Criminal Defense

If you are facing criminal charges, you do not have to face them alone.  The Talcott Law Firm is committed to providing quality criminal defense in the Phoenix area and Maricopa County.  We have handled hundreds of criminal cases in Maricopa County Superior Court, Maricopa County Justice Courts, and city courts, including, but not limited to:


Depending on your criminal history, possession of drugs in Arizona can come with significant fines, classes, jail or prison, and a criminal conviction.  Even less serious offenses like Possession of Marijuana are felonies in Arizona.  A number of factors impact the outcome of your case:  criminal history, quantity of the drug, type of drug, and purpose of the drug (whether for personal use or distribution and/or sale).   



Domestic violence charges can be confusing because often times no violence occurred. Domestic violence is an allegation that is attached to the original offense, such as Interfering with Judicial Proceedings, Disorderly Conduct, and Assault.  The domestic violence allegation is charged if the nature of the relationship with the alleged victim falls within the definition in the Arizona Revised Statutes.


  • Maryvale Justice Court
  • McDowell Mountain Justice Court
  • South Mountain Justice Court
  • West McDowell Justice Court
  • White Tanks Justice Court
  • Country Meadows Justice Court
  • Desert Ridge Justice Court
  • Downtown Justice Court
  • Dreamy Draw Justice Court
  • Ironwood Justice Court
  • Chandler Municipal Court
  • Phoenix Municipal Court
  • Scottsdale City Court
  • Tempe Municipal Court


Criminal traffic offenses can have severe consequences, including but not limited to jail time, fines and fees, license revocation, license suspension, points on your license, and increased insurance rates.  We handle matters such as reckless driving, aggressive driving, driving on a suspended license, criminal speeding, and more.




Arizona has some of the harshest DUI laws in the country.  There is zero tolerance for driving impaired.  Arizona makes it illegal to drive if impaired to the slightest degree.  A DUI conviction can require jail time, drug and alcohol counseling, fines and fees, license suspension, ignition interlock, probation, community service, restitution, and increased insurance premiums.


Class 1 misdemeanors are punishable by up to a maximum of 6 months of jail, a $2,500 fine plus surcharge, and up to 3 years of probation.

Class 2 misdemeanors are punishable by up to a maximum of 4 months of jail, a $750 fine plus surcharge, and up to 2 years of probation.
Class 3 misdemeanors are punishable by up to a maximum of 30 days in jail, a $500 fine plus surcharge, and up to 12 months of probation.


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Disclaimer:  The information on this website is intended to be informational only, and it is not intended to be legal advice for a specific case.  It does not establish an attorney-client relationship.  Readers should not act upon any information on this website without seeking the advice of counsel. 


Misdemeanor assault is committed in Arizona when a person intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes any physical injury to another person, intentionally places another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury, or knowingly touches another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person.  Assault can be a domestic violence offense depending on the nature of the relationship with the victim.


Theft is generally defined as knowingly taking property of another, without permission, with intent to deprive the person of such property.  Shoplifting is a type of theft.  The severity of shoplifting charges vary from a misdemeanor to felonies, depending on the specific facts of the case and prior convictions.  Shoplifting has both criminal penalties and civil penalties, where the victim harmed can recover civil damages.      

The Talcott Law Firm is a small firm and will work closely with you to protect your legal rights, dismiss or reduce your charges, limit penalties, and/or fight the charge(s) at trial.  Hiring an attorney can assist you in many ways, including but not limited to:  attending court hearings and filing mandatory documents on your behalf, modifying release conditions, quashing warrants, lifting driver's license suspensions by the court, and much more.  The legal system is complicated and not a "do it yourself" project.  Hiring The Talcott Law Firm should be your first step in dealing with the courts and police who, unlike us, do not have your best interest in mind.    
We are not afraid to challenge the State's evidence and fight on your behalf.  In each case, it is important to obtain all relevant discovery, including, but not limited to police reports, videos, photographs, 911 recordings, witness statements, and more.  We will thoroughly investigate your case, interview witnesses, raise relevant defenses, draft pre-trial motions, negotiate with the prosecutor for dismissal, diversion, or a lesser charge, and advocate on your behalf.  If necessary, we are confident going to court and will present the best defense possible at trial. 
Contact us and we will help you understand your charges, your potential consequences, and ultimately your best defenses. 

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