre-file case’. Meaning, the officers or detectives are still determining if they can charge you with a crime. Our attorneys can get involved early in the case so no arrest or charges can be filed.

Within 24 hours after your arrest you will appear before a Judge It is imperative that during those 24 hours, you or a loved one must contact an Arizona criminal defense attorney. If you retain JacksonWhite, we make sure your constitutional rights have not been violated, handle your arraignment, entering a “not–guilty” plea, filing notice of defenses and notice of his representation of you as counsel.

The judge will issue a warrant if appropriate and set a bond for appearance in court. If you cannot post bond, you may be incarcerated while you wait for your appearance. If you qualify and are able to post a bond for release, you will be free pending your arraignment, which is a formal hearing before a judge during which you are advised of your rights and possible penalties. You will enter a plea at the arraignment. You will want an experienced attorney by your side at the arraignment.

Serving Clients Throughout Arizona

Our JacksonWhite Criminal Law team proudly serves clients throughout Arizona who are in need of experienced and effective legal representation. 






Apache Junction

Queen Creek

San Tan Valley

Free Criminal Case Review

Call (480) 467-4370  or fill out the form below to get your free consultation and discuss your best legal options.