Experienced Arizona Lawyer Protects the Rights of Accused Individuals 

Knowledgeable Flagstaff criminal defense attorney fights for you 

While everyone accused of a crime has certain rights under United States and Arizona law, you might lose these protections if you don’t have an experienced attorney representing you. Located in Flagstaff, the Law Office of Matthew J. Poirier PLLC, delivers exceptional criminal defense representation for clients throughout Arizona. I will undertake a detailed review of the facts in your case and then create a strategy aimed at achieving a successful resolution, whether that is a dismissal, acquittal or favorable plea agreement. My results-oriented approach is intended to help clients move past the difficulty of their criminal charges and onto the next chapter of their lives.

Firm handles cases involving alleged drug crimes, DUI and other offenses

My firm defends clients accused of all types of offenses, such as:     

  • Drug crimes — Prosecutions for alleged drug crimes are frequently based on unlawfully collected evidence or allegations that don’t stand up to an effective defense. Whether you are charged with possession, distribution or manufacture of a controlled substance, I will challenge improper evidence and police tactics. 
  • Drunk driving — A conviction for drunk driving could mean license suspension, a fine and even time behind bars. If you’ve been arrested on a DUI count, my firm will investigate what led up to the stop and whether required police procedures were followed. 
  • Sex crimes — People accused of the most serious sex crimes might spend years in prison, and even lesser charges could mean inclusion within the Arizona Sex Offender Registry. I understand the complexity and sensitivity of these cases and safeguard clients’ fundamental rights. 
  • Domestic violence — When a defendant and the accuser have a relationship that causes a criminal allegation to be classified as domestic violence, there can be additional consequences beyond the standard sentence. Law enforcement officers that report to volatile scenes often do not have a full understanding of what occurred. My firm presents a comprehensive defense to provide a complete perspective. 
  • White-collar crimes — Fraud, identity theft, embezzlement and other forms of white-collar crime are prosecuted seriously in Arizona, even though the cases do not involve allegations of violence. In these matters, it is important to have a defense lawyer who can analyze complex data and identify potential defenses. 
  • Traffic violations — Pleading guilty to a traffic offense and paying a fine might seem like the simple way out, even if you believe you did nothing wrong. However, a citation for speeding, running a stop sign, reckless driving or some other vehicle can trigger higher insurance costs, an order to attend traffic school and even loss of your driving privileges.  

No matter what particular offense you are charged with, I won’t let you be bullied or misled into accepting an unfair result. 

What should you do if you’ve been arrested? 

Saying or doing the wrong thing in police custody could cause serious problems for your eventual defense case. Once you’ve been arrested, calling my firm immediately gives you the best chance to avoid making critical mistakes and protect yourself against authorities who might try to violate your fundamental rights. I can represent you during questioning and communicate on your behalf with prosecutors so that you are not victimized by unwarranted allegations or excessive charges. 

Why is it so important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney?

The Arizona criminal justice system is very complicated, and having an attorney by your side who is familiar with the relevant laws, procedures, prosecutors and judges can make a significant difference in your case outcome. From the start, my firm will assess the strength of the charges against you and help you make an informed decision about whether to fight the allegations at trial or pursue a favorable plea agreement. Whether the best path is to challenge the evidence against you, present your alibi in court or negotiate for an agreement that minimizes or eliminates incarceration, you can rely on my experience and skill as a litigator. 

Contact a qualified Flagstaff criminal defense lawyer for a free consultation

The Law Office of Matthew J. Poirier PLLC provides criminal defense representation for clients in the Flagstaff area. Call 928-522-4866 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.