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Arizona’s Premier Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Firm with 100+ Years of Combined Experience.

  • America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys®
    America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys®

    Attorney J. Blake Mayes has been named among America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys®, an invite-only selection that honors the most accomplished criminal and white-collar defense attorneys in each state. No more than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the U.S. earn this distinction.

  • Voted #1 by Ranking Arizona
    Voted #1 by Ranking Arizona

    Mayes Telles, PLLC has been voted #1 by Ranking Arizona five years in a row. This prestigious ranking has validated the time, dedication and drive we use to meet our client's needs every single day.

  • Lead Counsel Verified
    Lead Counsel Verified

    The Lead Counsel Rating is a comprehensive non-biased entity that rates attorneys on key factors individuals look at when they are choosing a lawyer to represent their case.

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers is a rating service that rigorously evaluates attorneys in more than 70 practice areas and honors them based on positive peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys who have been named to Super Lawyers are some of the top attorneys in their fields.

  • AV Preeminent
    AV Preeminent

    Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ is a the peer review system for lawyers to recognize other lawyers for outstanding legal skills and high ethical standards. Attorneys use this rating system to evaluate other lawyer's abilities within specific legal issues. 

  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers is an organization that consists of the top trial lawyers in each state. Lawyers are evaluated and included on this honor on an invite-only basis.

  • Former Prosecutors & Law Enforcement
    Former Prosecutors & Law Enforcement

    At MayesTelles, our award-winning attorneys include many former major crimes felony prosecutors and law enforcement. This means they have a unique perspective on criminal law that helps benefit our clients with insight and the skills to understand the arguments that will come up on the opposing side before they happen.


We've Won Thousands of Cases 

  • DUI Client Charged with DUI

    Client, GS, charged with DUI - sentence was reduced to reckless driving.

  • DUI Charges Dismissed

    S.H., a MayesTelles client, charged with DUI in Chandler Municipal Court. Case result: All charges dismissed.

  • DUI Super Extreme DUI Charge

    Our client, H.G., was charged with Super Extreme DUI and driving without a valid Arizona license. We were able to get the client's case dismissed. Location: Phoenix Municipal Court Case: State v. H.G.

  • DUI Client Charged With DUI

    Our client, B.V., was charged with driving under the influence. We were able to get the client's DUI reduced to reckless driving. Location: Surprise Municipal Court Case: State v. B.V.

  • DUI Client Charged with 6 Counts of Aggravated DUI

    Location: Maricopa County Superior Court Our client, R.G., was charged with six counts of aggravated driving under the influence. MayesTelles PLLC was able to get this entire case dismissed.

  • DUI Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving

    Client RC was stopped by Mesa Police for a civil traffic violation and later charged with DUI, Extreme DUI, and Super Extreme DUI in a justice court. During the course of their representation, Mayes Telles attorneys discovered important inconsistencies in the police reports. When we presented these issues to the State, the prosecutor’s office agreed to drop all DUI charges in exchange for RC pleading guilty to an amended count of Reckless Driving, a class 2 misdemeanor.

  • DUI Client Charged with 4 Counts of Aggravated DUI

    Client M.W. was charged with 4 counts of Aggravated DUI in the Maricopa County Superior Court in July 2016 for allegedly riding a motorized bicycle under the influence of alcohol. He faced significant prison time if convicted, faced an offer of 3 years in prison, and was not eligible for probation if convicted. The attorneys at MayesTelles demanded that the State include certain materials in their presentation to the grand jury resulting in the grand jury refusing to indict and the case being dismissed.

  • Criminal Damage Criminal Damage (Felony 5)

    Our client was facing one count of Criminal Damage, a fifth degree felony. We were able to achieve an entire case dismissal.

  • Criminal Damage Open Container Violation

    Our client, T.O., was charged with an open container violation which is a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to secure a "not guilty" verdict at trial. Location: Scottsdale Municipal Court

  • Criminal Damage Criminal Damage & Leaving the Scene

    Our client, D.S., was charged with one count of Criminal Damage (a class 1 misdemeanor) and one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident (a class 2 misdemeanor). We were able to get the client's case dismissed.

  • Criminal Damage Client Facing Multiple Criminal Charges

    Our client, DA, was charged in Scottsdale City Court with 1 count of disorderly conduct and 1 count of criminal damage, class 1 misdemeanors. After reviewing the police report and scene photos, and interviewing all the witnesses, attorney Paula Dixon was able to get all his charges dismissed on the day of trial.

  • Assault Client Facing Assault Felony

    M.L. was charged with 1 count of Aggravated Assault, a class 3 dangerous felony. She plead guilty to Aggravated Assault, a class 6 undesignated felony, with a stipulation to 3 months of initial jail. She received credit for 32 days and the rest of the jail time was deferred. She was placed on 3 years of supervised probation. She has the opportunity to designate the offense a misdemeanor after successfully completing probation. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court

  • Assault Case Dismissed

    MayesTelles client, Z.G., was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault, a class 6 felony, in the Maricopa County Superior Court. If convicted, he was looking at a conviction for Aggravated Assault, and a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison. The attorneys at MayesTelles demanded the State present exculpatory material in their presentation to the grand jury. As a result, the grand jury did not indict, and the case was dismissed completely.

  • Disorderly Conduct Client Charged with Disorderly Conduct

    Our client, K.F., was charged with Disorderly Conduct, a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to get this client's case dismissed. Location: Tempe Municipal Court

  • Disorderly Conduct Client Charged with Disorderly Conduct

    MayesTelles client S.K. was charged with disorderly conduct in the Scottsdale City Court in 2016. MayesTelles attorney Claudia Horan obtained a not guilty verdict for him following a multi-day trial.

  • Disorderly Conduct Disorderly Conduct and Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed

    Our client T.O. was accused and charged with disorderly conduct and domestic violence, a class 1 misdemeanor. After a trial, our client was found not guilty of the charges against him and the case was dismissed.

  • Disorderly Conduct Disorderly Conduct Charges

    MayesTelles was able to achieve a complete case dismissal for a client charged with Disorderly Conduct.

  • Drug Crimes Client Charged with Possession of Marijuana

    Our client was charged with Possession of Marijuana (Felony 6) and we were able to get his felony reduced to a misdemeanor.

  • Drug Crimes Client Faced Domestic Violence & Drug Charges

    Location: Mesa Municipal Court Our client, C.W., was facing a disorderly conduct (domestic violence) charge and a possession of drug paraphernalia charge. MayesTelles PLLC was able to achieve an entire case dismissal.

  • Drug Crimes Client Facing Multiple Felony Drug Counts

    Location: Maricopa County Superior Court Our client, T.C., was facing 2 counts of "Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale" (Methamphetamine) – a class 2 felony, 2 counts of "Possession of Drug Paraphernalia" – a class 6 felony, and a count of probation violation. MayesTelles PLLC was able to get this entire case dismissed.

  • Drug Crimes Narcotic Drug Violation (Felony 4)

    Our client was charged with the fourth degree felony of a Narcotic Drug Violation. We were able to achieve a case dismissal.

  • Drug Crimes Possession of Marijuana for Sale

    Our client was charged with Possession of Marijuana for Sale, a felony of the second degree. We were able to get his sentence reduced to probation only.

  • Drug Crimes Felony 2 Marijuana Charge

    MayesTelles represented a client charged with Conspiracy to Possess Marijuana for Sale, a Felony 2 in Arizona. We were able to get our client's case dismissed.

  • Drug Crimes Felony 6 Drug Charge

    Our client was facing one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Felony 6 in Arizona. We were able to achieve a case dismissal.

  • Drug Crimes Multiple Felony Drug Charges

    Our client, T.J., faced one count of possession of dangerous drugs (a class 4 felony) and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia (a class 6 felony). We were able to get the case dismissed. Location: Yuma County Superior Court

  • Juvenile Crimes Charges Reduced

    Maricopa County juvenile client charged in adult court with armed residential burglary. Moved case back to juvenile court and client pled to a substantially reduced charged and placed on juvenile probation.

  • Sex Crimes Multiple Counts of Sex Crimes

    Our client faced multiple charges, including: Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Voyeurism, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. We were able to get our client's charges reduced to one count of Negligent Child Abuse.

  • Sex Crimes Client Faced 5 Felony Sex Offenses

    Our client, Mr. C., was charged with five counts of felony sex offenses, including two counts of Sex Conduct with a Minor and three counts of Molestation of a Child. We were able to get the case dismissed upon a successful Motion to Dismiss. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court

  • Sex Crimes Client Charged with Prostitution

    MayesTelles was able to achieve a case dismissal on behalf of a client charged with Prostitution.

  • Sex Crimes Dangerous Crime Against Children Charge

    Our client was charged with Sexual Conduct with a Minor, which in Arizona is a Dangerous Crime Against Children. We were able to take this serious felony sex offense and achieve a complete case dismissal for our client.


Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorneys

100+ Years' Combined Experience

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 through and are prepared to fight on your behalf with the skill and tenacity your case deserves.

Former Prosecutors Working for You

Our criminal attorneys in Phoenix 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.

We're Available Whenever You Need Us!

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 more difficult 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 our criminal attorneys in Phoenix by phone at (602) 428-7104 any time of the day, any day of the week.

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 MayesTelles PLLC work tirelessly on your behalf to fight for a charge reduction or case dismissal.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People 
We're There to Help.

At MayesTelles, our criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix, AZ know that sometimes your situation isn't your fault. When you've been accused of a crime, you need quality representation that will aggressively fight for your freedom.

Why Hire Our Firm 

  • Over 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Former Major Crimes Prosecutors & Law Enforcement
  • Available 24/7
  • Voted Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Thousands of Cases Handled

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The Benefit of a Former Prosecutor on Your Side

MayesTelles PLLC has many former prosecutors on our team: David V. Telles, Mark Mendoza 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 in the Phoenix area. Each Phoenix 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 experienced criminal defense lawyers in Phoenix, AZ 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.

Get in touch with a criminal defense lawyer in Phoenix, AZ at MayesTelles today when you call (602) 428-7104 for a free case evaluation.

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.

  • There are no words I can give you to thank you for what your company has done for me!!

    “There are no words I can give you to thank you for what your company has done for me!!”

    - K.H.
  • Loyal! Honest law firm! Best lawyers ever! Only pick MayesTelles

    “I sure hope to never get in trouble again but when I did I put my money and trust in MayesTelles. Not only do they listen, they CARE! As if it was them in my shoes! They don't judge you or make you feel uncomfortable and you can sit back and relax while th”

    - L. M.
  • Choosing MayesTelles was a great choice which has put my mind at ease.

    “Choosing MayesTelles was a great choice which has put my mind at ease.”

    - E.W.
  • I had a great experience and would definitely recommend David Lish.

    “Got myself in some trouble and David Lish pulled me right out. He was really good at making me feel comfortable and helping me understand exactly what was going on with my case. David made my Felony go down to a misdemeanor and allowed me to come home to N”

    - Elizabeth
  • Zach Thornley the greatest criminal lawyer at Mayes Telles

    “Zach turned hell to heaven (not guilty) for me and I will never say enough thank you for the fantastic job he did!!!!! Zach thank you”

    - SG