Cochise County

Cochise County faces a variety of criminal activity, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (“DUI”), property theft, and domestic violence, amongst others. When faced with multiple criminal charges, guidance from an experienced attorney who knows the applicable law and how the criminal justice system works is highly recommended.

Giordano & Heckele, PLLC is here to work to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Our practice areas include misdemeanor charges of DUI, drug possession, domestic violence, criminal traffic matters, and many others.

Cochise Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are confronting criminal charges or have been a victim of harassment or domestic violence, hiring a lawyer to advocate for you is the best way to make sure your rights are upheld. At Giordano & Heckele, PLLC our experienced Cochise criminal defense attorneys and professional staff are ready to help you when you’re faced with a difficult legal situation.

Our practice covers a variety of misdemeanor criminal matters, including:

Drug Possession

Drug possession laws that apply to Cochise County are strict, and can result in a jail term, fines, and probation. An adept Cochise criminal defense attorney will work to reduce the possible penalties and achieve the best possible outcome.

Minor in Possession of Alcohol

Throughout all of Arizona, individuals below 21 years of age are not allowed to buy or consume alcohol. A minor convicted of this crime for the first time can be sentenced to community service and/or the payment of fines under class 1 misdemeanor regulations. However, minors caught doing it more than once may face stiffer consequences such as jail time, fines and probation.

Minor DUI (Baby DUI)

Underage drinking and driving is a serious offense in the state of Arizona and comes with serious consequences. Wasting time after being caught won’t help you, so get in touch with one of our attorneys to see what we can do to assist you.

Domestic Violence

No relationship is free from arguments, but legal issues arise if a dispute becomes violent and law enforcement become involved. In Cochise County, domestic violence is considered a very serious crime, and comes with harsh penalties. Accused perpetrators can be separated from the victim and their family as part of a legal protection, and both may appeal to the court for further justice. Having an Order of Protection dismissed can be a step in the right direction if you are falsely accused, but that proceeding is separate from criminal charges brought by the State for Domestic Violence. Both of these matter types can be handled by the same Cochise criminal defense attorney at Giordano & Heckele, PLLC simultaneously.

Orders of Protection (“Retraining Order”)

If you feel threatened by someone in your life, having an Order of Protection is a good first step toward staying safe. Having an order in place can give you more authority to call the police if the opposing party continues their threatening behavior. After you are granted an Order of Protection, our attorneys can help you defend it and make sure it is upheld if the opposing party requests a contested hearing.

Additionally, we can help you contest an Order of Protection which you feel has been granted but lacks legal merit. It is recommended to have a Cochise criminal defense attorney on your team prior to the time you request a contested hearing, as it is required to be scheduled as soon as ten (10) business days after your request is submitted. A Giordano & Heckele attorney can help gather evidence and prepare for the hearing before it is requested.

Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving is considered a serious, and may be pair with other charges, such as speeding, public or child endangerment, and others. Punishment can include heavy fines, possible jail time or even suspension of your driver’s license and consequently possible insurance ramifications. Cochise criminal defense attorneys at Giordano & Heckele, including a former prosecutor, can help orchestrate a defense for such charges.

Cochise County DUI Attorney

Driving under the influence is a common criminal charge filed in Cochise County. If convicted, drivers can face mandatory jail time if convicted, steep fines, suspension of their driver’s license, probation, counseling, and additional requirements that could affect your job, finances and personal life.

Other punishments, especially those for repeat offenders, can include jail or prison time, counseling, and even revocation of your driver’s license.

Our knowledgeable and capable Cochise DUI attorneys can handle your case, and work to reduce possible consequences. The best way to prepare a DUI defense is to start immediately, so get in touch as soon as you’re able. You can call us at (520) 352-0008 or email [email protected] to complete the intake process and set a consultation.