Practice Areas Overview
Budoff & Ross, P.C. represents people who have been charged with or are under investigation for crimes in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and throughout Arizona, with particular emphasis on the offenses listed below. Mr. Ross has extensive experience in all of these areas, along with the respect of those within the legal and judicial systems, as well as former clients. We work diligently with you to develop and implement a strategy that is tailored to address the charges against you, conduct a thorough investigation, and provide the personalized support you deserve. We are well aware of the serious consequences and collateral effects that a criminal conviction can create. Our professional acumen and service-oriented representation will serve as a welcome support system throughout the process.
We serve individuals facing a variety of sex offenses including online child pornography (in both state and federal court), sexual conduct with a minor, child molestation, sexual assault and sexual abuse. Sex offenses in Arizona, found at Chapter 14, Title 13 of the Arizona Revised Statues, include sexual assault, sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse, child molestation, and others. All sex offenses carry serious penalties, including the potential for mandatory registration as a sex offender. Even without a conviction, the mere investigation or charge of a sex crime yields negative consequences for your career and personal life.
DUI and Vehicular Offenses
We devote a substantial portion of our practice to defending clients against charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and other vehicular crimes. To learn more, visit the DUI and Vehicular Crimes page.
The felony offenses of assault, homicide, robbery, or other violent crimes carry the possibility of serious penalties, including lengthy mandatory prison sentences, and, in the case of First Degree Murder, the possibility of the death penalty. A conviction for any violent crime may also create a "ripple effect," causing other legal problems relating to employment, immigration, and family law matters.
Arizona drug offenses, found at Chapter 34, Title 13 of the Arizona Revised Statues, include the unlawful possession, use, production, manufacture, transportation, and sale of a number of controlled substances, such as marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, and prescription drugs. Penalties for a drug conviction vary, depending on the seriousness of the crime and whether it is a state or federal prosecution. Both federal law and Arizona law provide for mandatory minimum sentences that can result in long prison terms for relatively minor drug crimes. The U.S. Sentencing Commission has an extensive and complex manual that is used to determine the basic sentencing calculations for a federal offense. Arizona sentencing provisions can be found in the Arizona Sentencing Chart.
White Collar Offenses
In recent years, white collar crimes have gained public attention around the country. A conviction for theft, business or commercial fraud, embezzlement, or any white collar crime can lead to serious penalties and non-legal consequences. Depending on the charge, sentences may include significant fines and prison time. A conviction for any crime involving dishonesty can also affect your reputation and employment prospects.
Grand Jury Investigations
It is very common for state and federal prosecutors to use their powers and those of the grand jury to conduct criminal investigations. Mr. Ross represents individuals who may be either the "target" of such an investigation, the "subject" of the investigation, or a "witness" concerning the investigation. There are important legal distinctions and strategies among these three categories. Having an attorney represent you during the course of the investigation can be critical in terms of the outcome of that process and what, if any, formal charges are filed or not.
It is not uncommon for individuals placed on felony probation in either state or federal court to find themselves the subject of probation revocation proceedings. This may be either because they have been charged with or committed a new criminal offense or because they have allegedly violated a "technical" term of their probation regarding compliance with orders or directives from the probation officer. These probation revocation proceedings carry serious consequences, including the very real possibility of remaining in custody throughout the legal proceedings, having your probation revoked, and being sentenced to prison.