Tucson Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Tucson or elsewhere in southern Arizona, one of the most important steps for you to take is to partner with a criminal defense attorney who is ready to take your case today. From the moment you first arrive at your arraignment, having the representation of an experienced attorney can make the difference between the full penalties of your alleged crime under the law and a reduced sentence, alternate disposition, or a “not guilty” finding. Some people wrongly think that if their case is seemingly “open and shut” that working with an attorney will not benefit them, but the reality is that an attorney does a lot more than try to have their client’s charges dropped — an attorney understands the intricacies of the law and can work to reduce the penalties their clients ultimately face, as well.


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The Law Office of John Edgett offers a free initial consultation and case evaluation for people charged with crimes in Tucson, AZ, and the surrounding areas. During this consultation, we will be able to talk about your case in greater detail and give you an understanding of how we can work together. The Arizona court system can be overwhelming, especially for those who are facing significant penalties for a crime they are charged with. Understanding the process a bit better with advice and explanations from an experienced attorney can help alleviate your anxieties while setting the course for a fair and reasonable outcome.

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The Importance of Working With a Criminal Defense Lawyer For Your Tucson Case

Working with a defense attorney comes with a number of benefits, starting with the most obvious fact that your attorney is experienced and well-versed in Arizona law, and that they are dedicating their time and attention to your case in particular. It is extremely important to have someone representing your side of the case and pushing back on the prosecution, who will be seeking a conviction. If you are in court without an attorney, you may not know how to present your case or what defenses are available to you. Your attorney will provide your side of the story to the judge and jury in an attempt to even the playing field.


In addition to the benefit of having an experienced representative to work with the prosecution, there is the equally-important fact that a criminal defense attorney is familiar with the levers of justice and is able to identify alternative pathways forward. For example, a first-time DUI conviction can often result in time in jail, and significant fines and fees. If you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, blow over the legal limit, and perhaps even admit to driving under the influence, your attorney’s job may not be to prove otherwise; instead, they may work towards getting you the lowest possible penalty. This is just one of many ways that an attorney can creatively guide you through your case.

There are many other benefits, but one final benefit that you will enjoy as a client of John Edgett Law is this: you will not be shuffled through the system like a number. An experienced and diligent attorney makes sure that their client’s story is heard and understood. When you have a private criminal defense attorney like John Edgett on your team, you can be confident that he will take the time to understand the intricacies of your case and work to present them to the courts.

Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Defense in Tucson

The following are just a few of the many questions we answer during our initial consultations and throughout the duration of our work with our clients. Keep in mind that the answers provided below are meant to give you a general sense of your own situation, but the only way to get actual legal advice for your case is to work directly with an attorney.

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