Over 50 Years

of Criminal Defense Experience

Our attorneys have over five decades of collective legal experience that they use to your advantage.

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MayesTelles PLLC

No Two Cases

Are the Same

We understand that every client and their case is unique.
This is why we work to pair you with the attorney best suited for you.

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We Are Your Phoenix Criminal Defense Firm

Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney

More Than 50 Years' Experience Defending the Accused

Any run-in with the law can be frightening, whether it is your first offense or you have been in this situation before. The uncertainty of your future can make your situation even more intimidating. At MayesTelles PLLC, we understand what you are going though and are prepared to fight on your behalf with the skill and tenacity your case deserves.

Our attorneys have spent decades working on both sides of the bench in all kinds of criminal cases, including drug crimes, sex crimes, and DUI charges to name a few. What better way to learn how the prosecution thinks and acts than working as one for years? With that kind of experience on your side, you will be hard pressed to find better representation anywhere in Arizona. We understand how these cases need to be handled, and will work with you to ensure that you can enter your trial feeling confident in your future.

If you have been charged with a crime, the most important thing to do is to hire qualified legal representation as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the harder your case may become, and you want to put yourself in the best position to fight the charges against you. While our office open from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can reach us by phone at (602) 428-7104 any time of the day, any day of the week.

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By choosing

MayesTelles, you will have the benefit of attorneys...

  • With 50+ years of collective experience
  • Who make themselves available 24/7
  • Who are former criminal prosecutors
  • Who have handled thousands of cases
  • Who are listed in "Top 100 Trial Lawyers"
  • Who are listed in Arizona Super Lawyers®
  • Who are AV Preeminent™ rated on Martindale-Hubbell®

Whether faced with misdemeanor or felony charges, you need a formidable force in the courtroom.

Your future is on the line, so you need a team you can depend on. The Phoenix criminal defense lawyers at our firm works tirelessly on your behalf to fight for charge reduction or case dismissal.

The MayesTelles PLLC Promise

The criminal attorneys at MayesTelles operate on a set of principles
that drive our practice. Should you choose our law firm for your defense, we promise

  • 1

    To strive for the best result possible, not just the convenient way out

  • 2

    To offer representation that you can afford

  • 3

    To provide an initial evaluation of your case free of charge

  • 4

    To treat you with dignity and respect throughout the process

Get in touch with an attorney at
MayesTelles today when you call 602.428.7104 for a free case evaluation.

The Benefit of a Former Prosecutor on Your Side

MayesTelles PLLC has many former prosecutors on our team: David V. Telles, David Lish, and Melanie Laboy. This unique insight gives them the skills to anticipate an opponent's arguments and build a defense accordingly. During their time as prosecutors, they also became familiar with the courts, judges, and opposing counsel. Each criminal defense attorney at our law firm has a comprehensive understanding of both Arizona's legal system and the trial process, which can be an invaluable advantage in almost any case.

Contact a Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

If you have recently been arrested, accused, or you are under investigation for a crime, you cannot afford to waste any time. By contacting MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix criminal attorneys can evaluate your case to inform you of your legal rights and options. Our flexible payment options and client-centered approach give us an edge over almost any other defense law firm in the greater Phoenix area.

If you're ready to take back the life you deserve, contact a Phoenix criminal defense attorney from our firm today. Our office is open from approximately 8:00am to 5:00pm but we are available to take your calls 24/7. We look forward to speaking with you and acting as an advocate on your behalf.

Client Reviews

MayesTelles PLLC has enjoyed many positive reviews from former clients. Our goal is always client satisfaction, so we are extremely proud to receive testimonials such as the following.

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David V. Telles

David V. Telles

David Telles is a criminal defense attorney and partner at the Phoenix, Arizona law firm of MayesTelles PLLC. His extensive legal and law enforcement background serve to benefit his practice.

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David V. Telles
J. Blake Mayes

J. Blake Mayes

Attorney J. Blake Mayes is a criminal defense attorney with MayesTelles PLLC. He is committed to securing justice for clients facing felony and misdemeanor criminal accusations. He is "Top 100" rated by The National Trial Lawyers and AV Preeminent™ rated.

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J. Blake Mayes
Candy Marrufo

Candy Marrufo

Upon graduating with her Bachelor of Science in criminology, Candy Marrufo went to work for the organization "ICAN" where she worked with at-risk youths. After this, she pursued a degree in law. Ms. Marrufo's experiences have made her a more compassionate criminal defense a

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Candy Marrufo
Melanie Laboy

Melanie Laboy

With more than 12 years of legal experience, Melanie Laboy is one of the most respected criminal defense attorneys in the greater Phoenix area. Throughout her career, Melanie has handled countless cases – from misdemeanors to felonies as well as juvenile matters.

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Melanie Laboy
David Lish

David Lish

Attorney David Lish is a criminal defense attorney at MayesTelles PLLC. David is a former Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Scottsdale and former Deputy County Attorney for Maricopa County.

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David Lish
Claudia Z. Horan

Claudia Horan

Claudia Horan joins MayesTelles PLLC with both criminal defense and personal injury experience. Before joining our firm, Claudia gained experience with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office felony trial group.

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Claudia Horan
Jessica Hernandez

Jessica Hernandez

Attorney Jessica Hernandez is a criminal defense attorney at MayesTelles PLLC with over thirteen years of legal experience. Jessica is an Arizona native, originally from Superior, Arizona.

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Jessica Hernandez

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