Hire an Arizona Certified Criminal Defense Specialist

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Hire an Arizona Certified Criminal Defense Specialist

Under Arizona law, defendants against criminal charges are entitled to an effective legal defense by legal counsel. But how do you know that you have effective legal representation when you are charged with a crime in Arizona?

One way you can feel confident is if your criminal defense attorney is a Board Certified Legal Specialist in criminal law.

The Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, which is part of the State Bar of Arizona, establishes the requirements for who can be a Certified Legal Specialist in Arizona. The board identifies lawyers who have demonstrated superior knowledge, skill, integrity, professionalism, and competence in a specific area of law, to better serve the public.

What Does it Mean To Be a Certified Criminal Law Specialist?

Becoming a Certified Specialist in Arizona criminal law is not easy. Here are the requirements:

  • The attorney must have at least 7 years of practice experience.
  • The attorney must have represented clients in at least 10 felony jury trial trials, of which 5 involved a mandatory imposable sentence of 5 years or more.
  • The attorney must have stood before at least 15 evidentiary hearings involving substantial contested issues of law or fact.
  • The attorney must have represented clients in at least 5 appeals, petitions for post-conviction relief, petitions for habeas corpus relief, or motions to vacate or set aside a sentence.
  • The attorney must have substantial current involvement in criminal law during the 5 preceding years.
  • The attorney must demonstrate substantially complete knowledge of substantive law, rules of practice, procedure, evidence, and ethics pertaining to criminal law, and have a high degree of skill, thoroughness, preparation, effectiveness, professionalism, and judgment.
  • The attorney must provide satisfactory peer references.
  • The attorney must pass a formal written exam.

Certification as a specialist in Arizona criminal law is not permanent. Once certified, a criminal law specialist must recertify every 5 years.

Given these stringent requirements, you might think that few Arizona lawyers have taken the time and made the effort to achieve this level of specialization. And you would be right: The law firm of AZ Defenders is the only law firm in Central and Northern Arizona that has Certified Legal Specialists in criminal defense law.

We cannot say that attorneys who are not Arizona Criminal Law Specialists will not do their best to provide you with an effective legal defense. But if you have the chance to hire an AZ Defenders certified specialist, then why take the chance?

When the Stakes are High, Find a Specialist

At AZ Defenders, our criminal law defense attorneys represent people facing all kinds of criminal charges throughout all courts in Arizona. We assist those needing a criminal attorney when facing all criminal accusations, investigations, or charges. These charges range in seriousness, from misdemeanors to felonies, including drug charges, sex crimes, assault charges, DUI, property, theft, white collar, animal cruelty, and more.

As board-certified specialists in DUI and Criminal Defense, our attorneys have met rigorous standards set forth by the Arizona Bar NCDD and the Arizona Bar Board of Legal Specialization and will use this deep understanding of DUI and Criminal law to your advantage in court. With so much at stake, make sure you obtain the only law firm in Central and Northern Arizona with DUI and Criminal Law Specialists.

If you are charged with a crime, call AZ Defenders at 480-456-6400 or contact us online and speak with one of our specialists today.

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