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Former Prosecutor

Former Prosecutor on Your Side

Scottsdale Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are charged with any type of misdemeanor or felony offense, you should be confident that your attorney has the legal experience and courtroom skill needed to effectively challenge the allegations made against you. Attorney Randall J. Craig is a seasoned defense attorney who has practiced in Arizona for more than 30 years. Before founding his own firm, Attorney Craig served as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. This period of service provided our Scottsdale criminal defense attorney with invaluable understanding of the trial process, and our team can use this experience to benefit your defense.

The Benefits of Enlisting a Former Prosecutor for Your Case

During his time as a prosecutor, Attorney Craig gained tremendous knowledge of the criminal system, as well as the ways in which the prosecution seeks to obtain guilty verdicts. Attorney Craig is familiar with the tactics prosecutors use and prepares detailed defenses for his clients to counteract these strategies. His experience with building cases has taught him how to plan for all possible accusations from witnesses and prosecutors, and he is also able to spot the flaws in the cases against his clients and exploit these errors for their benefit.

Attorney Craig knows how important it is to thoroughly investigate the allegations and evidence brought against his clients so that he can create comprehensive and compelling defenses. No matter the charges our clients face, Attorney Craig tirelessly protects their rights and aggressively advocates for their best interests. He constantly strives to have his clients' penalties reduced or their charges dropped altogether, and he can fight for you before the courts.

Charged with a crime in Scottsdale, Arizona?

At the Law Offices of Randall J. Craig we understand that conviction could have severe implications upon your relationships, freedom, and future, and our team can provide the relentless defense you need. Attorney Craig has achieved one of the state's best trial records as a criminal lawyer and he can tirelessly advocate for your rights and interests before the court. Regardless of whether you face misdemeanor, felony, or federal charges, you deserve proven and dedicated legal counsel.


Contact our firm today to learn how we can powerfully represent you against criminal allegations.

Attorney Randall J. Craig has received many awards and letters of commendation for his achievements and has made multiple appearances on national networks including CBS News, Fox News Channel, NBC, Inside Edition and others. Admitted to the State Bar of Arizona and United States Federal Court District of Arizona, he has represented the accused in all types of cases from simple misdemeanor to complex major criminal cases.

Aggressive Defense

Whether you face allegations for aggravated assault, domestic violence, are under investigation or charged in a homicide, or other violent felony crime, a conviction will impact many aspects of your life and your future. It will affect your freedom, finances, schooling, possible career choices, personal relationships, reputation in the community, as well as jeopardize certain freedoms and privacy that you may now take for granted. You need an attorney at your side throughout the entire legal process to protect your best interests and your constitutional rights, and who can provide an aggressive and creative legal defense.

The valuable insight gained from extensive work prosecuting and defending cases in the Arizona state and federal court systems has proven worthwhile in formulating successful defense cases for clients. Past working relationships with judges and familiarity with the different procedures and strategies of the prosecution can work in the favor of the defendant. This background as a prosecutor assists in making the right decision about when to go to trial and when to negotiate with the prosecutor for the most favorable outcome in a violent crime case. Additionally, a former prosecutor has specific knowledge regarding the likely verdicts of certain judges, which way the courts are leaning, and the ways that individual prosecutors negotiate and what could be expected.

Challenging the Evidence and Procedures

Staying ahead of the prosecution is a large part of a well-executed defense. Careful review of the evidence presented by the prosecution and close attention to detail can reveal flaws in their cases and weaknesses that will not hold up against a challenge. Various areas to consider are the arrest procedure used by law enforcement. Did you receive the Miranda warning? Did police officers follow strict protocol when handling blood, hair, fiber samples or other pieces of forensic evidence? Was a search warrant valid? A former prosecutor will be looking into all of these questions, and has an exceptional ability to provide a high quality defense against all types of criminal allegations.

At The Law Offices of Randall J. Craig Attorney at Law, we work hard for our clients with the goal of attaining the best possible case result, based upon the details of the case. We can consult with you regarding your unique situation and advise you of your available defense options. The attorney you choose to represent you following an arrest, at arraignment, and to act as your counsel at any hearings and other court proceedings, can make a real difference in the outcome of your case.

For more information about The Law Offices of Randall J. Craig Attorney at Law and how the added leverage of having a former prosecutor defend your case could help in your defense, call us today.

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Why Choose Our Scottsdale Criminal Defense Lawyer?

We understand what your criminal charges mean for your future.
  • Unique Insight
    We understand how prosecutors and judges handle cases, and we use this unique insight to help construct effective defense strategies for your particular case.
  • Fierce Dedication
    Our absolute dedication and loyalty to our clients is evident during every step of the pre-trial and trial process.
  • Case Evaluations
    We offer case evaluations for individuals who have been arrested or charged with all types of misdemeanors, felonies, or federal offenses.
  • Former Prosecutor
    As a former prosecutor, Attorney Craig brings extensive experience, insightful knowledge, and impressive results to the table.