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Michelle Villanueva Skura

Michelle Villanueva Skura

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury...
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Summary

Michelle Villanueva-Skura is both a criminal defense and personal injury attorney with a passion for individual rights, government accountability, and personal freedom. Her background in insurance defense and personal injury makes Michelle an aggressive advocate for her clients. Michelle serves her community by defending its citizens’ rights and holding law enforcement and the prosecution to the standards imposed by both the state and federal Constitution.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Juvenile Law
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30-60 minute free initial consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted.
  • Contingent Fees
    Our Personal Injury contingency fee is one of the lowest in the Valley.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
ID Number: 032998
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Education
University of Miami
B.A. (1997) | English Literature
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University of Oxford
other (1996) | English Literature
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Awards
10 Best in Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
American Institute Criminal Law Division recognition of excellence in criminal defense client satisfaction in Arizona.
40 under 40
National Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers recognition of Michelle Villanueva Skura, Esq. as a top 40 Attorney.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona # 032998
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Safeguarding Your Rights
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Blog
Blog for Villanueva Skura Attorneys at Law
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. Can they charge me with a DUI for this?
A: Hello. I am sorry to hear about this encounter. It is very important that you contact an attorney. Even if you passed the sobriety test and were technically not "impaired" if the Blood Calibration results yield any traces of THC or any other metabolites then the State can charge you with a DUI. The only affirmative defense would be if you had a Medical Marijuana card. This would still require that an attorney submit motions and argue the defense on your behalf. In regards to the Marijuana in the trunk you are look at a possession and depending on whether it was a concentrate, wax or resin you could be looking at a Possession of Narcotics Charge. This is due to the recent changes in the way AZ interprets what is protected under 203 and what is not. Please feel free to reach out if you have additional questions or would like a consultation this weekend. 480-923-9001.
Q. What if i get pulled over and the cop gives me a “DUI” ticket but doesn’t take my blood test or doesn’t take me to jail
A: Welcome to AZ. I am sorry to hear about your experience. AZ is a zero tolerance state and has very strict DUI Laws. If the officer did not draw your blood or make you submit to a breath test, in the station, there is an excellent opportunity for our office to fight this charge and get a dismissal. I would never recommend facing the prosecution alone. A skilled attorney can make it so that you do not have to show up to court, until the resolution of the case. Since you live in New Mexico this may be the best option for you. Our law firm has a strong record of DUI dismissals and successes. We are happy to discus your case further. We offer a free consultation 480.923.9001. Let us know if we can help you fight this.
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Contact & Map
Villanueva Skura Attorneys at Law
1845 S Dobson Rd
Ste 202
Mesa, AZ 85202
USA
Telephone: (480) 923-9001
Cell: (480) 923-9001