Criminal, Aviation, Litigation and Family Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona
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Law Firm OverviewThe law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC is a Phoenix, Arizona full service firm representing clients in aviation, criminal, family, injury, and litigation. We are dedicated to being with you every step of the way through this difficult time in your life.
Our attorneys take on only a limited number of cases, so if we agree to help you, you can rest assured that you will get aggressive, focused representation, as well as personal attention. Not every case requires the assistance of an attorney, and we are not afraid to tell you when you don't need us. If we feel that you would be better off handling your case without one of our lawyers, we will let you know and provide you with guidance on what to do next. We want what is best for you and if that means not hiring our law firm, then we will speak up.
Our firm is a diverse group comprised of attorneys from various backgrounds. Our three law partners reflect this diversity, which you can learn more about by viewing our attorney profiles. In addition, we are actively involved in the community. You will find us at the parks, sporting activities, and other local events. We represent family law, aviation, litigation, personal injury, and criminal law clients throughout Maricopa County, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Carefree, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Glendale, Surprise, Peoria, Tolleson, Avondale, and Buckeye and in some matters internationally.
Year this Office was Established: 2003
Languages: Spanish, French.
Areas of Law
- Appellate Practice
- Asbestos Mesothelioma
- Aviation Accidents
- Aviation Law
- Bicycle Accident
- Boating Accident
- Brain Injury
- Bus Accidents
- Business Litigation
- Car Accident
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Child Custody & Visitation
- Child Pornography
- Child Support
- Civil Litigation
- Computer Crime
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Injuries
- Controlled Substances
- Credit Card Fraud
- Criminal Defense
- Criminal Law
- Defamation, Libel & Slander
- Drug Crime
- Family Law
- Identity Theft
- Juvenile Crime
- Juvenile Law
- Money Laundering
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motor Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accident
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accident
- Personal Injury
- Pharmaceutical Litigation
- Pre-nuptial Agreement
- Premises Liability
- Railroad Accidents
- Sex Crimes
- Slip & Fall
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traffic Ticket
- Truck Accident
- White Collar Crime
- Workplace Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Additional Areas of Law: Modification of Orders; Dependencies; Grandparent's Rights; Probation Violations; Post-Conviction Relief; Internet Crimes; Conspiracy; Tax Evasion; Mail Fraud; Securities Fraud; Issuing a Bad Check; Larceny; Credit Card Theft; Sexual Conduct with a Minor; Molestation; Sexual Misconduct; Indecent Exposure; Solicitation of Minors; Cyber Stalking; Internet Threats; Computer Hacking; Dog Bite Injuries; Head Injuries; Job Injuries; Swimming Pool Accidents; Traumatic Brain Injury; Hit and Run Accidents; Train Accidents; Watercraft Accidents; Heparin Drug; Heparin Pharmaceutical Litigation.
Areas of Law Description
Our firm focuses on the following areas of law:
We have successfully handled aviation matters including: airplane and helicopter accidents, FAA enforcement and certificate action matters, and aircraft transactional. Our aviation practice is international in scope and we have been retained by clients in such diverse areas as Asia, Europe, and South America.
- Family Law
We assist clients throughout Maricopa County with the following:
In the state of Arizona, you do have to prove blame or responsibility to qualify for a divorce. The only thing you need to show is that your marriage is irretrievably broken, which means there is realistically no chance that you and your spouse want to continue on with your marriage. It could be that you have grown apart or cannot stop arguing, if you know your marriage is not fixable, you can move forward with a divorce.
Keep in mind that there are different types of child custody scenarios, including joint custody and sole custody. Joint custody can be further broken down into legal custody and physical custody. In general, for parents to be awarded joint custody, they must create and submit a written parenting plan to the court. Sole custody refers to the situation where one parent makes the final decisions regarding the childs welfare.
Dealing with a family law issue, such as child support, can be overwhelming and confusing. An experienced Phoenix family law attorney can represent you in court, as you pursue child support. A knowledgeable lawyer will also look out for the best interests of your children.
Modification of Orders
The idea of modifying an order after a painful divorce might seem like another headache to deal with. At the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC, we will make the process as stress-free as possible for you. Our Arizona family law attorneys are experienced in handling court modifications and will help you every step of the way.
Making the decision to adopt a child is one that brings both a sense of anticipation and confusion. Adopting a child is a rewarding experience, one that will change the lives of your family members, as well as the adopted child forever. The adoption process can also be challenging for families, as they try to navigate through the steps and procedures involved.
At the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC, we have an extensive knowledge of Arizona family law and can guide you through the legal maze associated with dependency. We are not your typical law firm. We take a personal interest in our clients and make ourselves available to answer questions, explain the process or simply to provide advice.
A prenuptial agreement is a contract in the eyes of the law. According to Arizona Revised Statute § 25-201(1), a prenuptial agreement is defined as an agreement between prospective spouses that is made in contemplation of marriage and that is effective on marriage. A prenuptial agreement is a written contract that outlines such things as the possession of assets, treatment of future earnings and control of the property. Even more importantly, it establishes how things will be split if the marriage ends in divorce.
If you are involved in a situation where paternity needs to be established, an Arizona family law attorney may be able to help you. We have extensive experience in Arizona paternity cases and work hard to ensure that the interests of the children and parents are protected.
Dealing with a family law issue, such as grandparent rights can be overwhelming. There are often a lot of emotions involved and knowing what steps should be taken can be downright confusing. We can help. Our Arizona family lawyers will walk you through the entire process of getting court-ordered visitation and will be available to answer your questions.
Alimony (Spousal Support)
If you are dealing with a family law issue, such as spousal maintenance, you dont have to face the situation alone. The Arizona family law attorneys at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC have helped residents of Maricopa County, just like you, with spousal maintenance, divorce proceedings, child support and more.
- Criminal Law
From felonies to misdemeanors, our skilled attorneys regularly represent the following types of criminal cases:
White Collar Crimes
If you have been accused of embezzlement, conspiracy, tax evasion or another offense, your future is at stake. You could be facing jail time and other penalties. The best course of action is to immediately contact an experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorney for advice. You have too much to lose. Contact the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten today.
The actions you take during your DUI stop and in the first hours after an arrest could have a big impact on your ability to avoid conviction. As Phoenix DUI lawyers, we want to offer crucial information about drunk driving charges to residents of Arizona, so we put together our must-read book DUIs in Arizona What You Must Know. To receive your free copy or to speak with a skilled drunk driving attorney, give us a call anytime.
The penalties for drug offenses in Arizona vary depending on the exact charge, the amount of drugs involved and the type of drugs in question. Also, the state will take into consideration whether the drugs were to be used for personal use or for sale. If you are convicted of a drug crime, you could be looking at mandatory jail time. It is therefore imperative that a knowledgeable Phoenix criminal defense attorney represents you. You have too much riding on the outcome of your case to risk working with an inexperienced lawyer.
Violating probation can have serious consequences. Even if you didnt realize your behavior violated your probation, you could still face jail time. It is imperative that you contact an experienced Phoenix criminal defense attorney immediately. There is the possibility that you will be given a second chance and can avoid jail. A lawyer may be able to get your probation reinstated. For more information, contact the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC.
A criminal traffic violation should be taken seriously. Not only could it impact your insurance rates and driving record, it could also affect your future. For more information or answers to your questions, contact one of the experienced Arizona criminal lawyers the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC.
f you are facing theft charges, you need to proceed cautiously. A conviction will stay on your criminal record and could haunt you for years to come. You could also be faced with jail time and other penalties. At the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC, we know how to build strong defenses for our clients to either get their charges dropped or lessened.
If you have been accused of aggravated assault, you need to contact a Phoenix criminal lawyer immediately. An experienced attorney will be able to review your situation and determine any possible defenses. Your attorneys goal will be to get the charges dropped or lessened to a charge that is not as serious. At the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC, we know what it takes to build a strong defense for our clients who are facing aggravated assault charges and we may be able to help you.
It is important that you take action when you are accused of robbery. That means you need to contact an experienced Phoenix criminal lawyer, who will defend you and work to protect your interests. Again, there are often defenses for robbery charges. A lawyer may be able to help you avoid jail time. At the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC, our Arizona criminal lawyers look out for the best interests of our clients and ensure that their rights are protected. As our client, we will do the same for you.
If you have been accused of one of these crimes or a different sexual offense, you need to recognize that there are often defenses available and consequently, there may be some hope for you and your family. The list of possible defenses in Arizona sex crime cases include:
. Insufficient evidence;
. Tainted evidence;
. Consent of both adults;
. Mistaken identity;
. Sexual interest was not a motivation.
To learn more about the other defenses that are often brought against sex crime allegations, contact one of the experienced Phoenix criminal lawyers at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC. We understand that when you are accused of a sexual offense, your life can change even before there is a guilty verdict. You may have found your life completely turned upside down when you were faced with a criminal charge. We can help you create a strong defense, so that you can protect your future.
Any of the following activities involving weapons could lead a criminal offense:
. Discharging a firearm illegally;
. Possessing a stolen weapon;
. Possessing an illegal weapon;
. Using a weapon to commit a crime;
. Assaulting someone with a deadly weapon;
. Committing a drive-by shooting;
. Violating parole by possessing a firearm.
The prosecution will not go easy on you if they believe you have committed a criminal offense involving a weapon. You could be facing a jail or prison sentence. The consequences could be even worse if someone was injured. Before you do anything regarding the accusations against you, contact a Phoenix criminal lawyer. You need a qualified and experienced attorney on your side who will defend you against the allegations.
There is a lot at stake when you are accused of murder, manslaughter or homicide. Choosing the right lawyer to represent your case should be the first action you take. Your attorney can make a big difference in the outcome of your case, so make sure you choose wisely. If you have been accused of homicide or another crime, contact the Arizona criminal lawyers at the law firm of Curry, Pearson & Wooten.
There is something known as a post-conviction relief proceeding that could help you or a family member if convicted of a crime. Basically, a person has the right to have his or her criminal conviction or sentence reviewed by a court to determine if any mistakes were made along the way. This is often referred to as a post-conviction proceeding or Rule 32 proceeding.
Whenever you are accused of a crime, you have a lot at stake. You need to consider the impact the conviction will have on you, your family and your future. It is crucial that you work with a Phoenix criminal lawyer who can build a strong defense on your behalf. Not every attorney is experienced in handling Arizona Internet crimes. Make sure the one you choose has a strong background in this area of law and has achieved successful results for his or her clients.
As a parent, it is scary to see your minor child arrested in Arizona. There are a lot of unknowns, and you fear for your child's future if he or she has to carry a criminal record into adulthood. For the most part, juvenile crimes are exactly the same crimes for which adults are tried. The main difference is that your child may be tried in juvenile court, which generally focuses more on rehabilitation. However, if the crime is serious enough, a child can still be tried in an adult court, with adult consequences.
- Injury Law
Get a free, no-hassle, consultation with one of our experienced Phoenix personal injury attorneys. We will be completely honest with you and explain your options. Remember that not every personal injury victim needs a lawyer. Sometimes all you need is to get the right answers to your questions. Our team of Phoenix accident lawyers handle all types of severe personal injury matters ranging from Heparin drug cases to airplane accident cases.
Being involved in a lawsuit can be a very stressful experience. We have the ability to successfully navigate you through this process. The attorneys of Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC, make up an effective team, able to take on the most complex and challenging issues facing you, whether involving aviation, civil defense, civil or business litigation, internet defamation, or other matters. Our lawyers have litigated high-profile cases in various courts throughout Arizona and other jurisdictions. Whether you face a jury trial, civil trial or administrative proceeding, our team of highly-skilled attorneys will be beside you every step of the way.
Ms. Kristen Curry
Criminal Law, Family Law
Mr. Michael W. Pearson
Accident, Administrative Law, Aerospace Law, Animal Bites, Appellate Practice
Ms. Kelly Peralta
Adoption, Alimony, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Civil Rights
Mr. Robert D. Wooten
Arson, Assault, Battery, Bribery, Burglary
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