Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Phoenix & Surrounding Areas
If you have been arrested in Chandler or elsewhere in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, you have a big problem even if you are innocent. The Arizona criminal justice system is complex, brutal, and merciless unless you are very familiar with it. Don’t worry, because the Chandler criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Brandon White have been winning in this environment for a long time now.
Criminal Cases We Handle in Gilbert, AZ
We leave it up to our clients to decide whether we're the best criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix and we are confident because our track record speaks for itself. Here’s just a few of the different types of matters we have helped our clients with:
DUI means driving under the influence of intoxicants- typically alcohol. Although DUI is usually a misdemeanor, under certain circumstances, Arizona can charge you with felony DUI.
A car can get you into trouble in a multitude of ways. Vehicular crimes range from misdemeanor offenses such as endangerment of injury to serious felonies such as negligent homicide.
Criminal Traffic Violations
An individual traffic ticket is no big deal, but a series of them can put your driver’s license in jeopardy. Losing your license could lead to driving on a suspended license and further trouble.
Arizona treats violent crimes very seriously. Violent crimes include murder, assault, kidnapping, domestic violence, and similar offenses.
White Collar Crimes
White-collar crimes are non-violent crimes typically committed for financial motivations. Many white-collar crimes are computer crimes.
The penalties for theft vary greatly according to the financial value of the stolen items. In some cases, quibbling over the value of an item can make the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony.
Arizona can charge you with a property crime for anything from spraying graffiti onto a wall to burning down your own home for the insurance proceeds.
Conspiring to commit a crime can result in severe penalties, up to and including life in prison. It is easier to commit this offense than you might think.
Perjury is lying under oath. Under certain circumstances, it can result in years in prison. You don’t have to be in court to commit perjury.
Drug crimes range from simple possession of a small amount of a controlled substance for personal use to operating a meth lab in your basement. Penalties range from moderate to severe.
You can be convicted of a probation violation for activities as simple as associating with certain people, which would be perfectly legal if you weren’t on probation. The standard of proof is also lower.
Arizona adjudicates juvenile crimes using a completely different system than it does for adult crimes. This system is not always lenient.
Under Arizona criminal law, you can turn a relatively minor offense into a very serious offense by using a gun to commit it.
You commit the crime of solicitation when you try to get someone else to commit a crime. Penalties can be serious.
Failure to Appear
Failure to appear in court for one charge can get you charged with a second offense. In some cases, the penalty for failure to appear is harsher than the penalty for the original offense.
Offenses and Penalties in Arizona
Arizona maintains three classifications for its offenses — felonies, misdemeanors, and civil offenses or infractions.
Felonies are the most serious type of criminal offense. Arizona subdivides felonies into six different classes based on severity. Arizona law authorizes capital punishment.
Misdemeanors are lesser crimes such as petty theft and first-offense DUI. Arizona maintains three classifications for misdemeanors based on severity.
In Arizona, civil offenses are offenses that fall short of criminal offenses but still carry penalties. Most of these are traffic offenses such as speeding or running a stoplight.
We Consistently Take Cases to Trial And Win
Estate Planning | Client Testimonial
"My husband's cousin was very ill. He was only 56 y.o and that sparked a conversation "what if this happened to us?". We don't have a medical Power-of-Attorney in place. I had the paperwork on my desk waiting for us to meet with Brandon and my husband passed away. By the time I met with Brandon it was just me.
Traffic Ticket | Clients Testimonials
"So my situation was very serious. The day of the incident I had been diagnosed with the flu the day before and I was running a fever and wasn't feeling very well. And unfortunately I'd made a poor decision. I was accused of a DUI, but it got knocked down to reckless driving. When I first found out what I was accused of I was very scared.
ALTCS & Medicaid | Client Testimonial
"I moved my mom out here from Alabama a number of years ago and she kept falling. We took her in the home and wanted her to be with us as long as it was safe. She kept falling in our house, so I got her in the assisted living home. The day that we did that I began to work with ALTEC to try to get them to take over her payments.
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If you believe you deserve the best criminal defense lawyer in Phoenix, contact the Law Office of Brandon White for a confidential, no-obligation consultation.
Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorneys in Chandler, AZ
Whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor in Phoenix, Arizona, it is crucial that you secure an experienced criminal defense attorney to handle your defense. Experienced attorneys are well-versed in how the criminal process works, and they can help you during all legal proceedings.
Remember — never answer questions without your lawyer present. When investigators question you without your lawyer present, you might unintentionally incriminate yourself and thereby damage your case.
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Why Work With the Law Offices of Brandon White, P.C.?
Our firm was founded by former Arizona State Trooper Brandon White, and we know how the Arizona criminal justice system works. We will fight tirelessly to defend your rights.
Decades of Experience
Our lawyers enjoy many decades of combined experience with criminal defense. Whatever happens in your case, we’ve seen it many times before.
Aggressive and Personalized Defense Strategies
Every case is different, and every client has different concerns. We will create a tailor-made defense for you based on the unique facts of your case.
The Law Office of Brandon White has won dismissals, acquittals, and favorable plea bargains for a multitude of clients.
I just had a telephone consultation with Mr. White and he took the time to explain to me every option I had to resolve a photo radar ticket I recieved in Mesa. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice. Thanks again Brandon, I appreciate the honesty and clear communication we had.
The whole staff at Brandon White is to be commended……They were thorough with my Traffic Case and kept in touch , communicating the possible outcomes and strategies. I would recommend them to anyone that needs legal help in a Traffic Civil or Criminal situation.
Brandon reached out to me without expectations or any obligation to help with an issue I had. I appreciate the genuine kindness. Good stuff.
The team of Brandon White is a wonderful team. They help my husband a lot and solve all the problems about the traffice case. Every member is so nice and patient. Our English are not good . They explain everything for us and send emails to tell us in detail. I really, really appreciate them and the price is cheap and fine. And no more other fees. Thank you very much!
I’m Extremely satisfied with Brandon white and his team I’m from California and got a traffic ticket in Arizona they took care of everything and were able to get my ticket dismissed Great people and very helpful.
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Do I need a lawyer if I’m innocent?
Yes, you absolutely need a lawyer, even if you are innocent. The criminal justice system has many ways of trapping innocent people into a conviction or intimidating them into making unwise plea bargains.
Can the police conduct a search without a warrant?
Yes, they can, under certain circumstances. The general rule is that they need a warrant, but there are many exceptions. The police can search you in the incident of a lawful arrest, for example.
What should I do if I am accused of a crime?
Get a lawyer immediately. Invoke your right to remain silent and tell the police that you will not answer any questions without your lawyer present, even if the police have not yet arrested you. Stay off social media!