Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney

Aaron Black is a distinguished and highly respected Phoenix Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyer.
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense recognized Aaron Black as one of the Top DUI Defense Lawyers in Arizona for 2014!
  • The 2012 and 2013 Southwest Super Lawyer Magazine named Aaron a Rising Star in Criminal: DUI Defense. Super Lawyer Rising Stars are nominated by their peers, and consist of no more than the top 2.5% of lawyers in their field of law under the age of 40 in Arizona and New Mexico. 
  • In 2014 and 2015 Southwest Super Lawyer Magazine named Aaron a Super Lawyer in Criminal: DUI Defense. Super Lawyers. Very few lawyers in the Phoenix area achieve such status during their career.
  • North Valley Magazine rated Aaron as one of the Top Valley DUI Lawyers in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • rates Aaron as a Superb 10.0 Lawyer. Read his Clients' Raving Reviews!
  • Aaron is rated by Martindale-Hubbel as an AV - Preeminent Lawyer; the highest level of professional excellence.
  • In 2013 and 2014 Aaron was recognized by The National Trial Lawyers and awarded the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" due to his litigation skills. "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" is an invite only Membership offered to the most qualified attorneys in each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of reputation, influence, stature and public profile.
  • The National Trial Lawyers also distinguished Aaron as a "Top 40 under 40" criminal defense lawyer due to his superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under 40 in both 2013 and 2014.
Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Aaron Black’s ultimate goal is to fight for the dismissal of your criminal case. He will aggressively defend you in court against the serious charges levied upon you by the government. Aaron will stand by your side and vigorously protect your constitutional rights.

Aaron defends individuals charged with all criminal offenses, vehicular crimes and DUI's in all Arizona federal, state and city courts.

Aaron is one of the premier Criminal Defense Attorneys in Phoenix with the knowledge and understanding of complex case litigation. He acquired his experience by defending approximately one thousand individuals facing criminal charges ranging from a traffic ticket to second-degree murder. As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Aaron regularly defends individuals charged with serious crimes that carry life-altering punishments and ramifications. He has successfully defended numerous jury and bench trials.

Recent Results

  • DUI .098 (West Mesa Justice Court) - Reduced to Reckless Driving and No Jail - 2/17/2015
  • Failure To Obey An Officer (Phoenix) - Dismissed at Trial - 2/12/2015
  • Assault (Phoenix) - Not Guilty at Trial - 2/10/2015
  • Drug DUI (Tempe) - Reduced to Reckless Driving and No Jail - 1/29/2015
  • Implied Consent 1 Year Suspesnion (Gilbert) - Voided after MVD Hearing - 1/28/2015
  • DUI .083 with an Accident (Moon Valley Justice Court) - Reduced to Reckless Driving - 1/9/2015
  • Implied Consent 1 Year Suspension (Scottsdale) - Voided after MVD Hearing - 1/8/2015
  • DUI .124 (Chandler) - Reduced to Reckless Driving and No Jail - 1/7/2015
  • Assault - Domestic Violence (Chandler) - Dismissed Prior to Trial - 12/17/2014
  • Telephonic Threat of Harm (Phoenix)  - Reduced to Diversion - 12/15/2014
  • 2nd Time Super Extreme DUI .205 - Reduced to 1st Time Extreme DUI (Scottsdale) - 12/3/2014
  • Barking Dog (Phoenix) - Dismissed day of trial with nine witnesses in court ready to testify against the defense - 12/2/2014
  • DUI (Chandler) - Dismissed in Full - 12/2/2014
  • Solicitation of Prostitute with Undercover Police (Phoenix) - Dismissed in Full - 11/21/2014
  • DUI Slightest Degree and DUI .08 (Phoenix) - Dismissed in Full - 11/18/2014
  • Extreme DUI .188 (Mesa) - Reduced to Regular DUI - 11/13/204
  • Extreme DUI .157 (Scottsdale) - Reduced to Regular DUI and NO JAIL - 11/5/2014
  • DUI .101 (University Lakes Justice Court) - Reduced to Reckless Driving - 10/23/2014
  • Extreme DUI .175 with Accident and Leaving the Scene (Gilbert) - Reduced to Reckless Driving due to Illegal Search and Seizure Issues - 10/9/2014
  • Extreme DUI .180 with Accident (East Mesa Justice Court) - Reduced to Regular DUI due to Blood Issues - 10/9/2014
  • Super Extreme DUI .249 with Rollover Accident (Phoenix) - Reduced to Extreme DUI on the Day of Jury Trial - 10/8/2014
  • Extreme DUI .189 (Kyrene Justice Court) - Reduced to Regular DUI - 9/15/2014
  • DUI .104 (North Mesa Justice Court) - Reduced to Reckless Driving - 9/10/2014
  • MVD 1 Year Suspension Voided For Refusing To Give Blood During A DUI Investigation - 8/29/14
  • Aggressive Driving and Reckless Driving (Kyrene Justice Court) - Dismissed in full by Prosecution - 8/27/2016
  • Extreme DUI .189 Actual Physical Control (Chandler) - Dismissed in full by Prosecution after Witness Interviews - 8/26/2014
  • DUI .081 (North Mesa Justice Court) - Reduced to Reckless Driving, No Jail, No Alcohol Classes - 8/13/2014
  • Assault & Disorderly Conduct - Fighting (Scottsdale) - Reduced to Diversion - 8/12/2014
  • DUI .142 (Gilbert) - Reduced to Reckless Driving - 8/4/2014
  • Super Extreme DUI .265 - Actual Physical Control - Sleeping in Running Car (Phoenix) - Case Dismissed - 7/22/2014
  • CDL DUI (Phoenix) - Dismissed day of Jury Trial - 7/21/2014
  • Solicitation of a Prostitute with Undercover Police (Phoenix) - Not Guilty - 7/17/2014
  • Super Extreme DUI .228 Actual Physical Control (Scottsdale) - Dismissed day of Jury Trial - 7/17/2014
  • Super Extreme DUI .210 with Accident (Scottsdale) - Reduce to Extreme DUI - 6/25/2014
  • Super Extreme DUI.217 (West Mesa Justice Court) - Reduced to .08 DUI - 6/25/2014
  • Extreme DUI .186/.190 (North Mesa Justice Court) - Not Guilty of Extreme DUI - 6/20/2014
  • Assault - Bar Fight (Phoenix) Self Defense - Not Guilty - 6/19/2014
  • DUI .115 (Guadalupe Municipal Court) Reduced to Reckless Driving - 6/19/2014
  • Assault Domestic Violence (Phoenix) Dismissed Day of Trial - 6/3/2014
  • MVD DUI Suspension Voided - 5/28/2014
  • MVD DUI Suspension Voided - 5/27/2014
  • Super Extreme DUI .229 (Gilbert) - Hung Jury - 5/14/2014
  • DUI .087 and 14 additional charges (Scottsdale) Reduced to Reckless Driving - 5/12/2014
  • MVD DUI Suspension Voided - 4/29/2014
  • MVD DUI Suspension Voided - 4/28/2014
  • Felony Aggravated DUI (Maricopa County Superior Court) Reduced to Endangerment/Misdemeanor DUI - 4/17/2014
  • DUI .086 Dismissed Day of Trial (Phoenix) - 4/15/2014
  • DUI Dismissed (Gilbert Municipal Court)  Pled to Civil Citation -  4/4/2014
  • Felony Aggravated DUI (3rd DUI) Reduced to Misdemeanor - Maricopa County Superior Court 4/1/2014
  • Extreme DUI .189 (Chandler) Reduced to Regular DUI and NO JAIL 2/28/2014
  • Running a Red Light and Causing Serious Physical Injury (Phoenix) Not Guilty 2/27/2014
  • DUI .086 (Scottsdale) Reduced to Reckless Driving 1/24/2014
  • Clearance of Arrest Record (Maricopa County Superior Court) Granted 1/23/2014
  • DUI Drugs (Peoria Municipal Court) Reduced to reckless Driving 1/21/2014
  • DUI .091 (West Mesa Justice Court) Reduced to Reckless Driving 1/21/2014
  • Conspiracy to Sell Marijuana a Class 2 Felony (Maricopa County Superior Court) Reduced to Diversion 1/17/2014
  • DUI .093 (West Mesa Justice Court) Reduced to Reckless Driving 1/14/2014
  • Super Extreme DUI .243 (Scottsdale) Reduced to Extreme DUI day of trial 1/8/2014
  • DUI Impaired to Slightest Degree (Tempe) Reduced to Civil Citation 11/25/2013
  • Extreme DUI .175 with Accident (Agua Fria Justice Court) Dismissed 11/22/2013
  • Reckless Driving (McDowell Mountain Justice Court) Reduced to Civil Improper Lane Change 11/20/2013
  • Extreme DUI .177 with Accident (East Mesa Justice Court) Reduced to Reckless Driving 11/14/2013
  • Minor in Consumption (Scottsdale) Diversion 10/31/2013
  • Super Extreme DUI (West Mesa Justice Court) Reduced to Extreme DUI 9/10/13
  • False Reporting to an Officer (Phoenix) Dismissed day of Trial 8/31/2013
  • DUI .139 (University Lakes Justice Court) Reduced to Reckless Driving and Underage Driving with Alcohol
  • DUI Drugs (Fountain Hills) Reduced to Reckless Driving 7/11/2013
  • Criminal Damage (Phoenix) Not Guilty 7/2/2013
  • DUI .211 (West Mesa Justice Court) Dismissed in Full - Illegal Stop 6/25/2013
  • Failure to Maintain A Single Lane (Scottsdale) Found Not Responsible 5/22/2013
  • Trespass (Phoenix) Dismissed on Defense Motion 5/20/2013
  • Serving Liquor Without a License (Phoenix) Not Guilty 5/7/2013
  • DUI .258 (Phoenix) Dismissed Day of Jury Trial 4/24/2013
  • DUI Drugs (Scottsdale) Dismissed 3/12/2013
  • Threatening and Intimidating Police (Phoenix) Not Guilty 2/12/2013
  • Burglary & Theft (Maricopa County Superior Court) Dismissed 2/7/2013
  • DUI Drugs (North Mesa Justice Court) Dismissed 1/30/2013
  • DUI Drugs (West McDowell Justice Court) Reduced to Reckless Driving 1/17/2013
  • DUI Drugs (Scottsdale) Dismissed 1/4/2013
  • DUI (Tempe) Reduced to Civil Citation 12/27/2012
  • False Reporting to a Police Officer (Phoenix) Not Guilty 12/20/2012
  • Assault (Phoenix) Not Guilty 12/18/2012
  • DUI (Arrowhead Justice Court) Reduced to Civil Citation 12/10/12
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Phoenix) Not Guilty 12/6/2012
  • Attempted Theft (Phoenix) Not Guilty Jury Trial 10/26/2012
  • DUI .119 (Desert Ridge Justice Court) reduced to Reckless Driving 10/17/2012
  • Class 3 Felony Burglary (Maricopa County) Reduced to Misdemeanor Trespass 8/16/2012
  • DUI (Phoenix) Not Guilty DUI Impairment, Hung Jury on .15 BAC 7/20/2012
  • DUI (Phoenix) Dismissed Day of Trial 7/5/2012
  • DUI (Scottsdale) Reduced to Reckless Driving 5/22/2012
  • DUI (Scottsdale) Case Dismissed 2/15/2012
  • Assault (Phoenix) Trial Not Guilty 2/14/2012
  • Assault Domestic Violence (Phoenix) Dismissed 1/12/2012
  • Driving on Suspended License (Tempe) Dismissed 1/10/2012
  • DUI (Phoenix) Case Dismissed 1/10/2012
  • Fraud Schemes (Maricopa County) Mistrial Granted 12/8/2011

*Each case is unique and results may vary

Personalized Service

Unlike many other Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorneys, Aaron defends a limited number of clients at a given time. This allows him to provide the personalized service expected of an Attorney. He does not employ “associates” or law clerks. When Aaron is defending your liberty you will work only with  him.

As a client, you will have direct personal cell phone access to Aaron twenty-four hours a day. Unlike large firms that want as many cases as possible, by defending a limited number of individuals you will get the personalized service you deserve.

Aaron will handle every aspect of your Criminal or DUI case, personally meet with you, and discuss your options so you can make informed decisions. The criminal justice system can be scary and confusing. With Aaron you will always have direct access to him to discuss any concern. Contact Aaron Black for a free consultation or call 480-729-1683 today!

Aaron's Philosophy

Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Aaron Black’s philosophy and reputation is to vigorously fight your Criminal case every step of the way. He is prepared for trial on every Criminal and DUI case. Though most Criminal and DUI cases resolve short of trial, favorable outcomes are often obtained through intensive pretrial investigations. Aaron will never recommend a guilty plea unless there is a substantial benefit to you that could not be gained any other way.

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Client Reviews

  • "Outstanding Criminal Trial Lawyer"
    Five Stars
    - Stacey
  • "Saved my life"
    Five Stars
    - Matt
  • "I highley recommend Aaron Black as an attorney!"
    Five Stars
    - Renee
  • "Aaron has been there every step of the way for a very challenging case...He believes in you, so it's easy to believe in him."
    Five Stars
    - Steve
  • "Attorney Aaron Black was a gift!! He did the research, presented the evidence and I did NOT go to prison or jail. I am eternally grateful."
    Five Stars
    - Dr. Soki
  • "Awesome! Aaron is a very reasonable, knowledgeable, and well spoken lawyer. He definitely made a difference in my DUI case. I am very glad he represented me. Especially the way he presented it to the judge. I'd recommend him!"
    Five Stars
    - Becky
  • "Aaron Black is a wonderful attorney. His knowledge and skills are impeccable and he is very friendly and approachable person. We need more lawyers out there like Aaron."
    Five Stars
    - Paul
  • "Mr. Black is an upper-tier criminal defense lawyer, and I strongly recommend him."
    Five Stars
    - Matt L.
  • "Attorney Black is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate and a credit to the legal profession."
    Five Stars
    - Howard
  • "Aaron was able to identify detailed mistakes made by the prosecution before ever going to trial. Worked quickly and assertively. Made me feel he actually cared."
    Five Stars
    - Matt R.
  • "Aaron was my attorney for a very serious DUI felony charge. I went through a couple attorneys who advised me to get my affairs in order there was no hope. With Aaron he recommended we take the case to trial! The outcome was unbelievable! I was not guilty on the felony!"
    Five Stars
    - Renee
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