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Criminal Law Overview

Criminal Law consists of a wide range of issues, from simple traffic violations and DUIs to domestic violence and assault. Dealing with the criminal justice system can be very intimidating. Our team of qualified attorneys have the hands-on experience and expertise with the criminal justice system that you need to protect your rights and your future. Whatever your legal issue may be, we will listen to your needs and work tirelessly to advocate for you so that your voice is heard.


civil & criminal law

If you have been involved in a DUI, the you will need the assistance of an experienced attorney to advocate for your rights in court.

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If you are the victim of harassment or threats, our attorneys can help you file for an order of protection to safeguard your privacy and security.

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If you or a loved one has been involved in domestic violence, please contact our experienced legal team right away.

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Your Criminal Law Team

Our criminal attorneys have the hands-on experience with the criminal justice system that you need on your side to protect your rights and your future. Whether you have been falsely accused of a crime or you have made a serious mistake, the criminal law team at GillespieShields can protect your rights while you navigate the tough Arizona judicial system. Our attorneys will help you in court, but they will also provide valuable counsel during the investigation phase and work to protect your rights if and when you face charges. The sooner a criminal defense attorney can start working on your case, the better your chances may be of having the claim dropped before you are charged with a crime.

John Foley

John Foley

During my time in Arizona, I have been a civil litigator, dependency trial attorney and I worked a year for the Pinal County Attorney. For that period I was the supervisor of the Juvenile Delinquency Unit and worked in the Major Crimes Unit.

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Robert O. Newell

Robert believes in weighing every option and exploring every potential solution to his clients’ legal troubles. He does everything in his power to give them the best options to choose from, and advises his clients as they make the final decisions on how to proceed.

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Insightful Articles

It is said that ‘knowledge is power.” Our attorneys draw upon their knowledge of the law and their case experience to empower others with timely, practical and relevant posts and articles.

How to Handle a DUI

How to Handle a DUI

What does it mean to drive under the influence? You may be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) if you operate a vehicle after using alcohol, marijuana, drugs, or any other substance that may impair your driving, even in the slightest degree. How much...

What is Domestic Violence?

What is Domestic Violence?

When many people hear the term “domestic violence,” they have a mistaken understanding of what it means. They assume that it refers only to physical abuse. While inflicting physical injury on your partner is certainly a form of domestic violence, the definition is...

What to Expect With Your First DUI Offense in Arizona

What to Expect With Your First DUI Offense in Arizona

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, probate, appellate, and immigration law. Last week we wrote an article addressing 5 reasons to avoid getting a DUI, however, if you missed it and are now facing your first DUI offense,...

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