"I understand that good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations."

Criminal Defense Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Are you facing assault charges?

Have you been charged with domestic violence?

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you know just how helpless it can feel. Uncertain of where to turn to, who to trust, and overall at an utter loss, you need a trusted source to guide you through the criminal court system who genuinely is out to protect your freedom.

Depending on the offense, you could be facing either a misdemeanor or a felony. A Class 1 misdemeanor is the most serious of misdemeanor offenses and is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and 3 years of probation.
Depending on the offense, felony convictions can result in 2 years in prison up to 25.

Although the possible outcome of your case may seem bleak, bear in mind that each situation has its own set of circumstances, and with that comes defense opportunities tailored to fit your particular case.


Experience in the Courtroom Matters!

Since 2006, I have built my career defending clients accused of serious criminal offenses.

Before entering into private practice, I began my legal career as a public defender representing people who didn't have the resources to retain a lawyer. I then went on to work for one of the largest law firms in Phoenix, defending hundreds of individuals facing serious criminal charges. 

Assertive in the courtroom and when questioning my clients, I may not appear like the most empathetic person that they've ever met, however, when facing the challenge of a lifetime in prison with the severe allegations afforded against them, the situation can't and shouldn't be taken lightly.

Regardless of how my bedside manner is perceived, you can rest assured that my passion for defending my clients runs deep.

I grew up in a family of criminal defense attorneys. More than just following in my family's footsteps, for me defending those charged with a crime is an opportunity to protect their constitutional rights afforded by the United States Constitution.

The motivation for defending my clients is as follows.
  • To uphold the U.S. Constitution
  • To protect the accused from the excesses of law enforcement
  • Because it truly is satisfying to help those in trouble
I have successfully defended clients in numerous cases to a jury and judge. Respectively, over 55 jury trials, and over 120 bench trials.

Criminal Defense in Phoenix, AZ

A staunch advocate for defending individuals accused of a DUI in Phoenix, AZ, and surrounding communities, I also support those charged with a wide range of criminal offenses.

From sexual assault to white-collar crimes, you will never get fed a line of bull from me, just straightforward truth depending on the circumstances of your case, possible defenses, and potential outcomes. Criminal cases such as… In each case that I defend, no matter what charges my Client is facing, the goal is always to get the state to dismiss their case long before the trial or to negotiate a plea agreement that benefits the person who made a mistake.

Should I get a Public Defender for free?

Public Defenders are some of the best lawyers and who know the courts well. I, too, was a public defender and benefited from the same training. However, Public defenders are overworked, and you will not receive personalized attention on your case because they have too many clients and not enough time to mount a rigorous defense.
When you hire me, you get years of legal experience defending both felony and misdemeanor charges. Perhaps most importantly, you will receive my personal legal representation, not a paralegal or a junior lawyer.

Why I choose to Defend Criminals

Often I am asked why I want to defend criminals. Not a strange question considering the violence, degradation, and decay of civility in our society today. Nor is it a surprise considering the intolerant attitudes held by many toward those accused of crimes, in some ways primed by crime news and true-crime TV shows.

Making sure that my clients get a fair trial is my mission, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Everyone deserves a strong legal defense.

Experience Outweighs the Cost of an Attorney

We've all heard horror stories from the legal trenches.
  • My lawyer failed to show up at the preliminary hearing!
  • The attorney that I initially talked to disappeared into the abyss and someone that I'm not familiar with showed up in the courtroom in their place. 
  • My attorney won't return my phone calls.
That list of failed legal representation can go on and on.

At the Law Office of Aaron Black, I represent each of my clients. Unlike many large firms that work to acquire as many cases as possible at any given time, I represent a limited number of clients. You can expect individualized service from the Law Office of Aaron Black.

Not only will you get personal representation, but you will also get direct contact with me.

When you have questions, are nervous, and need to talk, or you need to chat to ease your mind, you will have my cell number, and I'm available to you 24 hours a day.

Although not the cheapest defense attorney in Phoenix, AZ, when your freedom is at stake, you need the truth about the potential outcome and someone with knowledge of the legal system and the experience to back it up. With your life’s balance on the line, cost should not be your first criteria when choosing a criminal defense attorney.

Free Legal Consultation

When you meet with me for your free consultation; I will walk you through the criminal process and what you can expect at each court hearing.
Your time is valuable, and in many situations, your lawyer can attend the majority of your court appearances in regards to your case without your presence. You can rest assured that I will do everything possible to defend you while keeping you up to date on all relevant information about your case.

I genuinely understand that facing charges can be complicated and confusing, and I promise that I will work tirelessly to provide the personalized, expert legal defense that you deserve and should expect.


Representing clients in all Arizona federal, state, county and city courts, I serve clients in the following cities. 
  • Apache Junction
  • Avondale
  • Chandler
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale
  • Goodyear
  • Mesa
  • Peoria
  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Surprise
  • Tempe, Arizona
Aaron Black Criminal Defense Attorney Phoenix AZ

When you need an experienced, and reliable criminal defense, contact Phoenix, AZ Criminal Defense Attorney Aaron Black, or call to set up a free telephonic consultation today at (480) 729-1683.
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In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to inform clients and potential clients I am still available for consultations. I am always available by phone, text and/or email. We can also use Facetime for social distancing. The criminal justice system is not stopping due to COVID-19.

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