Scottsdale Criminal Defense Lawyers & Attorneys

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If you’re looking for criminal defense lawyers and attorneys in Scottsdale, Canterbury Law Group can help you. We are experienced in defending those accused of assault, domestic violence, white collar crimes, theft, murder, sex crimes, DUI, drug charges, weapon charges, gang related crimes, resisting arrest and much more.

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If you are charged with a crime in Scottsdale, AZ, you need an experienced and an aggressive lawyer on your side. Beneath is a list of the case types Canterbury Law Group handles. Check out our website and start your case consultation by contacting us today. After all, we are here to protect and defend your rights.

Canterbury Law Group is available to help you to resolve your legal matters.
Contact us today to arrange an initial consultation in person or by phone.

Scottsdale Criminal Defense Attorney - Matt Hilscher

Criminal Defense Attorney Matt Hilscher learned the importance of a strong work ethic while growing up working for his family’s landscaping business in Fort Worth, Texas. Today, he defends folks charged with any crime in every county of Arizona. Prior to The Canterbury Law Group, Matt was a Partner and Managing Attorney of the Criminal Division of a prestigious downtown law firm. Matt cut his teeth a bit differently than most attorneys, as his first major felony trial was First Degree Murder. Matt is different than the rest, dumping his heart and soul into each case. An outside-of-the-box thinker, Matt crafts unorthodox strategies that get results.

Matt’s results speak for themselves

  • Recipient of the 2018 Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Recipient of the 2017 & 2018 Ten Best Attorneys Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Recipient of the 2016 & 2017 Nationally Ranked Top Ten Criminal Attorneys Under 40 Award, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Recipient of the 2018 Rising Star Award, Criminal Law, American Institute of Legal Advocates
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Client Testimonials


“…he is very thorough and methodical, he explains why he is doing what he is doing…He has a different approach than many attorneys to a lot of different issues, approaches that work. Matt is not afraid to think outside of the box.”


“Matt was an amazing attorney, I had charges that were totally bogus and he stood by my side for months fighting for me. Today I appeared in court for trial and all charges were dismissed.”


“The Best Attorney! I think that Mr. Hilscher has gone above and beyond for my case. Far exceeding my expectations. I am more than happy with my results.”


“Matt is a great lawyer. He assured me that he was going to win my case, and confidently did. I highly recommend Matt to all clients”


“By far the best lawyer I’ve had ever had to hire… people, hire Matt he’s the best not blowing smoke up your behind”


“He won the case and I recommend him to anyone. He truly is a fantastic lawyer! Hire Matt if you want to win.”

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Why Choose The Canterbury Law Group.

  • We have a thorough knowledge of how prosecutors and judges handle cases. We use this experience and insight to assemble effective defense strategies tailored for your case.
  • We are totally dedicated and loyal to our clients and that is witnessed during every step of the pre-trial and trial process.
  • We perform case evaluations for individuals who have been arrested or charged with state, federal or offenses, felonies and misdemeanors.

The Canterbury Law Group defends all kinds of criminal charges, including the following:

Domestic Violence

In Arizona law, domestic violence is an act by one individual against someone they have an intimate relationship with, such as a spouse, a child or close relative. The nature of the abuse varies widely and that is reflected in the penalties issued. You can sit down with the professionals at the Canterbury Law Group who are experienced and will listen to the individual circumstances you are facing. You can even be charged with “aggravated domestic violence” which may carry harsher penalties. The sooner you retain a lawyer, the sooner your criminal charges can resolve.

Drug Crimes & Possession Of Illegal Narcotics

The “war on drugs” is taken very seriously in the state of Arizona and law enforcement spend a great deal of time to reduce the number of drug offenses in the state. Whether your situation includes possession, the distribution of drugs or illegal narcotics or the manufacture or cultivation of illegal substances, you will need the strong lawyers at Canterbury Law Group on your side! Call us today for a consultation.

White Collar Crimes, Fraud, Racketeering & Embezzlement

Many white collar crimes including corporate fraud, racketeering embezzlement and fraudulent artifices of some description and are often tried in the federal system. Although no violence may be involved, you are in a serious degree of legal trouble when having to deal with such charges. You should definitely contact Canterbury Law Group before speaking to any investigators or law enforcement. That way you can move forward with legal counsel protecting your rights. Do not every speak to law enforcement without your lawyer present.

Theft, Organized Retail Theft, Robbery & Burglary Crimes

All of crimes differ greatly by their nature. But some of the types of theft crimes the Canterbury Law Group can assist you with include burglary, carjacking, computer theft crimes, grand theft, grand theft auto, identity theft, petty theft, possession of stolen property, robbery and shoplifting. A conviction for theft may have a devastating impact on the rest of your life. Your criminal record will be accessible to future employers, and some thefts are felony offenses. The Canterbury Law Group team will fight for your future and your freedom against these charges.

DUI & Aggravated DUI

Arizona has very strict drunk driving laws as the convictions handed out by the courts show. Even if you are convicted for the first time of a DUI, you may face jail time, steep fines and of course the suspension of your drivers license. If you are found guilty of Aggravated DUI, you will face mandatory prison time. Canterbury Law Group will help you get the best outcome possible in this very serious legal situation.


In Arizona, a person is guilty under state law if they take pre-meditated action with the intent to kill another person, including unknowingly killing an unborn child. You may face a charge of murder in the first degree if it was part of another felony charge and the crime is considered to be a felony murder if defendant flees the scene of the crime immediately following the act. Punishment can include the death penalty and life imprisonment so please contact The Canterbury Law Group today. We are experienced and will fight for you.

Brandishing A Weapon & Weapon Charges

When facing a weapon charge you may find yourself in state or federal court. The skilled legal defenders at Canterbury Law Group can help you obtain the best possible outcome as the result may be years in a federal or state prison if you are found guilty. We have helped many who have been charged with differing kinds of weapons charges, so call Canterbury Law Group today for your initial consultation.

Assisting A Criminal Gang

Arizona laws are tough if a crime is committed and considered to be “gang-related.” For one thing, you do not have the option of a reduced sentence and in the case of felony convictions, the penalty will be increased by three years. Also, gang-related crimes are tougher to obtain a pardon, release or suspended sentence from. However, the Canterbury Law Group is on your side and will work with you to get the best possible outcome.

Resisting Arrest

Resisting arrest includes arguing, stepping back, pulling your hands away or any other action law enforcement considers as “resisting arrest.” It is a serious charge and may have an impact on how you are treated in court. Often the individual is trying to comprehend what is going on and this leads to a charge of resisting arrest. If you physically struggle, a charge of assault may be added. This is why you need professional legal representation from the professionals at Canterbury Law Group who can help you if you face these charges.

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes can include indecent exposure, lewd conduct, sexual harassment sexual assault, rape, prostitution, child molestation, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. These are serious charges and should not be taken lightly. Punishment for these crimes can vary greatly, please contact the Canterbury Law Group for a consultation as it is critical you have a powerful criminal defense lawyer on your side.

Restraining Orders / Order of Protection

Need to file a restraining order or need help contesting a restraining order in Arizona? Our experienced Order of Protection Lawyers in Scottsdale, Arizona excel at having wrongfully obtained or fraudulent Orders of Protection quashed and thrown out of court. Do not delay in contacting an experienced OOP attorney immediately if you have been served with an OOP. We can also help with Injunctions Against Harrassment. Orders of Protection in Arizona, also known as restraining orders, are binding injunctive commands issued by a Court to protect a spouse from being harmed, harassed or threatened by another spouse or co-parent. The legal standards for securing an order of protection vary depending on the history of the two parties’ relationship. It is essential to contact an attorney to evaluate and invoke your rights.

Assault, Battery, Aggravated Assault & Aggravated Assault On A Police Officer

Assault is punishable as a misdemeanor up to 1 year in jail and $2,00 in fines. You may also have to do community service or be placed on probation if you are convicted. Battery is not a term used legally in Arizona but is a commonly used term in the media and legally in other states. Aggravated Assault is a felony and is punishable by 15-25 years in prison. Aggravated Assault includes the use or possession of a deadly weapon, assault against a minor, assault related to a sex crime and serious injury to the victim. Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer is a felony offense and may lead to years in prison. Being accused of a crime does not mean you will be convicted, so let the attorneys at Canterbury Law Group help you. Call today for your initial consultation.

Criminal Lawyer Cost Scottsdale

The average cost of a criminal defense lawyer in Scottsdale, AZ is $8,000 with average prices to hire a lawyer ranging from $1,000 – $15,000 in the Phoenix Area for 2020 according to LegalMatch. *Disclaimer – This is not an actual quote. If you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer contact Canterbury Law Group to start your initial consultation.

You can expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $300 per hour to hire a criminal defense lawyer according to CostHelper. For example, Thumbtack says, “if an attorney has a $200 hourly fee, he or she may require a 10-hour retainer fee of $2,000 says “Criminal lawyers who charge by the hour may break up the hour into 15-minute or 6-minute increments… The lawyer who charges $200 an hour in 15-minute increments would charge you $50 for that time, while a lawyer who charges the same but in 6-minute increments would only charge you $20.”

A lawyer costs about $2,000 to $3,000 for a misdemeanor. According to Nolo, “a defendant charged with a misdemeanor that goes to trial should not be surprised by a legal fee in the neighborhood of $2,000–$3,000; an attorney may want an advance of around $2,500, and $1,000 per day of trial in a felony case.”

A lawyer can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 for a felony. TheLawMan says, “most will agree that the cost for a first-degree felony is at least $10,000, often more. For the most experienced lawyers, you should expect to pay between $35,000 and $100,000 or even more.”

If you are charged with misdemeanor drug possession you can expect to pay anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000. If you are charged with felony drug possession you can expect to pay a retainer of $2,500 and pay a cost of $1,000 per day of trial according to WeSource.

According to CostHelper, You can expect to pay about $3500 for a misdemeanor drug possession charge. You can expect to pay about $10,000 for a felony drug possession charge. You can expect to pay about $25,000 for a serious felony drug possession charge.

Learn more about the average cost for a criminal defense lawyer.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Consultations in Scottsdale

The Canterbury Law Group should be your first choice for when you need a legal defender in a criminal case. Our experienced professionals will work with you to obtain the best possible outcome in your situation. You can trust us to represent you fully, so you can get on with your life. Call today for a consultation!