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Criminal Charges Overview

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When you are faced with criminal charges, it is not uncommon to feel downtrodden and hopeless. These charges are often serious, and many involve significant fines, lengthy jail time, or both. Though the charges, the court proceedings, and your eventual consequences may seem overwhelming, it is important to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. You have the opportunity to defend your innocence or present your side of the story in court—and potentially recover your reputation and your future.

Adam Dippel is here to walk you through each of these details and the decisions involved. We fully understand how intimidating the legal system can be and how easy it is to get overwhelmed when faced with criminal charges. At The Law Office of Adam Dippel, PLLC, we take pride in providing skilled legal services, alleviating undue pressure, and giving you the best possible chance at reducing or eliminating your charges.


Here at The Law Office of Adam Dippel, PLLC, we take great pride in helping Arizonans as they face criminal charges. We truly believe that our work makes a difference and helps to ensure that innocent people are not wrongfully penalized. We strive to help all people facing criminal charges secure a fair chance to tell their story in court and pursue justice in the process.

For a decade, Attorney Adam Dippel has been defending clients against criminal charges of all types. He has successfully secured positive outcomes in a wide variety of criminal cases, and we have the history and expertise to handle yours as well. Adam Dippel has extensive experience handling a wide range of criminal cases. When you choose Attorney Dippel to represent you, you can expect personalized attention through every stage of your case. Adam will carefully explain the factors in play and help you determine your most viable defenses. Every criminal case is unique, and Adam provides client-focused defense counsel in every case.


Criminal charges are frequently very serious. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be facing significant fines, multiple years in prison, permanent damage to your reputation, diminished standing in your community, revocation of your professional license, and more. Without an attorney, you will be facing a team of prosecuting attorneys determined to assess these severe penalties, and you will face them alone. These attorneys have significant experience in their field and a thorough understanding of state and federal laws surrounding your case. The state spares no expense when it comes to apprehending and charging individuals in criminal cases.

When faced with this daunting task, it is very easy to implicate yourself, say the wrong thing, fail to file necessary court documents, or otherwise diminish your case and risk severe penalties. To prevent this outcome, you need an Arizona criminal defense lawyer by your side that can help you avoid criminal charges or secure reduced penalties. Your attorney will ensure you understand the potential outcomes of your case and help you choose the best route to pursue a positive resolution. Remember, criminal cases require that the jury find you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. A skillful criminal defense strategy from a seasoned Arizona criminal defense attorney is necessary to prevent this verdict.

You can rely on your criminal defense attorney to guide you through every phase of a criminal case. Remember to exercise your Constitutional rights to remain silent and obtain legal counsel as soon as you complete the arrest and booking processes. Say nothing to the police, even if you have been wrongfully accused and feel compelled to plead your side of the story. Anything you say, even if it seems harmless at first, can potentially work against you. Comply politely with the police until you are allowed to make your phone calls, and contact Attorney Dippel to discuss your defense options.


The laws of due process in the United States uphold that an individual accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty. The burden of proving a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt rests with the prosecutors handling the case. The prosecutors must present clear and convincing evidence that the accused is guilty of the charges in question. It’s your defense attorney’s job to prevent this from happening, and they can accomplish this in several ways.

In some criminal cases, the prosecution may have minimal evidence that is shaky at best, and the defense attorney may only need to highlight discrepancies and weaknesses in this evidence to secure a dismissal or acquittal for their client. When the prosecution has built a more robust case, the defense attorney will likely look for any and all exculpatory evidence that can support their client, potentially proving their innocence or establishing mistaken identity.

A defense attorney must also ensure their client’s rights have been upheld and respected through every stage of their case. If the police mishandled evidence, or failed to establish probable cause before conducting a search or arrest, these procedural missteps can lead to dropped charges. It’s also possible for a defense attorney to expose mishandling of material evidence, cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses to expose inconsistencies with their stories, and highlight Constitutional rights violation the defendant experienced during the case to help their client beat their charges.

When a defendant’s guilt is clear and the prosecution has built a solid case for conviction, the defendant’s best option may be to agree to a plea bargain with the prosecution. Plea bargaining essentially exchanges a swift guilty plea for lighter sentencing. If this is the most viable option for your situation and your guilt is clear beyond a reasonable doubt, you can still rely on Attorney Dippel to guide you through the plea bargaining process and potentially secure a much lighter sentence than you may have initially expected.


It is imperative to work quickly after an arrest to secure defense counsel you can trust. The sooner you retain a defense attorney you can trust, the better your chances will be of obtaining the evidence you need to prove your innocence or mitigate sentencing. If you are facing criminal charges, contacting The Law Office of Adam Dippel, PLLC can provide you with a solid defense strategy and the peace of mind that comes with knowing a knowledgeable professional is handling your case. Our outstanding team can give you the best possible chance at clearing your name and avoiding lifelong consequences. Contact us today to get started.

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