Criminal Appeals

Appeals Process in Arizona

If you believe there has been a mistake during the court process that led to a judgment you do not agree with as a criminal defendant in Arizona, your criminal defense attorney can help you file an appeal. An appeal has the power to reverse the trial court’s decision or grant you a new trial…. read more

What Happens If I Plead Guilty? No Contest? Not Guilty?

Prior to a criminal trial, during an arraignment hearing, a defendant has the chance to enter his or her plea. The defendant has three options to plead: guilty, not guilty, or no contest. Understanding the substantial differences between these pleas, and what will happen after, can help inform your criminal defense strategy. Before you decide… read more