Many criminal prosecutions begin with an arrest, but sometimes just knowing that something has happened, or getting your first visit from the police, means that it is time to talk to an attorney. Comprehensive criminal defense practice includes everything from start to finish, such as:

  • Arraignment
  • Discovery
  • Plea Bargaining
  • Jury Selection
  • Trial
  • Sentencing
  • Appeal

Your criminal case is probably the worst thing that has ever happened to you, and without a doubt, is the most important thing in your life right now. Find an attorney who listens to you, understands your case, and is experienced in identifying the best course of action at each stage.

Criminal defense is my passion! If you contact me for a free consultation, we can talk through the issues that are unique to your case and your situation. Even if I do not end up representing you, it is important for you to know what you are facing — the outcome of your criminal case will affect the rest of your life, and if you have better information, you can make better decisions.


The federal courts can be a frightening place! Federal agencies (such as the FBI, DEA, etc.) and the U.S. Attorney can spend years on a case, carefully compiling evidence, enlisting confidential informants, and conducting surveillance, before you even know they are watching you.

Nonetheless, even if it seems hopeless, appearances can be deceiving. Every case is unique, and whether you go to trial or carefully negotiate a plea bargain, you will need an attorney who is experienced in the U.S. Code, the Sentencing Guidelines, and the Federal Rules.


Traffic tickets and municipal citations can be a hassle, but they also can become a big problem. If you fail to appear or fail to pay, you can lose your license and even get arrested. If you accumulate enough points against your license, it will be suspended. Dealing with these “minor” offenses, proactively and carefully, is the key to minimizing their impact on your life.

Additionally, sometimes it is worth hiring a lawyer just to avoid the nuisance of traffic court. In most cases, I can make all your court appearances without you, including the trial, so you do not have to take off from work and spend hours sitting in court.

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The practice areas mentioned above represent some of our most common legal issues. However, Safford Legal handles a wide range of criminal and related cases.

Most importantly, we believe that everyone always deserves counsel. If you have been charged with a crime, or have any related legal issue that you would like to discuss, contact us to set up a free consultation and learn your rights.

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