If you have been arrested and accused of a crime, a criminal defense attorney can protect your rights and ensure that you get a fair trial. If you are convicted, you may face harsh punishment including prison time and fines. Regardless of the outcome of the case, your reputation may be damaged. The Ramos Law Firm will work diligently to defend you because we believe that an individual accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty.
As a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Mr. Ramos can handle all felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. Mr. Ramos defends individuals who have been charged with the following crimes:
Criminal Defense Legal Strategy
By understanding the circumstances of your case and weighing the strength of the evidence against you, he will design a thorough legal strategy that includes:
- Evidence Collection and Investigation — Mr. Ramos will obtain and review the police report to ascertain all the relevant facts, interview all relevant witnesses, seek out evidence of your innocence and present it at trial, uncover hidden evidence or witnesses, and determine if there are other mitigating factors to support your case.
- Pre-Trial and Trial Work –Mr. Ramos has expertise in pre-trial investigation, discovery and legal motions — all of which are essential in preparing a case for trial. During the trial, he will effectively question and cross-examine witnesses and present any evidence of reasonable doubt. Mr. Ramos will be prepared to present alternative theories of the crime in order to gain an acquittal.
- Appeals — In the event of a conviction, Mr. Ramos will determine if there are grounds for an appeal and will continue to fight for your rights.
How the Ramos Law Firm Can Defend Your Criminal Charges
Paul Ramos has nearly 30 years of experience as a Criminal Defense Attorney and he is a Certified Criminal Specialist in Criminal Law. He has expertise in current state and federal criminal law and he will develop the best defense for an acquittal. If you have been arrested, are under investigation, or have been charged with a crime, call the Ramos Law Firm today.
What does it mean to be a certified legal specialist in Arizona?
The Arizona Board of Legal Specialization identifies lawyers who have demonstrated superior knowledge, skill, integrity, professionalism, and competence in a specific area of law, to better serve the public. The Board certifies attorneys in eight areas of law. To obtain certification, lawyers must meet specific requirements.
What are the general requirements for Board Certification?
To qualify for certification, an attorney must:
- Be licensed to practice law for at least five years (seven years for criminal and real estate certification)
- Be licensed in Arizona for at least two or three years
- Devote the equivalent of 50% to 70% of a full-time law practice in the specialty field
- Handle a specific number of cases in the specialty field
- Demonstrate integrity, professionalism and a high degree of competence in the specialty field
- Receive favorable peer review from attorneys, judges and other professionals in the specialty field
- Pass a written examination
What areas of law have a certification program?
Currently the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization recognizes the following fields of law for Board certification:
- Estate and Trust
- Family Law
- Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
- Real Estate
- Workers' Compensation
How many attorneys are currently certified?
Out of a total State Bar membership of more than 17,000 active members, approximately 700 Arizona attorneys are Board certified.
How long does an attorney remain certified?
Certification is for a period of five years, after which time the attorney may apply for recertification. Attorneys must demonstrate that they meet the requirements of continuing legal education and substantial involvement in the specialty field on an ongoing basis.
How do you know whether an attorney is certified?
A certified attorney is entitled to:
- Indicate certification on business cards and letterhead
- Display the certificate awarded by the Board of Legal Specialization
- List the certification in legal directories and telephone listings
*Source: The State Bar of Arizona