17015 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 225, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
MARK W. HAWKINS AND SUSAN HAMBLIN HAWKINS, FORMERLY PARTNERS AT HAWKINS & HAWKINS, PLLC, ARE NOW ATTORNEYS AT ANDERSEN PLLC, IN NORTH SCOTTSDALE. WE HANDLE LITIGATION MATTERS INCLUDING PROBATE, FAMILY AND CRIMINAL LAW.
TOP ISSUES IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE FOR SCOTTSDALE AND PHOENIX, ARIZONA
- DUI OR AGGRAVATED DUI
- ASSAULT OR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
- DRUG CHARGES
- MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
- DISORDERLY CONDUCT
- THEFT OR SHOPLIFTING
- LEAVING THE SCENE
- THREATENING AND INTIMIDATING
- COMPUTER CRIMES
- CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
- CHILD MOLESTATION
We hope you will use our site as a go-to site for questions about criminal defense in Scottsdale, Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, and Maricopa County.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
Susan Hamblin Hawkins has 16 years of experience as a trial lawyer handling criminal cases. She is a former Phoenix Assistant City Prosecutor.
MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT–FELONIES
There is a branch of Maricopa County Superior Court at 222 E. Javelina in Mesa, Arizona. The court handles Regional Court Center (RCC) matters, Early Disposition
Court, initial appearances and arraignments. Felony cases are set for IPTC’s (initial pretrial conferences) in the Criminal Tower in Phoenix, Arizona, and then for CPTC’s (comprehensive pretrial conferences); then a final trial management conference; and trial.
This process is the same for cases are felony matters including homicide, aggravated assault, sale or possession of dangerous drugs, aggravated or felony DUI (driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs), theft, armed robbery, etc. The cases start out in Mesa, and then are set in Phoenix if they are not resolved. No jury trials are held in Mesa on Superior Court matters. For more information, see our felony pages.
North Mesa Justice Court, East Mesa Justice Court, and other justice of the peace courts handle misdemeanor cases in Mesa. Misdemeanors include DUI, shoplifting, trespassing, domestic violence, assault, disorderly conduct, etc.
SCOTTSDALE CITY COURT
Mesa City Court handles misdemeanor cases including DUI, shoplifting, trespassing, domestic violence, assault, disorderly conduct, contracting without a license, etc.
Domestic violence can include both felonies and misdemeanors. It is not a specific offense; rather it is a category of cases involving violence between persons who are related, married, or live together. Domestic Violence counseling is mandatory upon conviction.
Juvenile delinquency includes crimes committed by persons under eighteen years of age. Serious crimes by minors can be charged and punished as adult crimes, although Arizona law requires that juveniles in prison or jail be kept separate from adult prisoners.
Our attorneys are licensed in Arizona only. The information on this web site is not legal advice, nor does it provide an attorney/client relationship. If you need legal advice, contact an attorney.