Mesa Criminal Defense Lawyers

 Mesa criminal defense lawyers

The Mesa criminal defense lawyers at Lerner and Rowe Law Group have a history of  protecting the rights of their clients. After all, our attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience. In that time, we have been able to build successful cases for dozens of clients, helping to reduce or completely eliminate their charges and subsequent sentences. 

In fact, for the last eight years in a row, the Lerner and Rowe Law Group has been voted best criminal defense and DUI firm in a local magazine’s independent readers’ poll.

If you need assistance following a criminal charge, look no further than a criminal defense lawyer from our Mesa office. Call to set up your free consultation at any time of the day or night, even on weekends and holidays. Our number is 602-667-7777.

12+ Categories of Crimes in Arizona

Criminal charges of all types happen daily in Arizona ranging from misdemeanor to felony charges. At Lerner and Rowe Law Group, our criminal defense attorneys are experienced at representing people accused and/or convicted of the following: 

For over a decade, the Lerner and Rowe Law Group has represented thousands of people charged with a variety of criminal or DUI offenses. Moreover, we provide affordable payment plans so that we can meet you on your financial terms while you face this difficult time. 

Note: We also help with bankruptcy, and offer $0 down to get started.

What Happens After an Arrest in Arizona?

After an arrest in Arizona, the police should inform you of your Miranda rights prior to a custodial interrogation. In the reading of these rights, you will be told that you have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. That’s our first suggestion- remain polite, but also remain silent. 

Then, request a Mesa criminal lawyer from Lerner and Rowe Law Group. Your lawyer will listen to you and learn what happened. Because of our years of expertise, we will understand how the law plays into the events that led up to your arrest. We will explain all this to you and help you grasp what information is helpful to your case. Then, we will get to work building your defense so that whatever you are charged with may be lessened or eliminated.

How Can a Felony Affect Your Life?

A felony, or any criminal charge, can affect your life in many ways. For example, you may:

  • Lose important relationships
  • Have a difficult time finding and/or holding a job
  • Not be able to get a job in a certain field
  • Lose certain housing options
  • Have your basic human rights taken away; like your right to gun ownership or the right to vote
  • Lose custody of your children, or have the charge count against you in an upcoming divorce

This is just the tip of the iceberg–and just a few reasons why it’s so important to employ a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. By defending your rights, you may be able to avoid some of these consequences.

How Does an Attorney Defend Your Criminal Charges?

There are a number of steps your criminal defense lawyer will take as they follow along through your criminal defense process with you. 

  1. They will attend your arraignment. This is when you officially learn the charges you face, and plead either guilty or not guilty. Your defense attorney will advise you on what to say and what not to say.
  2. Your attorney continues to investigate your case. This phase is known as the discovery. Whatever is found during discovery will be used to strengthen your defense.
  3. We will then help you navigate plea deals and other negotiations.
  4. Your attorney will help vet the jury for your case.
  5. You will attend a preliminary hearing with your attorney. 
  6. A grand jury indictment may occur next. If not, there is another level of negotiations known as the pretrial conference. 
  7. Finally, your case is taken in front of a jury. Your attorney will argue your case, using all their expertise to defend your rights. This trial will include the presentation of evidence and examination of witnesses.
  8. If needed, your attorney will file a Notice of Appeal post trial.

Find a Focused Mesa Criminal Defense Lawyer

You may have heard of our other law firms, but Lerner and Rowe Law Group has a separate team of professionals who exclusively handle criminal defense and DUI cases.

Furthermore, we are a completely separate boutique law firm. So, you can rest assured that your attorney has exponential experience handling criminal defense cases just like yours. 

Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Mesa at Lerner and Rowe Law Group

Our criminal defense lawyers have been serving clients in the Mesa area–and all over Arizona–for over 10 years. So, don’t wait to get the representation you need to possibly reduce or dismiss your charges. Call 602-667-7777 today.