When you need effective, strategic defense, contact one of our Scottsdale Criminal Defense attorneys 24 hours a day.
Good people make mistakes. At Rosenstein Law Group, we work hard to ensure that one bad night does not change the rest of your life. At Rosenstein Law Group, we work hard to deliver the highest quality counsel and representation in criminal, DUI, and traffic offense cases for our clients. You can rely on us to build a solid defense against your charges. Arizona prosecutors push hard to secure convictions for DUI/DWI charges, and the punishments are getting tougher every year. Our criminal defense lawyers push harder to prevent the most adverse outcomes. We will aggressively fight for your rights, including going to trial when appropriate to force the prosecution to prove its case.
8010 E. McDowell Road, Suite 111
Scottsdale AZ 85257
Criminal Defense DUI/DWI Defense
With one of the biggest Criminal Defense law firms in Maricopa County, we work aggressively to protect your rights.
People make mistakes. We work hard to ensure that one bad decision does not destroy your future. Arizona prosecutors are highly motivated to secure convictions criminal cases, and the state legislature continues to pass laws that impose increasingly severe punishments. Our criminal defense lawyers fight aggressively to prevent adverse outcomes that could impact your civil rights, your ability to work and provide for your family, and other important considerations. An overly aggressive defense lawyer could do more harm than good to your situation. Charging at the prosecutor with brute force can often burn a bridge to a favorable result. Preliminary negotiations require a certain level of finesse in order to get a read on the prosecutor's position. We know the Arizona prosecutors, and they know us. We are respected for the way we conduct our business, and we are proud of our reputation throughout the Arizona legal community. You can rely on us to do everything in our power to secure the best possible outcome on your behalf. We know when to negotiate and when to go to trial. Aggressiveness has its time and place, and it is aimed at the prosecutors, not our clients. We demand that the state proves its case. We will attack any weakness in its evidence and use it to strengthen your defense.
We have two of the only DUI Board certified attorneys in Maricopa County
Craig is a well-respected trial defense attorney and has been lead counsel in nearly 100 jury trials taken to verdict. He would happily aid in a case. As a highly-regarded speaker at legal conferences across the nation, Mr. Rosenstein has spoken on different jury trial strategies and a taught other attorneys jury trial tactics. He has also been a faculty member at some of the country's most respected trial colleges. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona, as well as in the U.S. Federal District Court in Arizona He is also an active member of various professional organizations, including the NCDD, the AACJ- where he was elected president in 2017, The NACDL, and is a founding member of the DUIDLA. Craig is also a registered lobbyist in the State of Arizona and regularly testifies at the Arizona legislature regarding criminal justice issues.
Bar Number: 024766
University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science, 2002
Arizona State University, College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2006
James David Smith (“Dave”) attended the University of Phoenix and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Following his undergraduate education, Mr. Smith then attended law school at night for two years while working as a civil litigation paralegal during the day at a large international law firm in Phoenix, Arizona. In school, Mr. Smith was a staff editor for the Phoenix Law Review. Mr. Smith earned his juris doctorate degree, graduating cum laude, from Phoenix School of Law in 2008.
Following law school, Mr. Smith started practicing criminal law at a large private (criminal law) firm. Mr. Smith quickly gained courtroom experience and honed his skills by personally managing a high volume caseload. Mr. Smith’s trial experience resulted in superior results at one of the largest criminal law firms in the Valley. Mr. Smith is experienced in handling felony and misdemeanor cases and highly emphasizes DUI/DWI defense. Mr. Smith is a well prepared trial attorney, providing a comprehensive defense against the State’s charges, and has gained a reputation as an aggressive defender in the courtroom.
Phoenix School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor, 2008
With over thirteen years practicing criminal law, Jonathan Goebel has litigated criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to complex felony cases throughout Arizona. He is currently an Attorney for the Rosenstein Law Group/AZ Defenders in Scottsdale, AZ.
Jonathan has been Peer-Reviewed Rated AV (the highest honor) by Martindale-Hubble. He is certified as a DUI Certified Specialist by the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD). This is a highly exclusive club of DUI attorneys. In fact, Jonathan is one of only four in the entire State of Arizona, and one of approximately 50 in the entire United States and Canada. He is also a member of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), and The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).
Jonathan is an exceptional trial attorney who has won countless jury trials and is well regarded in the Arizona legal community as a one of the most effective trial attorneys in the State. As a former Maricopa County Deputy Attorney, Assistant Arizona Attorney General, and active criminal defense attorney, Jonathan has spent his entire career in Arizonaâs various criminal justice arenas and has a tremendous experience in all criminal matters. He has represented clients in nearly every court in Arizona earning many complete dismissals of all his clients' charges by successfully arguing numerous types of pretrial motions. Most importantly, Jonathan fully subscribes to the philosophy of aggressively representing his clients in Court, but also spending the time with them to understand their perspective and explain the proceedings to get their insight. He is one of four Board certified DUI attorneys in the State, and is Peer Reviewed Rated AV (the highest honor) by Martindale-Hubble.
He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wonderful wife Alyssa Watral Goebel. He is an avid golfer with a six handicap, and is a huge Arizona Cardinals fan (a twelve-year season-ticket holder).
JD - Juris Doctor, 2003
Attorney Timothy Hintze represents clients across all courts in Arizona, litigating criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to complex felony cases. He has gained extensive experience at some of the largest defense firms in Arizona, obtaining numerous victories including jury trial acquittals and complete dismissals.
Tim graduated from law school summa cum laude. He was an executive board member for his school's law journal and participated in national oral advocacy competitions. He has since devoted his practice solely to criminal defense and is a member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Tim is an aggressive advocate for his clients, fighting for the best possible outcome in all cases. He prides himself on exhausting all avenues to ensure that his clients receive the highest level of representation. His comprehensive approach to defending his clients has earned him a reputation as an extremely effective trial attorney.
Arizona Summit Law School
J.D. - Juris Doctor,
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