Criminal Law

Yuma, AZ Criminal Defense Attorney Fights to Uphold Your Rights

Criminal charges require immediate, decisive action

If you have been charged with a crime, you’re in the system and on the path to serious consequences. Immediate attention is necessary to defend against those consequences. The longer you wait, the harder it becomes to achieve a favorable outcome. At the Law Office of Phil Hineman, P.C., we have more than 25 years of experience trying felony and misdemeanor cases in state and federal court. We know how to grasp every available opportunity and use it to provide a strong criminal defense. When you turn to us, you are able to work directly with an experienced attorney who is also a former criminal prosecutor. You benefit from both our knowledge of the other side’s tactics and our ability to successfully counter those tactics in even the most serious cases.

Criminal defense means fighting to get results

When facing serious criminal charges, it can be easy to lose hope and imagine you don’t have a chance. But when you enlist our law firm to help you, you have more than a fighting chance. Although no defense attorney can guarantee results, we can promise you close personal attention and our passionate commitment to your case. We know the criminal justice process from both sides and remain at your side throughout your case after you have been charged with a crime.

We handle all misdemeanors and felonies in state and federal courts. Common charges that we defend against include:

  • Drug crimes — From simple possession to manufacturing and trafficking, we are prepared to challenge the authorities’ case against you. We’ve successfully handled drug charges involving marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth, OxyContin and other types of controlled substances.
  • Border stops — Although U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has the right to make traffic stops within a certain distance from the United States-Mexico border, you have the right to fight back. If a border stop results in an arrest, you need a highly experienced defense lawyer on your side.
  • DUI charges — A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can cost you fines, fees, jail time and a license suspension. In many cases, we can mitigate the consequence of an arrest and preserve your driving privileges.
  • Sex crimes — Allegations of sexual assault, rape, or possession of internet child pornography can ruin your reputation and, if proven, carry long sentences. State and federal prosecutors pursue these charges aggressively, so you need experienced defense representation that can effectively challenge their case.

In less serious cases, such as marijuana possession and first-time DUI, we know what steps to take to help you avoid fines, loss of license, jail time, and a mark on your permanent record. Even in major criminal defense cases, when it seems as if the facts and the odds are against you, our experience helps us deliver much better results than you might have expected.

Contact our Yuma, AZ law firm for a free consultation and fast action

Only trust your criminal defense to an experienced defense lawyer. Call the Law Office of Phil Hineman, P.C. at 928-257-1155 or contact us online immediately to schedule a free consultation. The sooner we can get started, the more options we have at our disposal in mounting your defense.


  • Affordable, personal representation
  • Free consultation by phone (Criminal / Bankruptcy cases)
  • Evening/weekend appointments
  • 20+ years of experience
  • Offices in Yuma, Payson, Mesa, and Peoria

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