Phoenix, AZ Out of State Criminal Defense Lawyer

Every year millions of visitors travel to Arizona to enjoy the breathtaking sites, attend sporting events, visit family and friends for the holidays, and more. While most travelers come and go without encountering trouble with the law, some visitors can find themselves charged with DUI offenses or other crimes. In the event that you are visiting Arizona and charged with a crime, contact the law firm of Phillips Law Group for immediate assistance. Our criminal and DUI defense attorneys have helped many out-of-state visitors fight the charges against them, and they can help you too.

Why choose an Arizona defense attorney instead of a lawyer from my home state?

When an out-of-state tourist is arrested and/or charged with a crime, it is in his or her best interest to retain the services of an Arizona DUI or criminal defense lawyer to handle the case. Compared with an out-of-state attorney who is permitted to practice law in Arizona, an Arizona-based attorney will have the most thorough understanding of state and local laws, in addition to experience with law enforcement and judges in the area, affording you the best possible defense.

The lawyers at Phillips Law Group will work to get you bailed out of jail and back to your home as quickly as possible. Your lawyer will make communication with the court as simple as possible and keep you abreast of any developments and changes in your case. Even when you are out of Arizona, you can trust that your attorney is always representing your best interest.

Tough Arizona Criminal Laws and Punishments

What may be considered a minor crime in your home state, could be considered a felony that comes along with serious consequences under Arizona criminal law.

For example:

Possession of Marijuana

While possession of marijuana for personal use is a misdemeanor crime in many states, offenders are initially charged with a felony in Arizona. If it is your first offense, a skilled Arizona criminal defense attorney may be able to get your charges reduced to a misdemeanor.

Urinating in Public

If you are caught urinating in public in Arizona you could be required to register as a sex offender depending on the specifics of the case. The assistance of an experienced Arizona criminal attorney can help you avoid serious consequences under Arizona law for this seemingly minor crime.


Many DUI charges in Arizona come with much steeper penalties than in other states. DUI while driving on a suspended license, a third DUI offense within 5 years (even if the initial conviction was in another state other than Arizona), and DUI with a child under 15-years-old are all felonies under Arizona DUI law.

Fighting & Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault in which serious physical injury is inflicted upon the other party is considered a felony in Arizona. Serious injury in its most minimal form can be defined as a broken bone or an impaired limb.

No matter what the crime, the criminal and DUI defense lawyers atPhillips Law Group are dedicated to providing you with expert representation and helping you avoid jail time. Our attorneys will work diligently to help get your charges and penalties reduced as much as possible.

Out-of-State Visitors and Arizona DUI Law

As residents of Arizona may already know, the states DUI laws are some of the harshest in the country. The steep penalties that accompany a DUI charge in Arizona can come as an unpleasant surprise to visitors from states that have more relaxed DUI laws. The serious consequences that come along with a DUI conviction in Arizona are why you need to choose a DUI lawyer from within the state, rather than an attorney from your home state. An Arizona DUI defense attorney will have the most through knowledge of the states DUI laws and will know the best way to negotiate lesser penalties for your charge or get your case dismissed.

Learn more about Arizona DUI laws and defense strategies by exploring Phillips Law Group’s. provides Arizona residents and visitors with a comprehensive online resource for all their DUI defense needs.

DUI Arrests During Holidays and Special Events

DUI arrests during holidays and major sporting events are far more frequent, since alcohol consumption is prevalent. During these times when drunk driving is common, police forces beef up their DUI patrols, even setting up DUI checkpoints to catch as many intoxicated drivers as possible. If you are visiting Arizona from out-of-state for a long weekend, the Christmas season, the 2008 Super Bowl or another reason and find yourself facing DUI charges, you can count on the DUI defense attorneys at Phillips Law Group to provide you with outstanding legal representation. The lawyers at Phillips Law Group are experienced in handling DUI cases for both Arizona residents and out-of-state visitors.

Arizona Police DUI Task Forces

Arizona Police DUI Task Forces are deployed during the following holidays and special events to dissuade drunk driving and arrest drivers driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol:

  • St. Patricks Day
  • Labor Day Weekend
  • Graduation Nights
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Halloween
  • Prom Nights
  • Memorial Day Weekend
  • Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Super Bowl Sunday
  • 4th of July Weekend
  • Winter Holidays (14 nights in December)

Get more information about how Phillips Law Group can help you if you were arrested for DUI during the Super Bowl in Phoenix. The attorneys at Phillips Law Group have helped out-of-state visitors fight their DUI charges with consistent success.

Criminal Arrests During Holidays and Special Events

Criminal arrests in Arizona among out-of-state visitors also peak during alcohol heavy three-day weekends and special events, like the Super Bowl and other sporting competitions. Being charged with fighting (assault), public intoxication, drug possession, or other criminal offenses requires the help of a lawyer to avoid harsh punishment. Learn more about Arizona criminal law and how an attorney from Phillips Law Group can help you if you have been arrested and/or charged with a crime.

Get more information about how our criminal defense lawyers can assist you if you were charged with a crime during the Super Bowl in Phoenix. The lawyers at Phillips Law Group have been consistently successful in helping out-of-state visitors fight misdemeanor and felony criminal charges.

Trust Phillips Law Group to Handle your Case

When you are fighting DUI charges or other criminal charges, you need every advantage to help you obtain a successful outcome in your case. The first and most important thing to do when you have been arrested as a visitor in Arizona is to contact a local criminal defense attorney at Phillips Law Group. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.


Phillips Law Group and Phillips Law Group, P.C. are separate independent law firms from other firms listed on this website. Phillips Law Group, P.C. handles only contingency fee cases. This includes automobile and vehicle accidents and all personal injury cases but we also handle medical malpractice, product liability, employment, wage and hour cases, Social Security disability and worker’s compensation cases. Phillips Law Group, handles only Criminal and DUI cases, as well as consumer Bankruptcy and Debt Relief cases, and Immigration Law cases.