Criminal Law FAQs | Frequently Asked Questions
The Phoenix, Arizona area criminal defense attorneys with Phillips Law Group understand the stakes involved for defendants of a criminal prosecution. There are many differences between and civil case and a criminal case. The most important difference is that in a civil case, you may lose money, but in a criminal case, you can lose your freedom.
This is why Phillips Law Group has attorneys who are experienced in criminal defense law. At the Phoenix area law offices of Phillips Law Group, you will always receive representation from criminal defense attorneys who have extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and the criminal code, and who are familiar with the judges and prosecutors.
Please take a moment to read more about the representationPhillips Law Group has to offer. Then contact the Phoenix and Tempe area criminal defense attorneys withPhillips Law Group to discuss your individual case.
- Do I Need to Hire Criminal Defense Attorneys?
- How Do I Find Good Criminal Defense Attorneys?
- How Can Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Help You?
- Why Choose Criminal Defense Attorneys with Phillips Law Group?
The answer is Yes! Criminal defense attorneys can help you understand what to do if you are arrested, how to deal with the criminal process and understand the rights you have as a criminal defendant. Criminal offenses are often very serious. You could be facing jail, prison, probation, fines, restitution or other sanctions.
AtPhillips Law Group in the Phoenix and Arizona area, their criminal defense attorneys can help. They have experienced criminal defense attorneys who can help you through this difficult time.
At Phillips Law Group, their criminal defense attorneys have more than 250 years of combined experience in criminal law. They know what it’s like to go to trial and are experienced in handling major felony cases. Each yearPhillips Law Group represents clients faced with murder, aggravated assault, sexual assault, fraud and other serious felonies.
Phillips Law Grouphas twelve attorneys in their Criminal and DUI Defense Section who limit their practice to this area of law. They can help you if you have been arrested or are under investigation for any criminal offense.
If you are still not sure you need a lawyer, Phillips Law Group recommends that you call them to set up a free no-obligation office visit and speak with their criminal defense attorneys. They can answer your questions at no charge.
It may seem difficult to select good criminal defense attorneys at first andPhillips Law Group caution you against retaining the first attorney you meet. There are many criminal defense attorneys who do not limit their practice to criminal cases and some of these attorneys only handle a few cases a year. Some other criminal defense attorneys may be incompetent or inexperienced.
To find good criminal defense attorneys, Phillips Law Group suggest that you ask the following questions:
- Does your firm have criminal defense attorneys who are highly experienced in the defense of criminal cases?
- Does your firm have criminal defense attorneys who limit their practice to criminal and D.U.I. defense?
- Does your firm make promises as to the results that they can obtain? Beware — this is something ethical criminal defense attorneys cannot do. Specific results cannot be accurately predicted.
- Does your firm use a written flat fee agreement that includes trial if necessary? Or is the “fee” only a low initial retainer that does not cover the entire criminal case or prior investigation? (Our Fee Agreements cover all legal fees. Legal costs, however, are extra).
- Will your firm actually handle the case or will you simply sign me up and refer me to other criminal defense attorneys or another law firm?
Phillips Law Groupis one of Arizona’s largest defenders of criminal cases. They presently have over twelve criminal defense attorneys who limit their practice to exclusively criminal and D.U.I. cases. They also have criminal defense lawyers who were former judges and several who were former prosecutors. Some of their other experienced attorneys have limited their criminal practice to defending the rights of the accused.
The criminal defense attorneys at the Phoenix, Arizona law firm ofPhillips Law Group believe in an aggressive defense. They feel this is necessary because many of Arizona’s criminal statutes are zealously enforced and provide substantial punishments.
Their criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to protecting individual rights. They will not recommend that a client plead guilty to the criminal case originally charged unless, after their investigation, they believe such a plea would be in their client’s best interest.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense or a DUI contact their criminal defense attorneys to set up a free private consultation. Again, please don’t plead guilty. If you decide not to contact their firm, please seek the advice of other experienced criminal defense attorneys.
At Phillips Law Group, their Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense attorneys have represented clients charged with many different criminal offenses. They handle tough cases in Federal, State and Juvenile courts including cases involving murder, rape, molestation, drugs, theft, fraud, embezzlement, weapons, sex crimes, vehicular manslaughter, domestic violence and driving under the influence. Their criminal defense attorneys also have obtained outstanding results in probation violation hearings and in criminal appeals.
ChoosePhillips Law Group and the criminal defense attorneys that know how to get the job done.Because of their experience, their criminal defense attorneys understand what defendants are going through and they know how to get results.
During the early stages of your criminal case, their criminal defense attorneys develop strategies for defending your case. Early planning gives them a “jump” on the prosecution and gives them more time to conduct investigations, witness interviews, and legal research. They also know how to convey to the courts that, as their client, you must be viewed as an individual – not as just another file number on their busy court calendar.
Their service includes the management of your case and a strong commitment to attorney/client communication. Through the use of the latest communication technology, you will have 24-hour access to your criminal defense attorneys and case manager. They make sure you understand the details of your case and the progress being made every step of the way. Their clients appreciate the time our criminal defense attorneys spend reviewing their case, answering questions and giving them the information they need to make informed decisions.
The goal of our criminal defense attorneys is to achieve the best results for our clients.Phillips Law Group in Phoenix employs many people in the criminal defense department including trial attorneys, case managers, case analysts, and investigators who are dedicated to the representation of our clients in criminal matters. They also have developed computerized research tools that provide quick access to all of the most current legal developments that help us win cases and court decisions.
If you even suspect a criminal charge may be filed against you, contact their criminal defense attorneys. By contacting their criminal defense attorneys before charges are filed against, they may be able to intervene and either prevent charges from being filed or possibly negotiate less serious charges instead. In the meantime:
- Do not discuss your case or sign a statement without criminal defense attorneys present. Your discussions and statements are considered evidence and can be used against you.
- Do not enter a plea without first obtaining legal advice from criminal defense attorneys, even for a minor offense. Depending on the offense involved, even a minor offense can have damaging consequences in the future, such as when trying to get security clearances or applying for certain employment.
Contacting the criminal defense attorneys with the Phoenix firm of Phillips Law Group can provide you with many advantages, including:
- Telling your side of the story in a professional, objective manner. If presented with skill and sensitivity at the right time, your side of the story, if communicated well, can possibly result in reduced or dropped charges.
- They might be able to help you get out of jail with a bail reduction or an O.R. release.
- They might be able to help reduce penalties, fines, jail time, terms of probation and can request alternatives to probation.
- They might be able to petition to set aside convictions or modify probation.
We have won cases in Federal, State, and Juvenile courts. Our criminal defense attorneys promise:
- They will provide personal attention to your case
- They will defend your case
- They will protect your rights
- They will keep you informed about your case every step of the way
Don’t wait. Contact Phillips Law Group and their Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense attorneys to discuss your situation.
The Phoenix, Arizona area criminal defense attorneys with Phillips Law Group know the importance of fighting a criminal complaint before charges are filed and the case goes to court. If you choose their criminal defense attorneys to represent you before charges are filed, they can provide you a pre-file investigation that can possibly influence the outcome of your situation in your favor.
What is a Pre-File Investigation?
If you have been contacted by a law enforcement agency but no charges have actually been filed and you retain the services of their criminal defense attorneys before you have been formally charged with a crime, they can provide you with a Pre-File Investigation. During a Pre-File Investigation, their criminal defense attorneys and support staff attempt to build your defense case and influence the prosecutor and law enforcement agency to view your situation in a light that is favorable to you.
What are the goals of a Pre-File Investigation?
The goals of a Pre-File Investigation are:
- Prevent filing of a criminal charge against you if possible
- If prevention isn’t possible, reduce charges from felony to a misdemeanor.
- Divert allegations into an informal resolution
- Ease clients concerns about the criminal case
- Keep clients apprised of their legal rights
- Assist with surrender and avoid arrest
How their criminal defense attorneys prevent charges from being filed:
- Bolster client’s credibility with prosecutors and law enforcement agencies through the use of:
- Private polygraph — if the results are favorable, then they will be shared
- Reference letters from community leaders, religious leaders, teachers, friends, etc.
- Attack complaint credibility of the victim using the following tools:
- Use other witnesses to question the reputation and truth of the victim
- Unsubstantiated allegations against others made by the victim
If you have been charged with a crime or interviewed in the connection with one, contact the Phoenix, Arizona criminal attorneys withPhillips Law Group today. The sooner you get them involved, the sooner they can help you.
Phillips Law Groupand Phillips Law Group, P.C. are separate independent law firms from other firms listed on this website. Phillips Law Group, P.C. handles only contingency fee cases. This includes automobile and vehicle accidents and all personal injury cases but we also handle medical malpractice, product liability, employment, wage and hour cases, Social Security disability and worker’s compensation cases. Phillips Law Group handles only Criminal and DUI cases, as well as consumer Bankruptcy and Debt Relief cases, and Immigration Law cases.
Free Case Evaluation
Your message has been sent
Thank you for your message, we will get back to you soon.
I want to thank attorneys Tim and Robert and the paralegal Bethany for all they had done on my case. They were all empathetic, knowledgeable and professional. All my questions were answered, emails returned in a timely matter, and promises fulfilled. I recommend Phillips Law Group if you need help with your injury case.
Jon Jamieson was amazing to work with . He came through with all of his promises.
I was recently served court documents that I was being sued from an accident that happened years ago. For someone who has never been through something like this and not familiar with the court lingo or where to even begin, it was very frustrating and stressful. I reached out to a family member who knew Tracy Laskos and the great reputation of Phillips Law Group and within the hours of the initial call for help, I had a direct number to Lead Attorney Nassar. Nassar heard my case and almost instantly put me at ease by explaining the process and how easy it was to handle. Nassar spoke to me like he was a friend, not like I was a client. I am so grateful to Tracy, Nasar and of course my cousin Stephanie for helping out and giving me the direction that I needed to get through this situation. I plan on referring my friends, family and patients that are in need of a personal injury Attorney to Phillips Law Group. Thank you!!
I didn’t know anything about the area, and Phillips Law Group just took care of everything. They helped made sure I knew where I was going, made sure I didn’t have to worry. They literally just took care of me.
I enjoy my work day here at Phillips Law Group and generally speaking I love my clients. Every day brings a new client or task to keep me on my toes. Administration keeps open communication and is hilarious most of the time! I love the way we celebrate FRIDAY, holidays and birthdays and how everything is so competitive. All in all I’m so fortunate to be here and I enjoy what I do.
If you are in need of legal support for a motor vehicle collision of any kind, I highly recommend going to Phillips Law Group Injury Lawyers. Sean Davis has exemplary knowledge and experience in this field, compassion for his clients, and excellent judgment and communication skills.
Great company and awesome service. Thanks Caroline fabos. Kudos to all.
Phillips Law Group is a company that has taught me so many things. Here your work, your dedication, effort and discipline are valued, in addition to the fact that, as a woman, as an immigrant and as a human being, I have been given value and empowerment. We are a successful law firm because all workers feel part of a great family. I am very proud and honored to work at Phillips Law Group.
I would have no hesitation at all recommending Phillips Law Group. In particular, Juan Roque has impressed me with his professionalism, his integrity and his heart for the community!
I’ve been working at Phillips Law Group for nearly four years and I can confidently say this is the best personal injury firm in Arizona to work for. The firm is the best for numerous reasons but to start, Phillips Law Group gives employees opportunities for promotions and growth. I started working within the settlement department, moved to a paralegal assistant and grew to be a pre-litigation paralegal with my own case load. Each attorney I have worked for is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to talk to. Secondly, I love how Phillips Law shows appreciation for employees. They host Friday Zoom Huddles giving out PTO, goodie bags, special shout outs, bonuses and gift cards. They also host extravagant holiday parties and fun contests during the Holidays! Lastly, the firm cares about giving back to the community, which is a trait I value as well. It’s rewarding to see a fast paced firm taking time out of their busy day to pay it forward. I would highly recommend working at Phillips Law Group!