Criminal Defense

You face the limitless influence and resources the government can use against you. Contrary to public opinion, appeals and post-conviction relief are usually inadequate to “fix” an injustice. Criminal defense is simply one of those things that must be done right the first time.

My approach to criminal defense is based upon a recognition of one essential fact – NOTHING is more important in your life than defending your criminal case – protecting your reputation, your assets and your freedom. When your freedom is at stake, you simply must have an attorney that will commit totally to your defense. I will vigorously assert and defend your rights. We have an outstanding reputation built on years of experience. I am the only attorney at my law firm, and I am backed by a strong staff and a network of experts. You will never be handed off to an associate or junior attorney at my office; you will have my personal attention from your first consultation all the way through to the resolution of your case. We have handled thousands of state and federal courts.

Professional Experience

I have tried numerous high profile cases in my career. In 1994, I was selected as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. That organization selects a handful of lawyers throughout the entire United States to be honored for unusual accomplishments. I am extremely proud of that award, and am one of only two criminal defense attorneys in Tucson to have received it.

Previous Cases

Recommended Reading

I invite you to read my blog. In my blog, I discuss various topics, including:

  • How to find a lawyer
  • Attorney fees
  • Your right to remain silent
  • Navigating the jail/prison systems
  • Talking to someone who is incarcerated
  • Alcoholism/substance abuse issues
  • Science in the criminal justice system
  • Polygraphs
  • Taking notes during a criminal investigation
  • Public records issues in Arizona
  • More, and more to come.