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Defending Federal Prosecutions in Arizona

United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Anyone charged with a federal crime in Arizona will have his case heard in the U.S. District Court for Arizona.  The U.S. District Court has two divisions--one in Phoenix, and one in Tucson.  If you are arrested in the Southern part of Arizona, your case will be assigned to the Tucson courthouse.  If you are arrested in Phoenix, Yuma or the northern part of Arizona, your case will be prosecuted in the Phoenix division of the U.S. District Court.

The U.S. Attorney's Office is the federal prosecutor's office that handles almost all federal criminal cases that violate criminal provisions of the United States Code.  Although there are many kinds of federal criminal cases, the majority of prosecutions in Arizona involve violations of the immigration and drug laws.  Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation, Alien Smuggling, and Possession With Intent to Distribute Drugs are the most common criminal charges brought in the U.S. District Court.

All of these crimes are felonies.  If a defendant who is charged with one of these crimes is not a U.S. citizen, being found guilty could result in his deportation.  To protect yourself against potential deportation, it's very important to have an attorney who understands both immigration and criminal law.  In many cases, it's possible to work hard to get the right kind of result that not only will protect you against having to serve an unfairly long prison sentence, but will also preserve your ability to fight to stay in the United States with your family.

If you or a loved one have been charged with a federal crime in Arizona, call us today.  We can help guide you through the complicated areas of criminal and immigration laws, and give you the best chance of success for both your criminal and immigration cases.