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When Your Freedom and Future Hang in the Balance Accept No Less – Arizona Criminal Defense Law Firm

There are few experiences that are as unsettled as the feeling of the cold steel of handcuffs fastened around your wrists as a police officer loads you in the back of a squad car.  When you are faced with this unsettling experience, you are likely to be overwhelmed by a wide range of emotions, including anxiety, fear, anger and uncertainty about the future.  When you are arrested for a criminal offense in Tempe or anywhere in Maricopa County, it does not just affect your future but potentially the future of your family.  In the short term, a criminal conviction can mean incarceration in county jail or state prison, substantial fines, probation, loss of Constitutional rights, mandatory participation in counseling and other penalties.  However, the more troubling aspect of a Arizona criminal conviction is that the long-term impact may be felt many years after all official sentencing requirements have long been satisfied.

At the Sullivan Law Office, we understand that the harsh consequences of a criminal conviction can derail your life, damage family relationships, undermine educational goals and become a barrier to your career aspirations. Experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney Dianne Sullivan understands the enormous stakes for her clients when they are charged with a misdemeanor or felony anywhere in Maricopa County.  Ms. Sullivan brings all of her experience as a successful Maricopa County prosecutor to provide the most compelling criminal defense on behalf of her clients.  Ms. Sullivan knows that the most effective way to negotiate for our clients is to prepare as if every case is going to trial.

Our law office works closely with forensic experts and private investigators so that we can conduct a thorough investigation of all of the facts in your Arizona criminal case.  Ms. Sullivan conducts a thorough analysis and evaluation of the facts to identify the potential weaknesses in the prosecutor's case, which Ms. Sullivan can exploit to obtain dismissal of your charges or an acquittal after trial.  When the evidence against you is overwhelming, she will seek the best possible negotiated plea to avoid as many of the long-term consequences as possible of a criminal conviction while attaining a substantial reduction in your charge and sentencing.

One of the biggest mistakes made by those charged with a criminal offense in Arizona or anywhere in Maricopa County is to presume that their choice of criminal defense attorney makes little difference in the outcome of their criminal case.  Those who trust this misguided approach frequently attend the first court appearance with the public defender and simply plead out the charges to whatever the district attorney offers.  Sadly, many people who take this approach do not fully appreciate the magnitude of their mistake until many years later when the consequences of their decision bar substantial life opportunities. A criminal conviction, whether a misdemeanor or felony, may have a number of significant adverse impacts on your future, including the following:

  • Serve as a barrier to many jobs that involve state licensing
  • Prevent access to certain professions such as the legal profession.
  • Foreclose opportunities to obtain financial aid for higher education
  • Result in deportation and other adverse immigration consequences
  • Cause forfeiture of the Constitutional rights to vote and bear arms
  • Become a matter of public record for future employers or landlords who conduct a background check
  • Limit where you may live or travel if you are required to become a registered sex offender

These in no way represent all of the potential adverse consequences of a misdemeanor or felony conviction in Arizona or elsewhere in Maricopa County, but these examples provide a clear indication of the fundamental impact that a criminal conviction can have on your future. Arizona criminal defense attorney Dianne Sullivan is committed to helping her clients avoid wrongful convictions or having an isolated mistake or error in judgment derail their entire future.

If you are arrested for a criminal offense anywhere in Maricopa County, we invite you to call Arizona criminal defense attorney Dianne Sullivan and put the experience of a proven prosecutor on your side.  Ms. Sullivan will carefully evaluate the circumstances surrounding a criminal charge to develop the most effective criminal defense strategy, which may be based on the following:

  • Violations of your Constitutional rights
  • Unlawful search and seizures
  • Miranda violations
  • Lack accuracy and reliability of forensic evidence
  • Sufficiency of the evidence to support the charge
  • Eyewitness misidentification
  • Law enforcement misconduct
  • Challenges to blood tests and field sobriety tests
  • Attacks on the veracity of witness testimony

These are only a few examples of the myriad of potential defenses that Diane Sullivan may employ to protect your freedom and your future. We know that the effectiveness with which we defend you from a criminal charge may greatly impact your ability to obtain future life goals and provide for your family.  Ms. Sullivan provides tenacious criminal defense to protect her clients from unfounded criminal charges or the harsh consequences resulting from a simple mistake.

Ms. Sullivan fights diligently to help her clients avoid the adverse consequences of a felony or misdemeanor conviction in Arizona or anywhere throughout Maricopa County.  Ms. Sullivan provides diligent and persuasive criminal defense.  Our criminal defense law firm can handle cases in Mesa, Tempe, Avondale, Goodyear, Glendale, Surprise, Chandler, Scottsdale or any court in Maricopa County, Arizona.  We offer a confidential consultation absolutely free so call us today at 480-284-8740. 

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Sullivan Law Office PLLC
2233 West Baseline Road, Suite C-101
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone: 480-284-8740
Toll Free: 480-284-8740 
Fax: 602-396-4033
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