Tucson Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you’ve been charged with a crime in Tucson and your future is at stake, you want a criminal defense attorney who will work hard to defend you. You want an attorney who will fight to help you avoid fines, jail time and a criminal record. You want an attorney who will get the job done.


At The Law Office of Douglas W. Taylor in Tucson, we have been getting the job done for more than 17 years. We have an impressive reputation for fighting drunk driving charges, drug charges, domestic violence charges and many other types of criminal charges. From skillful handling of pre-trial work to aggressive courtroom representation, we will do what it takes to get you through this.


Criminal Defense With A Personal Touch


We don’t believe in sending others to do our work for us. We are hands-on. When you enlist us to fight criminal charges, you will get one-on-one representation from your lawyer. Douglas W. Taylor will handle your case personally from the first meeting to the final resolution.


Before moving forward with any criminal defense strategy, we will take the time to educate you about the law as it pertains to your case, the potential issues that may arise and the options available. We will answer any questions you have. When a strategy is agreed upon, we will press forward. Throughout the process, we will remain accessible to you and keep you informed with regular progress reports.

You are innocent

The law is clear: You are innocent until proven guilty.


The reality is that many people are charged with crimes they did not commit. Others are overcharged and faced with penalties far greater than their offenses merit. Many simply made a mistake and should not have their lives ruined because of one misstep.


At the Law Office of Douglas W. Taylor in Tucson, we will fight to maintain your innocence. We will hold the prosecutor to their burden of proof. If they believe you are guilty, they will have to prove it with evidence. We will shine a light on that evidence and show its flaws. We will research and investigate and bring evidence of our own when appropriate. Our goal is to get bad evidence thrown out, have your case dismissed, win your case at trial or have the charges and penalties reduced to something that will not damage your future.


With more than 15 years of experience in City, County, State, and Federal Arizona courtrooms, we are good at dealing with local prosecutors. We know how to negotiate with them when appropriate, and have a reputation for results during the pre-trial phase. However, we are also trial-ready. We are fully prepared to argue your case in front of a judge and jury if that is what it takes.

Criminal Defense Against All Misdemeanor And Felony Charges

Led by criminal defense lawyer Douglas W. Taylor, we can provide criminal defense against all misdemeanor and felony charges in state and federal court, including:


·Drunk driving and related charges such as refusal to take a breath, blood or urine test. We also assist with driver’s license suspension.

·Drug crimes such as drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug sale.

·Domestic abuse and related charges such as assault, stalking and harassment. We also provide guidance regarding orders of protection.

·Theft crimes and related charges such as shoplifting, robbery and burglary.

·Property offenses such as vandalism and arson.

·Traffic offenses such as driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and speeding.

·White collar crimes such as embezzlement, money laundering, fraud and public corruption.

·Sex crimes such as sexual assault.

·Violent crimes such as assault and battery, manslaughter and homicide.

·Animal welfare cases involving animal abuse or neglect. This includes cases of dogs being hurt or left without food and water or left in hot cars.


We also handle all matters related to criminal charges, including civil forfeiture, bail/bond forfeiture, Proposition 100 immigrant bond hearings, extradition hearings, warrants, failure to appear in court and more.

Juvenile Criminal Defense

In addition to representing adults in criminal cases, we also defend juveniles facing juvenile offenses. The juvenile court system is substantially different than the adult criminal court system, and we are well-versed in successfully navigating both systems.

Criminal Appeals And Post-conviction Matters

We handle all post-conviction matters, including appealing criminal convictions. We can provide guidance in conviction set-asides, expungements, and record sealing. We also defend against parole, probation and sex offender registration violations.