Criminal cases are always serious, and the criminal justice system is intimidating. If you, your spouse or your child has been charged with a crime, even just a DUI or a misdemeanor, it can feel overwhelming. Who can you turn to? What’s going to happen?
Early intervention is critical to success in your case. If you or your family member is under investigation, recently charged or has already been to court, you can’t afford to wait to speak with an attorney. Choosing to meet with one of the criminal defense attorneys at Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC, may be one most important decisions you make in your life.
If you’ve been arrested, call our Gilbert or Queen Creek office for advice: (480) 503-9217
When you work with Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC, you can expect to be treated with respect, to have the criminal process explained to you so that you always know what to expect next and to work with a defense attorney who will zealously protect your rights against a wide range of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, including:
Felony offenses: We represent individuals charged with any serious crimes. Since these crimes are so serious and a conviction may result in a significant punishment, the need for an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you through the process is crucial to ensure that your rights are protected.
Traffic violations/ drunk driving charges : Don’t needlessly jeopardize your driver’s license. Hire an attorney to represent you in court or in motor vehicle department hearings on charges of speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence, insurance violations or driving with a suspended license. Arizona DUI laws are strict. You need a prompt and effective defense if you hope to save your license.
Drug charges: We represent people charged with misdemeanor and felony drug possession of any illegal substance, including prescription drug offenses.
Juvenile offenders: We represent young people charged with a variety of juvenile offenses, including underage drinking, truancy, property damage, theft of means of transportation, disorderly conduct and assault.
Domestic violence charges: We represent people charged with domestic violence, which is in addition to an underlying crime such as assault, criminal damage or disorderly conduct. These charges can impact your rights in a significant way, and you must have representation to protect those rights.
Shoplifting, theft, forgery, use of forgery devices, identity theft, fraud, or extortion: A shoplifting, theft, forgery or fraud conviction can result not only in a permanent scar on your record but, more importantly, can be an impediment to your entire future. No employer wants to hire someone who has a conviction for any of these types of crimes. It is important that you have effective representation to ensure that you do everything possible to avoid having yourself labeled in this way.
Even something as simple as using a pen to sign someone else’s name can get you charged with both forgery and use of a forgery device. The state of Arizona will see you only as a criminal and prosecute you accordingly; you need to be able to make sure Arizona sees you as a person and not just a case number, and the criminal defense attorneys at Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC, can assist you in this process.
Aggravated assault, sexual offenses, dangerous crimes against children, robbery, burglary, misconduct involving weapons and other serious felony crimes: There are certain types of felony offenses for which probation is not an option. If you are charged with a crime of this nature, you must seek representation immediately, as you are facing mandatory prison time.
You will be given a public defender, and although these attorneys know the system, many are overworked and may not have the time and resources necessary to properly defend your case. On the other hand, the county attorney and other prosecutorial entities have entire offices dedicated to prosecuting you to the fullest extent of the law. You need someone on your side who has the time, experience, resources and desire to ensure that you receive the most effective defense possible.
All other misdemeanors: We represent individuals charged with a variety of misdemeanor offenses including assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, trespass, theft and others.
If you are convicted, your life will change for the worse. Hire a lawyer to protect your rights and to give you the strongest defense possible. We also assist people with vacating judgments of guilt and restoration of civil rights after probation has been completed.