At Acacia Law Group, we represent defendants statewide in Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale and Chandler, Arizona. The lawyers on our team are committed to providing you with exceptional service to help you surpass your criminal charge.

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Firm Overview

When dealing with criminal defense cases, you need to have an experienced and acclaimed defense lawyer at your side in order to ensure the best possible outcome. The more experienced and qualified your lawyer, the better your chances of having your sentence reduced or even dismissed altogether.

Our elite criminal defense attorneys include an Arizona Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, as well as a former Arizona Superior Court Judge that can assist you with cases involving murder, armed robbery, theft, kidnapping, aggravated assault, weapon and firearms, arson, and any other felony or misdemeanor charge and will not rest until your rights are upheld. Our attorneys also handle DUI, theft, sex crime and drug crime charges.

We take each case very seriously:

At Acacia Law Group, your needs are our top priority. We can provide you with your ideal defense lawyer that will take on your case and work tirelessly on your behalf until your name is cleared.
With extensive knowledge in criminal defense and felony charges, our Tucson attorneys will successfully represent your interests. Our legal team boasts of outstanding results in some of the most high profile criminal cases. We specialize in both prosecution and defense and provide accurate and realistic advice to our clients.

Commitment and Dedication:

Our positive client feedback demonstrates our commitment and dedication to our work. We work day and night to defend the rights of our accused clients and we are committed to the presumption of innocence. If you think that your case is a less serious one and does not require a lawyer, you might be wrong. Whether you have a serious case or a less serious one, a good criminal defense attorney can make a grave impact on the outcome of the case.
Remember that an experienced criminal defense lawyer can mean the difference between a prison sentence and reduced charges or your freedom. We also ensure that the rights of the accused are protected throughout the legal process and the charges are diminished or completely dropped.

At Acacia Law Group, we work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients. You will find us to be resourceful criminal defense attorneys with an aggressive approach. We take a number of steps to help our clients such as:

1 - Working to get the charges lowered or completely dropped
2 - Making sure that no illegal evidence was presented against our client
3 - Interviewing police, possible witnesses and any other involved parties in the case
4 - Conducting a thorough pre-trial investigation
5 - Employing a private investigator, if needed, to help strengthen your case
6 - Obtaining witnesses to testify on your behalf
7 - Negotiating with prosecutors so that our clients face minimum possible penalties

We believe in providing you with quality criminal defense
If you or a family member is facing criminal charges in Tuscon city, do not hesitate to contact us. To learn more about the services that we provide and to talk to a Phoenix Criminal Lawyer, call us or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Your initial consultation is free and confidential. We know that this is an important matter that should be kept private. Your information will be kept in the strictest confidence as we review your case and determine what we can do to help you with your criminal legal matter.
Main Office

Acacia Law Group
1839 S Alama School Road
Suite #264
Mesa  AZ  85210-3024

  • 480.557.7800
  • 480.966.2568


Free Initial Consultation?

A complimentary consultation is available with one of our experienced attorneys.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Unless there are specialized services requested. All of our fees are quoted on a flat fee basis, which minimizes your legal expenses and keeps your rates affordable and within reason.

Office Information

Office Hours

Our office is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Office Manager

The Office Manager is available after hours at: 602.283.8632

Emergency After Hours


Other Offices

  • Acacia Law Group - Tucson
    177 N Church Ave
    Suite #315
    Tucson,  AZ  85701
Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense Law
Common Theft Crimes
Sex Crimes & Offenders
Drug Offenses
Juvenile Crimes
Burglary Crimes
Domestic Violence
Probation Violations

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

All three of the criminal lawyers have maintained an extensive criminal law practice over many years and enjoy the practice of criminal law.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

One of our criminal law lawyers has practiced over 25 years in criminal law and is a recognized criminal law specialist by the Arizona Bar.

Derek Zazueta

Arizona defense attorney, Derek Zazueta, has been serving the Phoenix Metropolitan area in criminal defense for the past 16 years. Mr. Zazueta gained valuable experience and knowledge working in the Office of the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office prior to joining the ACACIA LAW GROUP. Mr. Zazueta received his Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University where he was Student Body President for the American Bar Association and received "Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year" for the 12th Annual Hispanic Convocation.

Mr. Zazueta is an active member of the local sports community. He serves as a Professional Judge for the International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Commission (WBC), and the Arizona State Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Commission. He has also been involved with local committees servicing the Fiesta Bowl Committee and Super Bowl XLII. He has served on the board for the City of Phoenix Human Relations Committee, Maricopa County Sports Commission, and "Victory Together" MLK Holiday Committee. He is currently serving on the boards for the Arizona Hispanic Sports Commission and Los Abogados- Hispanic Bar Association.
  • Bar Number: 016839
    Arizona , 1995
    Juris Doctor , 1995
    Val Cordova Scholarship
    Board of Regents Academic Scholarship

    Bachelor of Arts- Arizona State University (1989)
    Graduated Cum Laude

    Major- Political Science major/ Minor- Latin American Studies
    Varsity Football- Two time recipient of the Walter Camp Award for player with the highest GPA.

Part Time Staff

Also on staff, is a Certified Criminal Specialist, who serves as the go to guy and is available for guidance and direction of the staff on a part-time basis. This attorney has practiced criminal law for the past 27 years and is a brilliant leader in defenses in the Metropolitan area, has a plethora of legal knowledge and strategies that serve as an excellent foundation from which to build, and is available to assist in every situation within the firm.

In addition, our operations manager is retired from the legal profession where he offered his services on a federal level and comes with many skills and experiences that are accessible for reference and resource.

Our Law Clerk serves as a definite asset to our organization and manages the written portion of the organization, major motions, research and reference.

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.