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Call Robert W. Precht, a winning lawyer.

Mr. Precht will personally handle your case and get you out of the lonely corner.

Serving the following communities: Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler, and Tempe.

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  • Great service and knowledge

    "Robert recently represented my brother in a criminal case in Maricopa County. From the beginning, his knowledge of the laws and procedures was evident and the choice to secure his services was an easy one to make. Being located on the other side of the US, it was important we had an attorney who was highly familiar with the laws and participants. Robert kept our family in constant communication as we maneuvered the process. His expertise was instrumental in securing a favorable plea and judgement for our family member. He walked the entire family through the case, managed delicate communications and delivered a sound performance. I would recommend that anyone in need of a criminal attorney in this area talk to Robert before you make a final decision on representation. I assure you will find him extremely competent to handle your situation at a fair cost."

    Criminal case, 2014-09-13/p>

  • Highley recommended!!!

    "Robert Precht, I have retained Robert Precht for myself & others on a few occasions. He is a very outstanding, amazing criminal defense attorney. He will fight for you hard and get you the best results! He truly cares about his clients and his experience will show in the end. I would highly recommend him to everyone. He is affordable, reliable, experienced & caring. He is also very down to earth which creates a comfortable atmosphere for you. Sincerely, Mary Lynn"

    mary lynn, 2015-03-31

  • Great Job!!

    "I hired Robert Precht as my attorney after I received a DUI. He was excellent. Mr. Precht was flexible with my payments and did a great job. After we had pushed the trial out for 8 months with continuances, my DUI was dropped to a reckless driving. Mr. Precht uncovered errors done by the arresting officers and, in turn, got my charges reduced greatly. I was looking at 24 hours in jail, 60 days suspended license, a year of ignition interlock, a year of probation, $5000 in fines, not to mention having a DUI on my record. After Mr. Precht pleaded me down, I received 24 hours in jail, minimal fines, no DUI on my record, no ignition interlock, still have my license, and no probation. I highly recommend Robert Precht to anyone with a DUI. THANKS ROBERT!!!!"

    DUI Dropped to Reckless Ryan, 2011-07-21


Practice Area

I provide representation for ALL criminal, DUI, and personal injury cases!
  • Felonies

    The State of Arizona classifies its crimes into categories called felonies and misdemeanors. These classifications make the biggest difference in what punishment or punishments will be received.

    There are currently Class 1 through Class 6 felonies.

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    Felonies
  • Misdemeanors

    Under the State of Arizona’s laws, misdemeanors are crimes punishable by up to six months in county or local jail. More serious crimes, called felonies, are punishable by state prison terms of one year or more.

    There are currently Class 1 through Class 3 misdemeanors.

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    Misdeameanors
  • Juvenile Offenses

    In juvenile cases, the actions are considered to be a violation of the law only because of the youth's status as a minor (typically anyone under 18 years of age).

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    Juvenile Offenses
  • Traffic Matters

    A traffic violation may seem like a minor violation, when compared to something like a DUI, but in the state of Arizona, excessive speeding can be a misdemeanor crime, making it a serious yet common criminal offenses.

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    Traffic Matters
  • DUI / DWI

    (Driving Under The Influence or Driving While Intoxicated) Not limited to but commonly Misdemeanor DUI, Extreme DUI, Impairment charges, Aggravated DUI, Reckless driving, Underage driving, Under the influence, Open container, and Endangerment.

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    DUI
  • Personal Injury

    Automobile accidents, Falls, Dog bites, and Negligence cases.

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    Personal Injury

Frequently Asked Questions


Here are the answer's , what people frequently ask me

Criminal Law FAQs


We only have to look in the yellow pages to know that there are a lot of lawyers in Arizona. What separates your law office with the many other criminal lawyers and defense firms in Arizona?

The first thing is that I am a sole practitioner, not a big firm, with a big expensive overhead. That means I have the ability to charge lower legal fees. In fact, I have been told by clients that my fees are the best that they heard, when shopping for an attorney. What you see is what you get. When you call my office you will speak to me. When you have a court hearing, I will be your attorney. You will receive personal representation, and not be treated as just another case.

When a person is shopping for a lawyer, would you say fees are the number one concern when choosing a lawyer to hire?

Obviously price is important, especially during these tough financial times but a person wants more than just a low cost attorney. Experience counts! With my Law office, you will not just get low cost legal representation, but an experienced lawyer. I have been practicing criminal and DUI law for 18 years, and have handled thousands of cases successfully. I have practiced in all the justice courts, city courts and superior courts in the State of Arizona. I can say that I know the system.

And why would you say its important to not wait too long before hiring an attorney for your criminal case?

Once a charge is filed, the State begins its case against you. There may be important time limits in filing defenses and motions. Having the assistance of a defense lawyer will help to minimize your exposure to potential problems and defend your case during the sometimes speedy legal process. Although I can help one at any state of his or her’s case, it is always better, if possible, to get a lawyer going early on during the process.

Besides Dui’s and traffic offenses, what types of criminal cases does your office represent?

I accept all felony cases and can defend any felony charge one might have. This includes all drug offenses, theft cases, domestic matters, assaults, and even juvenile matters.

So you can represent juveniles along as well as adults?

Yes I can. Often a parent will call me to help assist with a juvenile matter involving their son or daughter.

In regards to Felony charges, what can a person expect to happen to them if they are charged with a felony in the State of Arizona?

Obviously, it depends on the charge and whether or not a person has prior felonies. In addition, if the defendant is on probation or parole, the State will come at them with tougher penalties. Probation or even prison may be what the State is seeking on your felony case. Therefore, getting an experienced lawyer who knows the system and laws of Arizona is important. Time is critical in these cases as one should have a criminal defense lawyer by their side as soon as possible. Most people know this but often wait too long before hiring a lawyer to help. The sooner the better in my opinion.

DUI Law FAQs


When a person receives say for example a DUI in the State of Arizona, do they always need a lawyer to help them?

It is always wise to have a lawyer by your side to defend your dui or criminal charges. The laws in Arizona can be harsh. For example, receiving a misdemeanor Dui offense could result in mandatory jail. The Dui Laws state that:

  • - a first offense, if convicted (even if your driving record was clean), can result in 1-10 days in jail. Plus mandatory fees, fines, and court ordered counseling.
  • - if this offense is an extreme (being over a blood alcohol level of .150), you could receive 30 days in jail.
  • - if your blood alcohol is over a .20, you could face 45 days in jail (super extreme dui)
ALSO if you have prior dui’s in your past, the penalties are much worse and the offense possible could even be charged as a felony aggravated Dui. Thus, it is important to have an experienced lawyer to help. You have rights, defenses, and options. A person does have too much to lose by not having a lawyer by his or her side to defend their case. My job is to try to save you not only money, but time. Your liberty and freedom are important.

What is an Arizona Ignition Interlock?

An ignition interlock device hooks up to your vehicle's ignition system and requires you to pass a BAC test before you can start your vehicle and drive.

You will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed for any DUI offense in Arizona.

For more information, please contact the Arizona MVD or your court.

For a list of approved ignition interlock installation companies, please visit the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division website.

How can I get my driver's license reinstated?

After you complete the requirements of your criminal court sentence and wait out the duration of your driver's license suspension or revocation, you'll need to reinstate your Arizona driver's license.

Your reinstatement requirements will vary depending on your specific circumstances, but you'll typically need to:

  • Submit court clearance documents.
  • Pay a reinstatement fee of $20 in addition to an application fee.
  • Pass any driver's license tests, as required by the AZ DMV.
  • Submit proof of your insurance with an SR22 form.

For more information about some of your possible reinstatement steps and requirements, please contact The Law Office of Robert W. Precht for more details.

How do I go about hiring a DUI attorney?

A DUI attorney not only knows how the Arizona court systems works, but also has special expertise in DUI cases.

A DUI isn't like a general traffic violation, such as a speeding ticket. If you're arrested, you'll be charged with a crime and must appear in a criminal court. The state of Arizona takes DUI charges seriously, and you'll be faced with several penalties if you're convicted.

Hiring a lawyer can help guide and advise you from arrest to resolution.

It's entirely imperative to locate a lawyer as soon as poosible so the time spent can be building your defense case. Contact The Law Office of Robert W. Precht right away for a consultation and decide if you need a lawyer to represent you.

What are the long-term consequences for having a DUI conviction?

DUI convictions not only cost you a lot up front; they also cost you money in the long run.

In addition to bail, fines, and other common court costs, you'll also have to pay:

  • Driver's license reinstatement fees to the AZ MVD.
  • Higher Arizona car insurance rates.
  • Rental fees for an ignition interlock device, if it's required.
  • Fees for alcohol education or treatment programs.

The list of expenses and the strength of BAC evidence may deter you from hiring a DUI attorney.

However, even if a lawyer can't help you avoid a conviction, they can save you time and money in other ways, such as:

  • Appearing in court for you or with you.
  • Advising you of the best course of action for your circumstances, such as what kind of plea to enter.
  • Filing the right paperwork.

Overall, your lawyer's expertise can keep you from making mistakes that could cost you even more and give you the confidence that your case is being handled in the best way possible.

What do I do if I was arrested for DUI but I wasn't drunk?

Your personality type and your genetics may put you at high risk for driving under the influence (DUI, DW!, DWAI, OUI etc) violations and their serious ramifications. But, just because you might be predisposed to having problems with alcohol doesn't mean your destiny is certain.

Being aware of how alcohol affects you personally can help you make good choices; you will learn about this in your driver's education courses. Using common sense can keep you out of trouble, too.

And, always be mindful of the following:

  • Drinking and driving fatalities are one of the top most preventable causes of death in the US.
  • The cost of an average DUI is between $5,000 and $12,000.
  • 30 people die each day in America in drunk driving accidents.

Personal Injury FAQs


How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

Most of us have heard the phrase personal injury, but many people may not be sure exactly what it means. A personal injury refers to a situation where someone has been physically or emotionally injured or killed by the wrongful act of another.

A personal injury claim is when the individual harmed wants to get money from the person or company that wronged them as compensation for the harm. This claim may be for negligence, which simply means the injured person claims the wrongdoer was careless. Automobile accident cases are the classic example of negligence claims. Another example is a slip or trip and fall which is called premises liability.

If the carelessness is committed by a professional, such as a doctor, lawyer or accountant, it is called professional malpractice. As you might guess, products liability refers to harm caused by a defective product. Finally an industrial or worker’s compensation claim is one for injuries or death which occurs on the job. Unlike other personal injury claims, the person making the worker’s compensation claim need not prove anyone was at fault or careless in order to recover worker’s compensation.

Who will pay for my medical bills, lost time from work and physical limitations?

Personal injury law says that if someone else carelessly causes an accident they can be responsible to pay medical bills, as well as any pain, discomfort, emotional harm, lost wages or physical limitations which are the result of the accident.

Expenses for medical bills and lost time from work are usually easy to calculate down to the penny. However, a compensation for pain, scarring, emotional harm, or physical limitations - both short and long term - are not so easy to calculate. For these items you, your lawyer, insurance companies and sometimes juries must decide the fair and reasonable amount of money that will compensate for your injuries and harms.

Remember, however, that the other person may not have any insurance, or enough to pay the bills. Also, sometimes there may be a dispute as to who was at fault or whether all the injuries and treatment are directly related to the accident. That’s why it’s usually best to first submit your bills through your own health insurance. A lawyer can advise you on questions of fault, available insurance coverage and who is responsible to pay for these things as well as whether your health insurance, treating doctors or hospital have a right to a share of your claim.

Do I need a lawyer to make a claim?

Although you are not required to have an attorney to make a personal injury claim or to negotiate with an insurance company, an attorney can help you to understand your legal rights. If you caused an accident or may be responsible for someone else's injuries, an attorney will usually be hired by your own insurance company to represent you depending on the type of claim and coverage. Regardless, if you are in an accident you should always immediately contact your own insurance company and tell them what happened. This is true whether you think you were at fault or not.

How long do I have to pursue a claim?

If you are unable to agree on an amount to settle your claim with the other person(s) or their insurance company, you must file a lawsuit to protect your rights. For most negligence cases in Arizona, you must file the lawsuit within two years of your injury. Be careful, though, because some deadlines can be as short as six months. There are different requirements for making a claim against government agencies, or if you were hurt on the job.

How are personal injury attorneys paid?

Some lawyers charge their clients based upon how many hours they work on a matter for their client. Others charge a set amount for handling specific types of problems. Most personal injury lawyers are paid a percentage of the money you ultimately obtain as part of a settlement or trial. This is called a contingency fee.

The way this usually works is the lawyer agrees to bring the claim and do his/her best to get a satisfactory settlement. If a settlement cannot be reached, then the lawyer will take the case to trial and ask a jury to decide what the client should be paid. At the beginning of the case, the client agrees that the lawyer’s pay will come out of the money he actually gets for the client; an agreed upon percentage of the amount collected. Once money is obtained for the client the lawyer then takes that percentage of the money collected.

The client and lawyer also usually agree at the beginning of the claim that the lawyer will pay all the litigation related costs of the case until money is collected for the client. At that time, the reimbursement of those litigation costs, in addition to the contingency fee, comes out of the money collected for the client. These litigation costs may include filing fees at the court house, costs for investigators, expert witnesses and the cost of obtaining medical records. These costs are separate and different than attorneys’ fees. Fees are to pay the lawyer for his/her time, skill and effort. Costs cover expenses the attorney had to pay up front to advance a personal injury claim to a settlement or trial.

Finally, it also is usually agreed at the beginning of a case that if the lawyer does not succeed in getting any money for the client, then the client will not owe any fees at all to the lawyer. Fees in a personal injury claim almost always depend upon the lawyer being successful in obtaining money for the client. The client, however, may still have to repay the lawyer for costs associated with the personal injury claim.

How can I find an attorney?

One of the best ways to find a lawyer is to get a referral from a trusted friend or family member. Ask questions such as “How did you know the lawyer? What kind of matter did the lawyer handle for you? Was the lawyer prompt and attentive to your needs? Were you satisfied with the result?” If you already know a lawyer you should ask that lawyer what her specialty is. Most lawyers practice in particular areas and you may find it wise to hire a lawyer who specializes in personal injury.

The Law Office of Robert W Precht has considerable experience in personal injury claims. Contact our office for a FREE consultation to learn if you have a case as well as determine if Robert W Precht is right for your representation.

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Robert W. Precht, Attorney At Law is ready to help you defend your case.
"I am not a big law firm, and I do NOT charge big law firm prices. I work one-on-one and help you get the defense you deserve and have a right to.

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Criminal Defense

When arrested and charged with a crime, you may feel backed into a corner with no place to go. Jail or prison time or a damaged reputation may be hanging over your head. It might seem that there is no way for you to fight back and no one is on your side. It does not have to be a losing game for you! You do have rights and possible legal defenses.

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DUI Defense

Perhaps you have just been charged with a drunk driving in the State of Arizona. The DUI laws in Arizona are harsh and complex. It is in your best interests to have an experienced DUI lawyer to help you in your defense. The consequences of a DUI may be incarceration, fines, counseling and license issues. At the Law Office of Robert W. Precht, you will have an experienced Mesa DUI trial lawyer who has handled over a thousand cases successfully.

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Personal Injury

If you have been involved in an automobile or motorcycle accident, you need a lawyer who cares for your rights. You have legal rights! At the Law Office of Robert W. Precht you will be treated with respect and professionalism. We will work with the insurance companies and defense lawyers to help get you what you deserve. You do not need to attempt to settle your personal injury matter alone.

BIOGRAPHY


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Robert W Precht , Attorney At Law

  • Licensed in both the State of Ilinois (since 1996) and the State of Arizona (since 1997)
  • Graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago Illinios
  • Previous Maricopa County Public Defender

The Law Office of Robert W. Precht started in the year 2000. The Law Office of Robert W. Precht specializes primarily on Criminal and DUI Defense and has successfully handled over a thousand cases. Robert W. Precht is an experienced criminal defense trial lawyer who has conducted trials in both misdemeanor courts and Superior Felony courtrooms.

Mr. Precht is a veteran of the US army and proudly served both overseas and in the US.

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Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler, and Tempe.

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