Criminal investigations and charges can throw your life into a tailspin. Not only are police investigations disruptive and stigmatizing, but if you're convicted of a crime in Northern Arizona, you could face significant consequences. Depending on the severity and circumstances of the crime, these could include prison or jail time; fines and fees; probation; loss of employment; loss of gun rights; suspension of driving privileges; deportation for non-citizens; and other penalties.
Don't underestimate the seriousness of your situation. These high-stakes cases demand skilled legal representation. Fortunately, that's exactly what we provide at Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC. Our top-rated, award-winning Flagstaff criminal defense attorneys have resolved cases for thousands of Northern Arizona clients—and we may be able to do the same for you.
Flagstaff Criminal Lawyers Here to Help in Life's Most Difficult Moments
Our firm handles a broad range of criminal law matters. We vigorously defend clients against all misdemeanor and felony charges, including those involving:
- DUI or DWI
- Traffic crimes
- Drug offenses
- Disorderly conduct
- Sex offenses
- Child abuse
- Theft and shoplifting
- Domestic violence
- Murder and homicide
- And other offenses
We can also help with issues related to:
Additionally, if you've already been convicted of a crime, our team of legal experts can step in to help you appeal both the conviction and your sentence. However, you have a very limited time to file an appeal in a criminal case, which is why it's important to contact us as soon as possible. We can also assist with post-conviction relief.
Understanding the Value of Pre-Charge Legal Representation
If you've been accused of a crime and are being investigated by the police, you don't have to wait until you're arrested or charged to hire an attorney. In fact, the sooner you hire an attorney to represent you, the better, as early intervention by your legal counsel can dramatically affect what happens next.
Hiring us prior to being charged gives us the opportunity to contact the prosecutor to share positive information and tell your side of the story—before any consequential decisions are made. This can be hugely beneficial, potentially resulting in less serious charges or, in some cases, no charges at all. If charges are inevitable, we can seek a pre-indictment deal on your behalf, work to prevent the seizure of assets, help you surrender yourself to the police instead of being arrested, arrange for bail or bond release so you can better assist in your own defense, and try to get the matter moved to a more therapeutic, treatment-oriented Recovery, Veterans, or Mental Health Court.
Flagstaff Criminal Defense Attorneys with Extensive Experience, Proven Results
Experience matters. When you find yourself at the center of an Arizona criminal case, you need an attorney who knows the state's criminal statutes inside and out, and has both negotiations and courtroom experience.
Our expert Flagstaff criminal defense team includes a 40-year veteran criminal defense attorney, an adept former felony prosecutor, and a well-respected litigator. Not only have we successfully resolved thousands of cases, but we can show you the real results of our hard work, which include dismissals and complete acquittals in major felony cases.
Strong Community Connections in Northern Arizona
When facing criminal charges, you might be tempted to hire a big-city lawyer to represent you. Unfortunately, this isn't as advantageous as you might imagine. Not having an established professional relationship with local prosecutors, lawyers, judges, and insurance adjusters can put an out-of-town attorney at a serious disadvantage—not to mention that your defense will cost more since you'll be paying their travel expenses.
Fortunately, you don't have to go out of the area to find a top-notch attorney to help your defense. Flagstaff is our home—and you can benefit from our strong professional connections and extensive knowledge of local rules.
Take Advantage of a Free, In-Depth Consultation with Our Flagstaff Criminal Lawyers
Talk to a highly-experienced criminal defense attorney about your case without cost or obligation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a complimentary consultation.