Green Valley

Green Valley is a nice community to raise a family, but it isn’t totally immune from crime. Misdemeanor crimes are still fairly common in this Arizona town near the Mexican border, but options for defense are available. Hiring a Green Valley criminal defense attorney can help with a variety of matters.

Green Valley Criminal Defense Attorney

Even your first misdemeanor conviction can have a serious impact on your life and future. The experienced criminal defense attorney at Giordano & Heckele can help mitigate the consequences of criminal charges. We deal with a wide scope of criminal matters, including:

Drug Possession

Green Valley is close to the Mexican border in an area law enforcement regards as a “drug corridor.” As a result, drug-related crimes ranging from state-level misdemeanors to federal felonies arise there. If you or a loved one is facing charges for misdemeanor possession of illegal substances or paraphernalia, the Green Valley criminal defense attorney at Giordano & Heckele can help.

Minor in Possession of Alcohol

The state of Arizona has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to the possession and consumption of alcohol by minors. It is illegal for individuals under the age of 21 to purchase, possess, or drink alcohol, and if charged, fines and other consequences may be assessed by the state.

Minor DUI (Baby DUI)

The punishment and charges for Baby DUI are slightly different from regular DUI. In the case of minors, any presence of alcohol is illegal, and can result in court-mandated counseling, driving license suspension for a two (2) year period, fines and more.

Domestic Violence

Domestic disputes between family members or spouses can sometimes result in domestic violence charges when the police get involved. Oftentimes, these incidents lead to other legal matters, such as the filing of an order of protection or a petition for a dissolution of marriage.

If you have been charged with domestic violence, an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney can help gather evidence and present your best defense in court. This can help mitigate the consequences of a conviction, which can include fines, court-mandated anger management or counseling, or even jail time.

If you have been a victim of domestic violence and the court did not issue any form of a protective order, you may want to pursue an order of protection. Giordano & Heckele, PLLC can assist with that, too.

Orders of Protection (“Restraining Order”)

An order of protection can help keep you safe from an individual who has abused, assaulted, harassed, or threatened you. It is wise to consult with an attorney regarding the evidence you have of such behavior in order to evaluate how likely it is to be granted by the court. Once granted, the opposing party will have one opportunity to challenge it in a Contested Hearing.

Having an order of protection filed against you can affect your ability to be approved for housing, travel in and out of the country, or can cause you to lose your employment. If you need help defending an order of protection, or if you have an order of protection filed against you that you’d like to contest, the experienced Arizona attorneys at Giordano & Heckele, PLLC can help.

Reckless Driving

Driving at excessive speeds, making unsafe lane changes, and following the car in front too closely can lead to injury, property damage or even death. For this reason, reckless driving is taken seriously in Arizona. Judges may order jail time, fines, and other requirements if convicted. A criminal traffic attorney can help prepare a defense, collect evidence from the state, perform interviews with the officer(s) involved, and give you the best chance to minimize the consequences.

DUI Attorney in Green Valley

The Green Valley DUI lawyer at Giordano & Heckele, PLLC can help if  an officer stops you and charges you with driving under the influence. Depending on your past record of DUI offences, penalties can range from driver’s license suspension or revocation (in the case of a prior conviction), jail time, fines, probation, alcohol and/or drug classes, the installation of an interlock ignition device on your vehicle, and more. Being convicted of a DUI can also have a negative impact on your employment, not to mention the financial burden which can be felt for years.

In these situations, our clients often come to us feeling very alone, concerned, and overwhelmed. The Green Valley criminal defense attorneys in our office can explain the justice system process to you, and help put your mind at ease. To schedule a consultation, call us at (520) 352-0008 or email [email protected].