Rosenstein Law Group PLLC

Rosenstein Law Group PLLC

Smart and Aggressive Defense Attorneys. Available 24/7 at 480-248-7666. A full-service criminal defense law firm representing those accused of every Criminal, DUI, and Traffic offense in Courts throughout all of Arizona.

Firm Overview

Good people make mistakes. At Rosenstein Law Group, we are passionate, dedicated, and will work tirelessly to ensure that one bad night does not change the rest of your life. We are a full-service criminal defense law firm that represents those accused of every Criminal, DUI and Traffic offenses in all Courts throughout all of Arizona. Our team of attorneys includes the only two board-certified DUI Defense attorneys in Maricopa County. Here at Rosenstein Law Group, we understand that facing any type of criminal charges may be unsettling and frustrating, so all the attorneys and staff provide “white-glove” client services and handle every detail of a client’s defense while treating them with respect and compassion. We utilize over 100 years of combined legal experience to provide a smart and aggressive approach to defending our clients. Every one of our clients’ cases is unique and requires care and diligence to achieve the best possible outcome. We will always be prepared to go to trial to fight for your rights in Court. Our team of criminal attorneys has achieved many significant victories, including case acquittals, dismissals, reduced charges, and probation. Do not wait to speak to an attorney, we are available day or night, contact us 480-248-7666. We are ready and waiting for your call.

Main Office

Main Office
8010 E. McDowell Road, Suite 111
Scottsdale AZ 85257


(480) 248-7666


(480) 946-0681


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Criminal Defense DUI/DWI Defense Possession of Drugs Defense Set Aside conviction Misdemeanor Offenses Felony Charges Defense Juvenile Defense Criminal Speeding Tickets Traffic Violations Violent Crimes Defense Firearm Defense Domestic Violence Defense Possession of Marijuana Defense Possession of Dangerous Drugs Defense Possession of Drugs for sale Defense Prescription Drug Crime Defense Sex Crimes Defense Probation Violation Defense Aggravated DUI Defense Extreme DUI Defense Super Extreme DUI Defense Repeat DUI Defense Minor in Consumption Defense Fake ID Defense DUI Drug Defense Reckless Driving Defense Driving on a suspended license defense Disorderly Conduct Defense Urinating in Public Defense OUI Defense False Reporting Defense White Collar Crime Defense Fraud Defense Identity Theft Defense Credit Card Theft Defense

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Lesley Propp

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AZ Defenders
404 E Southern Ave

Criminal 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.


What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We are the only law firm in Central and Northern Arizona with both DUI and Criminal Law Specialists. We also boast the only two board certified DUI Defense attorneys in Maricopa County. We utilize our over 100 years of combined legal experience to provide a smart and aggressive approach to defending our clients. Craig is a well-respected trial defense attorney and has been lead counsel in nearly 100 jury trials taken to verdict. As a highly regarded speaker at legal conferences across the nation, Craig has lectured and taught attorneys on a variety of topics including jury trial strategy, cross-examination of police officers and expert witnesses, and how to present an effective closing argument. He has also been a faculty member at some of the country's most respected trial colleges. Craig Rosenstein has worked tirelessly on criminal justice issues and regularly testifies at the Arizona legislature on criminal justice matters. When we come across unjust laws or laws being abused by prosecuting agencies, we don't complain - we change the laws. Most recently, during the last legislative session our office authored and with the help of AACJ was the driving force behind a bill put forward prohibiting commercial use of mug shots through the legislature and were ecstatic when the governor signed it into law.
What does being certified DUI and Criminal Law Specialists mean and how does it distinguish our attorneys from others? This means that our attorneys, have committed to meeting the most stringent standards in the industry. Our attorneys are recognized as true experts and specialists in their area of law practice. We have the only two board certified DUI defense attorneys in Maricopa County. The National College for DUI Defense, a national organization, is recognized by the American Bar Association for the certification of specialists in DUI Defense. It identifies lawyers who possess an enhanced level of skill and expertise in DUI Defense. In order to be certified as a criminal law specialist, the board identifies lawyers who have demonstrated superior knowledge, skill, integrity, professionalism, and competence in a specific area of law, to better serve the public. Board certification signals to outside parties that you have hired an attorney with significant legal experience that has also been subjected to extensive peer review. With so much at stake, make sure you as our client can have confidence in your attorney to be an expert in their field and who is committed to you every step of the way, working hard to seek the best possible case results for your specific situation.

Craig Rosenstein

Rosenstein Law Group PLLC

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. Craig is also one of the only two Board Certified DUI Defense attorneys in Maricopa County. 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
Arizona, 2006


University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science, 2002

Arizona State University, College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2006

Jonathan Goebal

Rosenstein Law Group PLLC

With over fourteen 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 Arizona in 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).


Bar Number: 023229
Arizona, 2005


JD - Juris Doctor, 2003

David Smith

Rosenstein Law Group PLLC

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. Smiths 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 States charges, and has gained a reputation as an aggressive defender in the courtroom.


Phoenix School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor, 2008

Timothy Hintze

Rosenstein Law Group PLLC

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,

David Maletta

Rosenstein Law Group PLLC

Mr. Maletta is a widely respected criminal defense attorney with over 20 years' experience. David graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1993 with a degree in Psychology. Shortly thereafter, he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1998. Following law school, he became a prosecutor with the Arizona Attorney General's office. While working as a prosecutor, he felt that the punishments were too severe and that some of the defendants were not being defended aggressively enough so that is when he decided to become a criminal defense attorney. He has been working as a criminal defense attorney for over 17 years.
A former prosecutor and recognized trial attorney, Mr. Maletta is experienced in criminal and DUI matters. He represents individuals who have been accused and charged with all types of crimes ranging from homicides and sexually based offenses to DUI's and various misdemeanor crimes. David is an exceptional, well respected trial attorney. He once represented a DUI Defendant that had a .468 BAC and was found not guilty at jury trial. David has also been published twice, which means his victories have created new case law in Arizona. He loves his dog Sidney and does MMA to stay in shape. His energetic presence is contagious and carries into his courtroom performance.


Bar Number: 19191
Arkansas, 1999


Seton Hall University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1998

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