Phoenix DUI, Criminal, & Domestic Violence defense during COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

by Aaron Black • April 03, 2020
Empty courtroomDuring these tough times, life still must go on. With that said, I would like to keep you up to date on the current state of affairs regarding the courts at this time if you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges in Phoenix, AZ and surrounding communities.

How is COVID 19 affecting Arizona Courts?

Arizona courts have, for the most part, closed to the public, and there are no jury trials taking place right now until at least May 1, 2020. Cases are still being processed, be it slowly, and many hearings and cases are being handled over the phone with limited in-person appearances. 

Currently, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is delaying the filing of many new felony charges.

For most felony cases, the prosecutor has 7 years to file the charges. If you have been arrested on a misdemeanor, the prosecutor has 1 year to file the charges.

If you are arrested or stopped by the police and served a citation, give me a call. The case is proceeding against you, and despite COVID-19, I am available 24 hours a day at (480) 729-1683.

Are Law Firms deemed Essential Business?

Governor Doug Ducey deemed that legal services are an “essential business” during the pandemic.

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC, is, therefore, an “essential business,” and I will not be closing. I am here for you and ready to defend you if you are facing criminal or DUI charges.

CDC & the Coronavirus

Although my office is open, I am practicing social distancing as deemed appropriate by the CDC.

We can always talk by phone or video chat. Even before the pandemic, 50% of all my clients hired me over the phone before ever meeting in person.

I can easily review documents that are emailed or texted to me, and payments can be made by credit card via email and Square® processing.

These are crazy times and Criminal, Domestic Violence and DUI charges only compound an already stressful situation.

If you are facing Criminal for DUI charges, Contact Phoenix, AZ Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney Aaron Black or call (480) 729-1683. I am available any time, day or night, on weekends and holidays.

I defend clients in Arizona’s justice, city, county, state, and federal courts.

About the Author

Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.

Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.

Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.

After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.

Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.

You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to inform clients and potential clients I am still available for consultations. I am always available by phone, text and/or email. We can also use Facetime for social distancing. The criminal justice system is not stopping due to COVID-19.

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