Criminal Defense

The English Law Firm in Prescott, Arizona is a full service criminal defense firm. We practice in all areas of Arizona criminal law and in all Arizona courts. We have successfully represented clients in every court in Yavapai County. We represent clients in felony, misdemeanor and juvenile cases. We also represent clients in probation violation matters and provide services for setting aside convictions and restoration of civil rights.

Being accused of a criminal offense can be a life changing event. If you have been accused of committing a crime or if you are being investigated on suspicion of committing a crime, you need to contact an experienced, competent criminal defense attorney immediately.

Not only does Arizona have some of the toughest criminal laws in the country, the penalties you face, if convicted, are among the harshest in the nation. Some drug crimes, even if it is your first offense, carry presumptive prison terms of ten years. In Arizona, even misdemeanor offenses can carry mandatory minimum sentences that require substantial jail time.

Understanding how prosecutors think is crucial in your case. The English Law Firm is uniquely equipped to represent clients in criminal matters because Eric English is a former prosecutor. Eric knows how to analyze your case from the prosecutor’s perspective and knows how to pinpoint the strengths of your case and the weaknesses in the government’s case. When the government has a strong case against you, having an attorney with effective negotiating skills is essential. Effectively negotiating in the criminal arena requires a unique skillset, a skillset that Eric possesses.

At the English Law Firm, we believe that you are unique and that you should be afforded a unique and personalized defense. Prosecutors deal with hundreds of defendants every year. Their job is to prosecute massive numbers of defendants based on what may be sloppy police work or a dishonest “victim.” An experienced attorney will have the ability to compel a prosecutor to view the case objectively before making up their mind on how to appropriately prosecute the case.

When negotiations fail or simply are not appropriate, you can be confident that you have hired a competent and skilled trial attorney who can argue your case effectively to a judge or jury.

Here are some of the many services we provide our criminal law clients:

  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Juvenile Law
  • DUI
  • Drugs / Possession / Sales / Transportation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Reckless Driving
  • Probation Violations
  • Early Termination of Probation
  • Set Aside Convictions
  • Restoration of Civil Rights
  • Victim Rights Issues
  • Orders of Protection
  • Injunctions against Harassment