Surprise, AZ is one of the north-western suburbs of Phoenix and enjoys easy access to both the Phonix metro area, as well as north to Prescott Valley, Sedona, and Flagstaff, just a few hours away. Drinks with friends, a last-second poor decision, or a contentious separation can lead to a variety of charges that require a lawyer to help you navigate the complicated legal system.
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Surprise, AZ Criminal Defense Lawyers Near You
Our criminal defense attorneys in and around Surprise and throughout the West Valley are extremely familiar with the Maricopa County court system and are positioned to help you find an expert, compassionate and thorough defense for a variety of criminal charges you may face in the area. No matter what criminal charges you’re facing, we are here to help guide you through the process to ensure the best possible outcome for your unique situation. Our expert Arizona defense lawyers have decades of experience and are here to ensure your rights are protected throughout the duration of your case and beyond.
We understand that facing Arizona criminal charges on your own is extremely difficult and stressful. Let our experienced criminal defense attorneys help you with your case. As experts in Arizona DUI charges, drug crime charges, and more, our lawyers can provide the legal expertise you need to maximize your chances at the best outcome for your case. Call us today at 623-500-6067 or fill out our online contact form below to get in touch with us today.
Everything Can Change in a Moment
No matter how good life was a year ago, even a week ago, things can get off track really fast. Sometimes the worst happens. Know when to immediately seek legal advice from an attorney and former prosecutor with Stewart Law Group. Talk to someone who has handled many of these cases for other clients. Get answers. Discuss a viable legal defense strategy. Know that you will be treated with respect and dignity, whatever the criminal allegations. The right defense strategy can get you to a far better place than where you were when things went wrong.
A long-standing pattern of bad choices can be hard to break. As is drinking and driving for many repeat offenders. A snap decision can harm another person or cause damage, even if completely unintentional. Mistakes are made.
Even when you believe you did everything the right way, by the book, allegations of wrongdoing or accusations of substandard professional care can still mean criminal or pseudo-criminal proceedings. With the former, the prosecutor may file criminal charges to which you must appear in court or face re-arrest. With the latter, expect the licensing board to take action on a complaint against your professional license. This quickly puts your livelihood at risk, leaving you no alternative but to defend your license and right to practice in your chosen field. Consult a professional license defense attorney who knows the complaint process and who appreciates the risks to your lifestyle and financial future, not to mention your sense of self-worth as a practitioner. We can help.
Things can become complicated quickly. When some unexpected event causes your life to spiral out of control or threatens your very freedom, it is time to meet with a highly-rated criminal defense attorney with Stewart Law Group.
Our Surprise Criminal Defense Team Is Right Next Door
You need to be represented in all court proceedings by an attorney who will launch an aggressive defense to fight charges of DUI, assault, vehicle theft, drug possession, resisting arrest, probation violation, and other alleged state or federal crimes. If appealing a conviction or sentencing, or in seeking expungement or conviction set aside, then we can assist with that as well. We offer a Free Case Evaluation. That is a great place to start defending your rights.
We Can Defend Your Professional License
To protect your livelihood, you need to hire a professional licensed defense attorney in Surprise. When a client or patient files a complaint against you, as a licensed professional, accountant, engineer, insurance agent, broker, real estate agent, or other, do not brush it off. If you work in the healthcare field, then you need to respond swiftly to protect your medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, physical therapist, physician assistant, or respiratory care licensure. We also represent licensed daycare providers against complaints before the Arizona Department of Health Services. We are fully prepared to assist with your defense from the very heart of Surprise.
Call 623-263-1000 and schedule an appointment at our Surprise office location. We are at 15331 W. Bell Road, Suite #212 – on the south side of Bell Road, just east of N. Reems Road and west of N. Bullard Avenue. You can’t miss it!
Court Jurisdiction in Surprise and Maricopa County
If your case involves a DUI or other criminal misdemeanor charge, then the Surprise City Court or the Superior Court of Maricopa County may have jurisdiction to try the case. The Surprise City Court has jurisdiction over minor civil traffic violations along with certain misdemeanor cases occurring within the city limits. Because most DUIs are Class 1 misdemeanors, the city prosecutor may file charges with proceedings in Surprise City Court. The municipal court can enter an order of protection (OP) to restrain someone from committing domestic violence as well as an injunction against harassment (IAH). We defend clients accused of violating such protective orders in any Arizona court.
Understand that the Superior Court has original jurisdiction over misdemeanor crimes arising out of acts occurring anywhere in Maricopa County, including Surprise, with the county prosecutor filing charges. An attorney with Stewart Law Group will explain the court proceedings, whether in city court, Superior Court, or federal court.
Criminal Defense FAQs
What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
A crime falls under two classifications, felony or misdemeanor. Misdemeanors are more considered lesser crimes and include offenses like petty theft, DUI, domestic violence, or being a public nuisance. Felonies on the other hand are serious crimes such as murder, assault & battery, grand theft, and more.
What happens to a person after being arrested and put in jail?
When a person is arrested in Arizona they will then appear before a Judge or Judge Magistrate within 24 hours of the arrest. It is important to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer near you to help you handle your arraignment, enter your plea, and guide you through the next steps of posting bond, and preparing for a future court appearance.
Do I need to hire a criminal defense attorney?
Arizona has particularly tough criminal laws. An experienced Arizona attorney in your area knows the ins and outs of these laws. They will work to defend your rights, work with the justice system with your best interests in mind, and apply the strongest defense strategies to your case. If you are facing criminal charges of any kind it is best to reach out to a criminal defense attorney near you.
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