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Scottsdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

Charged with a Serious Crime in Chandler or Anywhere in the East Valley? Contact us today.


Reasons To Choose Our Firm

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Academy of Jurisprudence: Premier 100 in 2016
The Global Directory of "Who's Who" Top Lawyer in 2016
Named Premier 100 Trial Attorney by AATL in 2015
AICLA 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award in 2015
AICLA 10 Best Law Firms Client Satisfaction Award in 2015
Attentive, 24/7 Customized Defense
Affordable Fees & No-Cost Consultations
Former Assistant District Attorney & County Prosecutor

If you have been charged with a serious crime in Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Fountain Hills, or anywhere in the Maricopa County area, you need to retain skilled legal representation. At Sonoran Law Group, our founding Scottsdale criminal defense attorney understands the various laws pertaining to serious criminal matters and he utilizes his experience as a former prosecutor to build a strong defense on your behalf.

Combatting Serious Criminal Charges

We understand how the other side approaches a case and which tactics they may use. Our goal is to help you walk away from this situation in the most favorable manner possible. As Scottsdale criminal defense attorneys, we are prepared to challenge your charges, ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.

Our firm can handle cases involving:



The penalties for each type of crime will vary, depending on whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony. According to Arizona State Legislature, most misdemeanor crimes can involve up to six months in jail and steep fines. A felony could lead to a sentence in state prison for at least one year, if not more.

Under ARS §§ 13-707, 13-802, the penalties for a misdemeanor include:

  • Class 1 misdemeanor: up to 6 months in prison; fines of no more than $2,500
  • Class 2 misdemeanor: 4 months in prison, fines of no more than $750
  • Class 3 misdemeanor: 30 days in jail, fines of no more than $500

According to ARS §§, 13-701, the penalties for a felony conviction include:

  • Class 1 felony: 25 years to life imprisonment, with a potential for the death penalty
  • Class 2 felony: max. 12.5 years in prison, 7 years of probation, $150,000 in fines
  • Class 3 felony: max. 8.75 years in prison, 5 years of probation, $150,000 in fines
  • Class 4 felony: max. 3.75 years in prison, 4 years of probation, $150,000 in fines
  • Class 5 felony: max. 2.5 years in prison, 3 years of probation, $150,000 in fines
  • Class 6 felony: max. 2 years in prison, 3 years of probation, $150,000 in fines

We know that being charged with a crime can be a stressful and frustrating experience. If you are facing criminal charges, it is imperative that you seek legal representation as quickly as possible. The sooner you contact us, the sooner you can have our team craft a strategic defense to work in your favor.


Call (480) 477-8040 today for your free case evaluation.


Serving Ahwatukee, Chandler, Tempe, and More

Backed by nearly 20 years of experience in the field, our team always works to provide the strongest possible defense so you can rise above adversity. We know that this is a difficult time and you may be unsure of what is going to happen next or where you should turn. Our goal is to make sure you feel confident in our team and allow you the opportunity to have all your concerns addressed in a timely and effective matter. Our founder is a former, award-winning Biochemist who uses this analytical skill to help gather all scientific matters of each case. Due to our legal ability and history of success, we have been recognized and awarded numerous times.

Call (480) 477-8040 Today to Begin

With so much on the line and your future at risk, you deserve to have representation from an experienced, compassionate, and skilled advocate. Allow our Scottsdale criminal defense lawyers to be the rock on which you lean. We can guide you through the entire case so that you are well aware of your rights and options and you can make informed decisions that matter. Sonoran Law Group has represented countless clients before and we can help you too.


Contact Sonoran Law Group at (480) 477-8040 today.