Criminal Law

Yuma Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Charges Require Immediate, Decisive Action We Fight for Your Rights

If you have been charged with a crime, you’re in the system and on the path to serious consequences. Immediate attention is necessary to defend against those consequences. The longer you wait, the harder it becomes to achieve a favorable outcome.

At the Law Office of Phil Hineman, P.C., we have more than 30 years of experience trying felony and misdemeanor cases in state and federal court. We know how to grasp every available opportunity and use it to provide a strong criminal defense. When you turn to us, you are able to work directly with an experienced attorney who is also a former criminal prosecutor and Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps) attorney. You benefit from both our knowledge of the other side’s tactics; our commitment to diligent, effective advocacy; and our ability to successfully counter the prosecution in even the most serious cases.

Call our Yuma criminal defense lawyer at (928) 224-3230 or contact us online today.

Effective Criminal Defense Means Fighting for Results

When facing serious criminal charges, it can be easy to lose hope and imagine you don’t have a chance. When you enlist our law firm for help, you have more than a fighting chance. Although no defense attorney can guarantee results, we can promise you close personal attention and our passionate commitment to your case. We know the criminal justice process from both sides of a courtroom and remain at your side throughout your case after you have been charged with a crime.

We handle all misdemeanors and felonies in state and federal courts. Common charges we defend against include:

  • Drug crimes: From simple possession to manufacturing and trafficking, we are prepared to challenge the authorities’ case against you. We’ve successfully handled drug charges involving marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth, OxyContin, and other types of controlled substances.
  • Border stops: Although U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has the right to make traffic stops within a certain distance from the United States-Mexico border, you have the right to fight back. If a border stop results in an arrest, you need a highly experienced defense lawyer on your side.
  • DUI charges: A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can cost you fines, fees, jail time, and a license suspension. In many cases, we can mitigate the consequence of an arrest and preserve your driving privileges.
  • Sex crimes: Allegations of sexual assault, rape, or possession of internet child pornography can ruin your reputation and, if proven, carry long sentences. State and federal prosecutors pursue these charges aggressively, so you need experienced defense representation that can effectively challenge their case.

In less serious cases, such as marijuana possession and first-time DUI, we know what steps to take to help you avoid fines, loss of license, jail time, and a mark on your permanent record. Even in major criminal defense cases, when it seems as if the facts and the odds are against you, our experience helps us deliver much better results than you might have expected.

Contact Us Before Speaking to Police

Only trust your criminal defense to an experienced defense lawyer. Call the Law Office of Phil Hineman, P.C. at (928) 224-3230 or contact us online immediately to schedule a free consultation. Remember that anything you say can be used against you, so it is never in your best interest to speak with law enforcement without talking to our Yuma criminal defense lawyer first. The sooner we can get started, the more options we have at our disposal in mounting your defense.

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