At Salwin Law Group, we handle criminal defense for misdemeanor, felony, DUI and juvenile cases throughout the state of Arizona.
Stewart Salwin is a top-rated criminal defense attorney. He is a former prosecutor and Harvard Law School graduate. When you hire Salwin Law Group, you will be hiring an attorney with years of criminal law experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney.
When you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, having the best representation available is crucial. You need an Arizona criminal defense attorney who knows the law and is not afraid to fight for you.
We know how cops and prosecutors put together criminal cases from prior experience. We used to do the exact same thing, and we know the playbook and their tricks. We can use our insider knowledge to your benefit in defending you against criminal charges!
When should I hire an Arizona criminal defense lawyer?
We understand that the last place you want to find yourself is in the position that you need to hire a lawyer. Being accused of a crime is a very serious matter that can have lasting repercussions on your life.
If you are facing criminal charges, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
The sooner you hire a lawyer, the sooner we can start working on your case. If you are in a position that your future is in jeopardy, call us right now for legal representation with a criminal defense attorney who has your best interest at heart.
Call me today, or contact me online to make your same-day appointment.
How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Arizona for Your Case
As each criminal charge and legal case are unique, it is important to carefully select a criminal defense attorney who is the right fit for you and your situation.
The best criminal defense attorney should be knowledgeable in Arizona state law and have a good track record of successful cases (either of lowering the charges, winning an acquittal, or getting the charges dismissed).
While an attorney may not be at liberty to discuss the details of their previous cases, you can ask them if they’ve worked on similar cases in the past and how successful they were.
You can also refer to any reviews left by their previous clients to get an idea of the quality of representation they’ve provided.
To find the right attorney for your case, it’s important to research and ensure they are experienced, qualified, and capable of providing the legal representation you need.
Do You Need to Hire A Criminal Defense Lawyer “Near Me”?
Hiring a criminal defense lawyer from your area isn’t necessary. However, if you’re dealing with criminal charges in Arizona, make sure to hire an attorney who is licensed to practice in the state, regardless of their proximity to your location.
Is it better to hire a local attorney?
When deciding whether to hire a local attorney, consider their familiarity with the local court system, relationships with judges and prosecutors, and knowledge of Arizona’s legal procedures. However, the most important factors are the attorney’s qualifications, experience in criminal defense, and successful track record. Technology now allows lawyers to handle some cases remotely, so physical proximity is less important. Focus on finding a competent attorney who understands Arizona law to ensure the best possible legal representation.
If you are facing criminal charges in Arizona, you can contact our office at (480) 702-1789 for a free consultation. You can read through our reviews to learn more about our history of successful cases and find the right fit for your defense.
Why hire a local criminal attorney?
The criminal justice system is complex. If you are facing charges, the decisions you make could mean the difference between freedom and jail time.
You need an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the Arizona criminal justice system and who will fight for your rights. Each state has its own criminal laws, and you need an attorney who is familiar with the laws in Arizona.
Note: Hiring a local criminal attorney has many benefits. When you are charged with a crime, you have the right to an attorney. You should exercise that right and hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and fight for your freedom. Give our office a call at (480) 702-1789.
You Need an Aggressive, Proactive Criminal Defense Attorney on Your Side.
In Arizona, some defense lawyers are willing to take a wait-and-see approach. If you select a public defender, your attorney may not even look at your case before your first court appearance.
In our experience, the amount of time you have to build a defense is critical. The sooner we can investigate and develop your defense, the better your chances are of achieving a successful outcome.
Pre-trial investigations may be done before your court date, or even before criminal charges are filed. We can begin to negotiate your case as soon as possible by beginning our defense immediately. We can start gathering evidence and witnesses in your favor right away by bringing on board a lawyer right away.
What Makes Salwin Law Group Different
You’ll get the close personal contact and communication you need and deserve.
Facing criminal charges is a very stressful experience, and we understand that you need the support of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Nothing adds to this stress more than being unable to reach your lawyer or not knowing what is happening with your case.
At Salwin Law Group, we provide easy access to your lawyer.
We are here to provide moral and emotional support as well as legal support during this very difficult time in your life.
To achieve this, every client receives Stewart Salwin’s personal cell phone number, and every client phone call, email, and text will be returned as soon as possible.
Close client interaction is a big part of how we achieve the best results for our clients. We want to know your side of the story; having a good relationship with you is essential to building the best possible defense.
There is no middle man or paralegal screening your calls. When you hire us, Stewart Salwin will be your lawyer, and he will be the one handling your case from start to finish.
We don’t pass off our clients’ cases to junior associates or paralegals, or worse, get a new attorney every court appearance.
Many law firms in Arizona handle their cases this way, but we believe that you deserve the personal attention of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
We handle a wide variety of criminal defense cases in Arizona.
We’ve worked with many clients with a wide variety of criminal defense cases over the years and can apply my previous experience to your very unique situation.
You can rely on us to set realistic expectations for each case and remain honest with you throughout the legal process.
PRACTICE AREAS INCLUDE:
- Domestic violence
- Drug crimes
- Federal crimes
- Probation violations
- Property crimes
- Theft crimes
- Vehicular crime
Arizona Criminal Law Resources
Arizona’s criminal code comes from laws that are passed by the State legislature. These laws define the crimes that you can be charged with in Arizona. If you have been charged with a crime then the notice of your criminal charges will usually have a citation number next to them. You can use this citation number to look up the exact wording of the criminal statute that the State is accusing you of violating.
Most of Arizona’s criminal laws are codified in Title 13 of the criminal code in Arizona’s Revised Statutes (“A.R.S.” for short). So the criminal citation usually takes the following form: “A.R.S. 13-xxxx”. For example, A.R.S. 13-2904 defines the crime of disorderly conduct. And A.R.S. 13-1203 defines the crime of assault.
A full list of all of the laws under Title 13 of Arizona’s Revised Statutes can be found here.
However, not all criminal laws are codified in Title 13. Criminal Traffic violations are found in Title 28 of the Arizona’s Revised Statutes. For example, the most common misdemeanor DUI crimes are codified in A.R.S. 28-1381.
A full list of the laws under Title 28 can be found here.
Why You Need to Hire an Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney
It is not uncommon for people who are accused of committing a crime to instantly feel guilty, and forget that they have legal rights that need to be protected.
The criminal justice system can be complicated for the average person to navigate – you need the experience of someone who has helped others in the same situation before, and has demonstrated success in court.
At Salwin Law Group, I believe that all individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and if I represent you I will be giving you the same advice I’d give to a friend or a family member.
You shouldn’t have to add to your already high level of stress by trying to do all of the research and legal work necessary to defend your own case by yourself.
Let me handle all of the preparation and litigation on your behalf. You can trust me to represent your best interests and know my way around a courtroom. We handle criminal defense cases in both Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Call Salwin Law Group to schedule your free consultation at (480) 702-1789.