Skilled and Aggressive Mesa Criminal Defense Lawyer
When facing criminal charges, it’s absolutely critical that you take the necessary steps to defend yourself from a team of investigators and prosecutors that are intent on securing a conviction against you. At the Workman Law Group, we have dedicated our legal careers to defending individuals charged with crimes in Arizona. It’s important for you to understand that your actions are under close scrutiny and hiring the right Mesa criminal defense lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
When seeking legal representation, it’s important to select someone with extensive courtroom experience. As a former prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Ms. Laurel A. Workman has an edge over other attorneys because she knows the system from both sides of the fence. With 15 years experience in criminal law, both Benjamin Workman and Laurel A. Workman know how to defend clients against simple misdemeanor to serious federal charges in the Arizona courts.
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Mesa, Arizona
Due to Arizona’s expansive Mexican border, the state sees a significant amount of drug traffic. As a result, local and state authorities are engulfed in a never ending war on drugs, thereby investing a significant amount of resources in prosecuting those accused of drug crimes. We handle drug possession cases including possession of marijuana, and we also defend those who have been accused of drug sales and other drug-related crimes.
You can be arrested and convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and drugs, both lawfully prescribed medications and illegal street drugs, or a combination of the two. A conviction for a first time DUI my result in a 90 day license suspension, mandatory completion of an alcohol and/or drug treatment program and more. A conviction for DUI (felony or misdemeanor) means a permanent criminal record and skyrocketing insurance premiums. When the driver has multiple DUIs or if they caused bodily injury or death, then they face enhanced administrative and criminal penalties. There are effective defenses for DUI charges and any one or more of them may apply in your DUI case.
Internet crimes are crimes committed by means of the computer and/or internet. Often times these types of crimes are considered federal crimes because they cross state lines. Examples of internet crimes include: sex crimes, distributing child pornography, as well as various theft and white collar crimes. Since these cases are highly complex, we conduct our own meticulous investigation into the matter, all the while cross-examining any evidence presented by the prosecution. We will search for any potential errors or flaws in the prosecution’s case that may exonerate you.
Our firm represents those individuals that have been accused of various sex crimes in Arizona. Although sex crimes typically involve nonconsensual sexual touching or contact, they can also involve consensual sex with a minor, sexual acts in public, indecent exposure of one’s sexual organs, prostitution and solicitation among others. The most serious sex crimes involve incarceration and mandatory sex offender registration, which will destroy a person’s reputation and make everyday living exceedingly difficult to bear. We are aware of the fact that innocent people are falsely accused of sex crimes all the time, and we are deeply committed to handling your case discreetly with the utmost respect for your legal rights, as well as your privacy.
Theft crimes vary widely, they can involve stealing an item of little value from a retail establishment to auto theft, burglary and robbery. How they are prosecuted depends upon a variety of factors including the value of the item stolen, your criminal record (if any), and whether or not a weapon was used in the commission of the crime. Whenever a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of a crime, the penalties are automatically enhanced for the accused. We understand the implications of a misdemeanor or felony conviction on you and your family; therefore, we are committed to reducing your charges and penalties wherever possible.
Traffic offenses are more than just tickets, they mean points on your record and increased insurance premiums. Once you pay your traffic ticket, you are essentially admitting guilt and thus accepting the penalties associated with the traffic violation. Not only do tickets inch you closer to a suspended license, but they can cost you thousands of dollars in increased auto insurance rates over time. Whether you have been arrested for DUI or if you have received another speeding ticket, we can help challenge your ticket, potentially saving these charges from going on your driving record.
Felony Crimes in Arizona
Violent crimes can involve assault, battery, and domestic violence, to serious cases of manslaughter and murder. If you’ve been accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney now more than ever before. When you are facing incarceration, high fines, and community service and much more, you must take the necessary steps to defend yourself from such charges. Often times people act out of self defense and this must be explained to the prosecution by a skilled and aggressive defense attorney from our firm.
We also handle white collar crimes, these are nonviolent crimes that are financially motivated. They include: credit card fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, bank fraud, mortgage fraud and various other forms of fraud, all of which can carry hefty fines and penalties upon conviction. If you have been accused of a crime in Mesa or the surrounding areas, we urge you to contact a criminal defense attorney from our firm at once for superior criminal defense representation.