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What a Scottsdale Criminal Lawyer Can Do For You

We’re here for you when you face criminal charges in Gilbert. We would put all of our experience and resources to work for you. Learn more here.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is bright, hard-working, and well-versed in criminal law. His legal writing is superb, and his commitment to his clients is outstanding. He will fight for you and offer you the best defense possible. Additionally, he is a pleasure to work with. I fully endorse this lawyer.”


J.S.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“I hired Zachary after I found myself charged with a felony. He put me at ease right away and during the whole process he explained each step to where I understood everything and was always available for any questions I had. ”


S.N.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Zachary is a brilliant attorney, I highly recommend his company to resolve any legal/criminal matter satisfactorily. He still continue to work on my case to tie some loose ends. He is intelligent , prompt and a problem solver. I thank him a million times to protect my dignity and reputation.”


D.G.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Divelbiss in the past and know him to be a hard working professional. His attention to detail and care for his clients set him apart from the rest!”


Joshua Black, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is a hard worker and will advocate for his clients with an attention to detail that you don’t see very often these days.”


Brandon White, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is bright, hard-working, and well-versed in criminal law. His legal writing is superb, and his commitment to his clients is outstanding. He will fight for you and offer you the best defense possible. Additionally, he is a pleasure to work with. I fully endorse this lawyer.”


Josephine Hallam, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Mr. Divelbiss and I worked in the same office, although we were at different law firms. He was eager to learn and developed a reputation for honesty and zealous advocacy.”


Kristopher Califano, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Mr. Divelbiss is a GREAT attorney, very honest and reliable. He takes his times with every client and answers all questions and concerns. Is been a pleasure working with Mr. Divelbiss and he serves his clients very well!”


Allen Hsu, Attorney

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Your Scottsdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

 

Scottsdale law enforcement – as well as Arizona’s overall – is renowned for its strictness in enforcing Arizona’s harsh laws and penalties. The difficult consequences of breaking the law in AZ make it a good idea to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney if you are charged with a criminal offense.

As your criminal defense lawyer in Scottsdale, the team at Future First Criminal Law will investigate all angles of your case and assemble a tailor-made defense for you. We fight for each and every one of our clients to get the best possible outcome.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is a hard worker and will advocate for his clients with an attention to detail that you don’t see very often these days.”


Brandon White, Attorney

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Our mission is to help keep good people out of jail by balancing the criminal justice playing field so that each of our clients has a fighting chance to achieve realistic outcomes for their individual legal situations.

What Does a Scottsdale Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

 

The Arizona criminal justice system deals with the enforcement of laws within the state, including the punishment of persons who are convicted of crimes.

The role of criminal defense lawyers is to represent people accused of crimes and defend them in court. Assuring fair treatment in the criminal justice system is their goal. Lawyers will gather as much information as possible about their clients’ cases in order to develop a strong defense strategy.

They defend people charged with all criminal offenses, including drug crimes, DUIs, domestic violence, and other felony and misdemeanor crimes.

What Does a Scottsdale Criminal Defense Lawyer Do

How Can a Criminal Lawyer Help Me?

 

There are 7 ways a criminal defense attorney can help you when they take your case. These are:

  • Investigating the charges against you
  • Scrutinizing the officers’ conduct
  • Standing between you and the government
  • Developing a theory of defense
  • Representing you at court and trial
  • Helping you make the big decisions required of a criminal defendant
  • Communicating with you and your family

Time is of the essence in criminal cases, so you may want to hire a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. However regardless of what stage of the process you are in – whether you are under investigation, on trial, or have been charged, – we are here to help with your criminal case.

Future First Criminal Law has represented clients charged with criminal offenses in Scottsdale for years. Contact us today for a free initial consultation on your criminal case, and we will do our best to help. 

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Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Scottsdale

 

Given that conviction could result in a permanent criminal record, it is important to get experienced legal representation. 

As you look for an experienced Scottsdale defense lawyer that you can trust, consider the following attributes: 

  1. Excellent communication and personalized service – Exceptional criminal defense lawyers take their cases seriously and give all of their clients personalized attention. They provide real-time updates on the case to give their clients peace of mind.
  2. Transparency about fees – The right criminal defense attorney for you will make it clear what to expect as far as costs and payment timing and methods so that you know what to expect going forward.
  3. Honesty and integrity – Trustworthy criminal defense attorneys will not give guarantees of success. Rather, they give honest feedback about your prospects. They will also debunk myths about the criminal system.
  4. Experience – The best criminal defense attorney for your case will have experience in cases similar to yours so that they can put that knowledge to use in fighting for you.
  5. Confidential and free initial consultations – Future First Criminal Law provides a free initial consultation to meet you, learn a bit about your case, and answer any questions you may have.

Our qualified and top-rated defense lawyers are dedicated to helping protect our clients’ rights in Scottsdale, Arizona.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

Allen Hsu, Attorney

“Mr. Divelbiss is a GREAT attorney, very honest and reliable. He takes his times with every client and answers all questions and concerns. It has been a pleasure working with Mr. Divelbiss and he serves his clients very well!”

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Working with a Criminal Attorney in Scottsdale

 

Misdemeanor and felony convictions in Scottsdale, AZ can carry severe long-term consequences. Since such a conviction usually stays on your record permanently, working with a criminal defense attorney who will protect your rights is critical.

At Future First Criminal Law, we have a track record of success in fighting for our clients. Our Scottsdale criminal lawyers have years of experience working on a variety of criminal and DUI cases, from complex felony cases to misdemeanors.

We may be able to help with your case. Contact us for your free initial consultation if you or a loved one is arrested.

Working with a Criminal Attorney in Scottsdale

Areas Served

2999 N. 44th St. Suite 307, Phoenix, AZ 85018

8650 N. 35th Ave. Suite 110, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Areas Served

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2999 N. 44th St. Suite 307, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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8650 N. 35th Ave. Suite 110, Phoenix, AZ 85018

We do not handle cases outside of our listed service areas but we can refer them to our trusted colleagues who do handle those out of Maricopa County areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’M INNOCENT! CAN YOU GET MY CASE DISMISSED?

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IF THE ALLEGED VICTIM DOES NOT WANT TO PRESS CHARGES, WILL THE CHARGES BE DROPPED?

Depending on the nature of the crime, even though a victim may withdraw from pressing charges, law enforcement (police and prosecutors) can still proceed with the charges if they choose to do so. This is very common in DUI situations and shoplifting but can happen with any crime.

WILL I HAVE TO GO TO TRIAL?

Ideally no, but it’s not always avoidable. Once your case goes to trial, your verdict will be determined; by the jury. A criminal defense attorney’s #1 goal is to resolve your case before it ever goes to trial to have the best chances of a favorable outcome. If your case does go to trial, we’ll be there to defend you.

IF I AM OFFERED A PLEA DEAL, SHOULD I TAKE IT?

Accepting a plea deal can help get a reduced charge, like having a felony reduced to a misdemeanor. That can have a massive impact on an individual trying to retain their professional license or protect their career prospects. But taking the plea deal isn’t always in your best interests — It’s the same as admitting guilt to a crime. This limits your lawyers’ ability to enforce your civil rights and get you the MOST favorable outcome possible (which could be getting your charges dropped).

DO I REALLY NEED A LAWYER IF I INTEND TO PLEAD GUILTY?

Although a lawyer can’t control whether you plead guilty or not guilty, they can provide you with the legal knowledge you need to make an informed decision. A lawyer will ensure your rights are protected, work with the courts to get you a reduced charge, a make sure you understand the process and the future implications of a guilty plea.

WHAT DOES GUILTY “BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT” MEAN?

During a trial, the prosecutor will present evidence to the court aimed to prove the defendants’ guilt. Upon assessing the evidence, if the jurors and judge are only able to draw one reasonable conclusion –that you were guilty– It is referred to as guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. There is simply no doubt of the defendants’ guilt and no other reasonable explanations based on the evidence shown.

WHAT IS THE JURY’S ROLE IN A CRIMINAL TRIAL?

The primary role of a jury is to determine innocence or guilt. They assess all evidence presented in a case, review facts, ask questions, and discuss amongst themselves until they conclude. The jurors must all come to the same conclusion; otherwise, it results in a “hung jury” and can lead to a mistrial.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is bright, hard-working, and well-versed in criminal law. His legal writing is superb, and his commitment to his clients is outstanding. He will fight for you and offer you the best defense possible. Additionally, he is a pleasure to work with. I fully endorse this lawyer.”


J.S.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“I hired Zachary after I found myself charged with a felony. He put me at ease right away and during the whole process he explained each step to where I understood everything and was always available for any questions I had. ”


S.N.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Zachary is a brilliant attorney, I highly recommend his company to resolve any legal/criminal matter satisfactorily. He still continue to work on my case to tie some loose ends. He is intelligent , prompt and a problem solver. I thank him a million times to protect my dignity and reputation.”


D.G.

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Divelbiss in the past and know him to be a hard working professional. His attention to detail and care for his clients set him apart from the rest!”


Joshua Black, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is a hard worker and will advocate for his clients with an attention to detail that you don’t see very often these days.”


Brandon White, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is bright, hard-working, and well-versed in criminal law. His legal writing is superb, and his commitment to his clients is outstanding. He will fight for you and offer you the best defense possible. Additionally, he is a pleasure to work with. I fully endorse this lawyer.”


Josephine Hallam, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Mr. Divelbiss and I worked in the same office, although we were at different law firms. He was eager to learn and developed a reputation for honesty and zealous advocacy.”


Kristopher Califano, Attorney

54+ Five-Star Google Reviews

“Mr. Divelbiss is a GREAT attorney, very honest and reliable. He takes his times with every client and answers all questions and concerns. Is been a pleasure working with Mr. Divelbiss and he serves his clients very well!”


Allen Hsu, Attorney