Criminal defense with
honesty and integrity
Attorney and Arizona native Mark S. Williams has been providing quality criminal defense representation for over 25 years, representing clients in the greater Phoenix metro area and throughout the state of Arizona. This Arizona State University School of Law graduate and former Prosecutor handles both misdemeanor and felony cases. He believes strongly that every person accused of committing a criminal offense deserves thorough and professional legal advocacy and thoughtful representation in court.
Areas of Practice
DUI Alcohol and DUI drugs
DUI cases are complex and can significantly impact the lives of people facing prosecution for these offenses. Mark Williams stays current with the frequent statutory changes that can have a significant effect on the outcome of a particular DUI case. Recent police enforcement efforts have particularly targeted DUI drug cases, including DUI marijuana cases.
vehicular Felony and misdemeanor crimes
Under Arizona law, a motor vehicle is deemed to be a "dangerous instrument." That legal reality can trigger serious prison exposure for alleged driving behavior that causes physical injury. Less serious cases handled by Mark Williams include reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended or revoked license, and civil traffic violations.
domestic violence offenses
Assault, disorderly conduct, criminal damage, and violations of Orders of Protection are crimes that become more serious when they are alleged to have been committed in the context of a domestic relationship. Consequences of conviction include mandatory domestic violence counseling, and could include incarceration, fines, and a bar on ownership or possession of a firearm.
theft and shoplifting
Arizona law allows both misdemeanor and felony prosecution for theft-related conduct, including shoplifting. These cases often involve video surveillance and other evidentiary aspects that are legally complex. First offense shoplifting case can sometimes be resolved in a way that avoids a permanent criminal record.
Mark Williams has years of experience handling cases alleging possession of illegal drugs, including more serious cases alleging sale or possession for sale.
Being accused of a sexual offense can have devastating consequences and expose the defendant to significant prison time. Advocacy for an accused sex offender is always delicate and challenging. Mark Williams has experience with these cases and handles them with sensitivity and professionalism.
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