Tempe Criminal Defense Lawyer

Have you recently been arrested for a crime?

If you or someone you care about has recently been arrested for a crime in Tempe or the surrounding areas, then what you do here in now can change the course of your future. Hiring a skilled Tempe criminal defense attorney is vital if you want to overcome the charges against you. Instead of being just another criminal case in a revolving door of cases for a public defender, at the Workman Law Group, you will have a team with a former prosecutor from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office working zealously to defend you in court. Having a caring and aggressive law firm by your side can have a significant impact in the outcome of your criminal case, and we are here to fight tooth and nail to reduce if not eliminate the consequence that you are currently up against.

Our firm has over 15 years experience in the field of criminal defense, and as members of the Maricopa County Bar and the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, we have the qualifications you are looking for in a knowledgeable and result driven criminal defense law firm. We are honored to have defended clients in the full range of misdemeanor and felony crimes in both state and federal courts. We can handle cases involving minor traffic offenses ranging from speeding tickets to first time DUIs, to multiple DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

Considering the consistent amount of drug traffic Arizona experiences because of the vast Mexican border, we frequently handle drug crime charges including those for possession of marijuana and possession of other drugs including: LSD, cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy among others. We can also defend clients facing charges for drug sales and other drug-related crimes.

Tempe Criminal Defense Attorney

With internet crimes, the computer and/or the internet are used as vehicles to commit otherwise illegal acts. Internet crimes can involve various sex crimes such as child pornography, or they can involve theft crimes, as well as various types of white collar crimes. Many internet crimes cross state lines, in effect categorizing them as federal crimes. In cases such as these, federal agencies such as the FBI may be involved in investigating and securing a conviction against you. With over 15 years experience in the federal courts, we are well qualified to defend you against state or federal charges in Arizona.

Theft crimes involve any type of stolen property, whether it involves shoplifting, embezzling funds, stealing a car or burglarizing someone’s home. The penalties for theft crimes vary widely depending upon the value of the property stolen, your criminal record (if any) and whether or not you used a weapon to commit the crime. You could be facing misdemeanor or felony charges, incarceration and hefty monetary fines. What’s more, once you have a conviction for a theft crime, it makes it exceedingly difficult to obtain employment, especially in industries where any kind of handling cash or financial transactions is involved.

With a violent crime, the suspect either uses threats of violence against another person, or they use actual violence to commit a crime. Violence can be either a means to an end as in robbery, or it can be the crime itself as in murder. Violent crimes include: assault, battery, domestic violence, manslaughter and murder to name a few. Penalties may include jail or prison sentencing, probation or parole, community service, hefty fines and a permanent criminal record. With violent crimes, often times there are no other witnesses to the crime in question and it’s strictly your word against the word of your alleged victim. We will conduct a thorough investigation of our own into the crime in question and cross-examine the person accusing you of committing an act of violence against them.

White collar crimes are nonviolent crimes that are financially motivated. They can involve identity theft, check fraud and counterfeiting. They are also crimes frequently committed by “white collar” professionals who stand to profit from financial schemes such as mortgage fraud, investor fraud, embezzlement, insurance fraud and many others. Although such crimes don’t physically harm anyone, they can cause consumers and investors to lose thousands, if not millions of dollars. The penalties for white collar crimes can be extensive, and they can involve prison, victim restitution, hefty monetary fines, and not to mention a destroyed reputation and career. If you have been caught up in an investigation for any white collar crime, we urge you to contact our firm as soon as possible. It’s not uncommon for innocent employees to become the scapegoat for the immoral and dishonest actions of their unscrupulous employers.

Sex crimes cover a broad range of offenses including: sexual assault, rape, indecent exposure, spousal rape, child rape, prostitution, solicitation, and many more. In cases involving violence, rape and sexual battery, the perpetrator may be required to register in the lifetime sex offender registry. Sex offender registration can destroy relationships, one’s reputation and their career, making it impossible to escape the stigma associated with sex offender registration. We know how many allegations of rape or molestation are false and we are here to defend you throughout the criminal process.

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If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges in Tempe or the surrounding areas, we urge you to schedule a confidential consultation with a criminal defense attorney from the Workman Law Group. The sooner you get an attorney from our firm on board, the sooner we can begin tailoring a powerful defense strategy on your behalf. Once you hire a criminal defense attorney from the Workman Law Group, you can breathe easier knowing that your case is in the hands of someone you can trust.

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