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experienced
Over 30 years of experience
defending thousands of those
charged with crimes
criminal law
specialist
Our practice is focused exclusively on
Arizona criminal law
award winning
Voted as Top 100 Defense
Lawyer by American Society of
Legal Advocates
proven results
We are passionate about getting you
the very best result possible

Arizona State Bar Certified
Criminal Law Specialist

If you are under investigation or have been arrested, contact our defense
attorney today for immediate help. Failure to take prompt action can mean
the loss of your license, your career, or even your freedom.

The public tends to disregard those who have been charged with a criminal offense and usually writes them off as criminals who are deserving of any punishment fit for them. However, an accusation does not make a person guilty. We live in a society that practices the presumption of innocence, which is the principle that one is innocent until proven guilty. An arrest does not equal a conviction, and this is where an experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorney comes into play.

Each crime is different and involves a unique set of circumstances.

Criminal defense attorney Craig Orent works hard to ensure that the court can view the facts as they transpired, rather than allowing jurors to make their own judgments. Criminal law depends largely on the presentation of the case to the court, and Craig Orent has over 30 years of experience defending clients in the courtroom. Not every attorney excels at litigation and you do not want a brand-new lawyer defending your case in criminal court as a “trial run.” You should instead place your trust in an attorney who has proven himself time and time again to be an experienced and talented criminal defense attorney.

After practicing law in California and Massachusetts, the Phoenix criminal lawyer settled in Arizona where he initially worked as an assistant legal defender at the Maricopa Country Legal Defender’s Office, focusing on felony cases in Phoenix, which included capital first degree murder, robbery, and rape. He then worked at the Federal Public Defender’s Office for a time before he founded Orent Law Offices, PLC. By applying his expertise and knowledge of the criminal justice system, Craig Orent effectively represents accused persons in city, state, and federal criminal courts throughout Arizona. Whether you received a minor traffic violation or are accused of a Phoenix sex crime, Craig is a trusted criminal lawyer that will defend your rights. Craig Orent is one of the few lawyers in the state of Arizona to be invited into the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. This is due to his proven track record as a criminal defense attorney and the manner in which he zealously defends his clients in the courtroom.

Craig Orent represents a wide spectrum of cases
relating to criminal defense which include:

Charged with a Crime in Phoenix? Call Now

An arrest is not a conviction and Phoenix criminal lawyer Craig Orent can assist you in breaking down the facts of your case to develop a defense strategy. Rest assured that your case is in good hands with the Orent Law Offices. It is important that you contact the Orent Law Offices shortly after your arrest so Craig Orent can begin formulating a defense strategy as soon as possible. Criminal trials are often subject to tight deadlines which involve submitting documents to the court shortly after arrest and interviewing witnesses who may be integral to your case. The longer you wait to contact a criminal attorney in Phoenix, the more likely that key witnesses will begin to forget the specific facts of the case. Our firm can help you deal with issues related to being arrested, criminal investigations, sentencing, appeals and any criminal charges you may be facing. Contact or stop by our Phoenix offices today for your initial free consultation.

What our clients say
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What our clients say
“Craig was aggressive and determined, always on top of things. He had my future in his hands and not once did he give up on my case.”

criminal defense client

What our clients say
“Highly recommend to anyone needing help; Honest, straight forward, made it easy for me to go through a difficult time.”

mauricio, a dui client

What our clients say
“He handled my case with great care and concern and helped me through the process. I highly recommend him and am very happy with the turnout of my case. His knowledge and expertise puts him in the top 10% but his understanding, caring and trustworthiness places him at #1.”

criminal defense client

What our clients say
“Excellent lawyer, who rescued me. Highly recommend to anyone facing criminal charges.”

AC, a criminal defense client

How to choose the best criminal
defense attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Choosing the right defense attorney is not easy. There are many great criminal
defense lawyers in Phoenix, so how do you choose the best one?

  1. Hire a lawyer who specializes in criminal defense. Here at Orent Law Offices, that’s all we do so 100% of our practice is focused on defending those charged with crimes in Arizona.
  2. Choose an attorney with extensive experience. Attorney Craig Orent has been trying criminal cases for more than 30 years! Our law office has handled it all, from defending those charged with drunk driving to defending people charged with murder. Not only do you want a lawyer with experience practicing law, but you want an attorney who has extensive trial experience. Craig has handled hundreds of jury trials and has an impressive trial record.
  3. Look for an attorney who has a proven track record and has a reputation for winning. Of course, we can never guarantee the outcome of any case, but our history of successfully defending those charged with crimes in Arizona is impressive.
  4. Find a defense attorney who has won awards recognizing his or her work. Here at Orent Law Offices, we have multiple awards under our belt, including National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Attorneys, The Nation’s Top One Percent Attorneys – National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers – The American Society of Legal Advocates and many more.
  5. Choose a defense attorney who is passionate about their work. Craig approaches every single case with the same passion and dedication no matter what kind of case he is handling. We strongly believe that each person should be represented in the same way that a family member would want to be represented if faced with similar accusations.
Criminal Defense Case Results
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DUI and Domestic Violence
Assault + Disorderly Conduct

Outcome

Domestic violence charges
dismissed + DUI reduced to
dry reckless

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Conspiracy, illegal control of
enterprise + possession of marijuana

Outcome

Dismissed prior to trial

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Theft

Outcome

Dismissed on day of trial

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Assault

Outcome

Not Guilty

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Assault

Outcome

Not Guilty

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Conspiracy, illegal control of
enterprise + possession of marijuana

Outcome

Dismissed prior to trial

Charge

Theft

Outcome

Dismissed on day of trial

Charge

DUI and Domestic Violence
Assault + Disorderly Conduct

Outcome

Domestic violence charges
dismissed + DUI reduced to
dry reckless

legal awards + MEmberships