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Zachary Divelbiss

Zachary Divelbiss

Divelbiss Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets
  • Arizona
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At Divelbiss Law we help keep GOOD people out of jail! We are a competitive criminal defense law firm in the valley that ruthlessly advocates for our clients. We work continously to pursue the goals of each individual client and fight endlessly until we reach the desired resolution. Our clients enjoy the benefit of being educated about the criminal defense process so we can resolve their current matter(s) and prevent any future criminal issues. Our firm has received the best training through both small and large criminal law firms, including the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office. Our goal is to achieve the best resolution for our clients and in order to do that we limit the amount of clients we retain in order to dedicate all of our time and resources to the clients we accept. Additionally, we limit our practice to criminal, DUI, and traffic offenses in order to master and provide an incredible defense for our clients. If you are facing any criminal charges or have criminal law questions, please contact us NOW to set up a free consultation!

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Free Consultation
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Professional Experience
Divelbiss Criminal Law
- Current
• Advocate and educate criminal defendants through all processes of felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses throughout Maricopa County.
Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite
• Reviewed and analyzed documents for discovery in a large, complex intellectual property and breach of contract case using Relativity platform. • Analyzed complex legal documents including emails, contracts, spreadsheets and other contract documents. • Determined which issues applied to each document and coded the documents accordingly. • Reviewed and determined if the document was responsive to the issues in the case and determined if any type of attorney-client privilege applied. • Performed quality control on other reviewers work to ensure the client was receiving a top quality product.
Law Clerk/Extern
Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
• Received projects from a team of over twelve attorneys while working hand-in-hand with paralegals, investigators, and secretaries. • Successful Motions: Rule 20 – Charge Dismissed, Reaffirmation Finding of Incompetency – Case Dismissed, Severance of Charges – Granted, and Necessarily-Included Lesser Offense – Granted in Jury Instruction. • Compiled thorough pre-litigation research memorandums for matters involving double jeopardy, standing, discovery and counsel disqualifications. • Performed expedited projects for attorneys during trial on matters involving judicial discretion and prosecutorial misconduct. • Completed extensive post-litigation research memorandums for matters involving sentencing, restitution, and expungement laws. • Research, memo writing, courtroom observation, various criminal pre-trial and trial proceedings. • Completed over 200 hours of legal research and writing while working in close contact with supervising attorney. • Courtroom Duties: Assist with Voir Dire, Attend Conferences, Assist with Clients at Health Court Probation Violations, and Observe Complete Trial. • Motions: Franks and Pre-Indictment Delay. • Memorandums: Pre-Indictment Delay, Sexual Misconduct - Position of Trust as Teaching Assistant, Possession of Marijuana - Fresh vs. Burnt, and Misidentification. • Attend: Psychiatric Review Board Hearing and Restoration of Rights Volunteer.
Law Clerk
Lorona Mead, PLC
• Gained general and advanced civil litigation experience in over 30 separate cases. • Drafted complaints, answers, amended complaints, 26.1, interrogatories, request for production, attorney fees, wrongful termination, negotiation letters, status reports, scheduling orders, failure to prosecute, and specific research memos. • Completed over 400 hours of research, writing, and client interaction.
Law Extern
Cavanagh Law Firm
• Researched complex insurance statutes and cases involving insurers obligation to provide replacement parts of “like kind and quality” and “diminution of value.” • Created and compiled a 36-page report including statutory and case law for all 50 states to be included in insurance treatise. • Completed over 200 hours of legal research and writing.
Law Extern
Harla Davison Law Firm
• Experience drafting motions to suppress, remand grand jury and sentencing memos. • Observational experience with change of plea, continuances, initial pre-trial conferences, discovery requests, oral arguments, witness interviews. • Completed over 350 hours of overall experience with Rule 38(d) Limited Practice Certification.
Arizona Summit Law School
J.D. (2016) | Legal Studies
Honors: Donald E. Lively Mission Pillar Award Cum Laude Castro and Merit Scholarship Dean's Award 2014-2016 Top 10% Graduation
Activities: Law Review Moot Court
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Arizona State University
B.S. (2014) | Justice Studies
Honors: Cum Laude Provost Scholarship
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona # 033949
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85 Questions Answered

Q. 2018 my wife was charged with Felony Fleeing it has been over 1/1/2 yrs ago now she is charged Help ??
A: Please contact my me for an immediate confidential consultation! or 480-935-6564. Free of charge consultation so I can get more information on your wife's situation and visit her in person.
Q. i was found with a wax pen and its a felony in AZ but i'm only 16 can i somehow get that dropped to a misdemeanor
A: You really need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible! You are a juvenile and are facing a felony. These are two very important things that you should value deeply and want to solve the right way. There is good news with recent changes in the law and it is possible to have your case completely dismissed or reduced significantly. Feel free to reach out for a free confidential consultation at or 480-935-6545.
Q. I was charged with dangerous drug and paraphernalia and completed my probation term. Now they are trying to charge drive
A: I am not sure what they are trying to do to you now that you have completed your probation term. I recommend you contact me as soon as possible to best protect yourself from an more legal issues. or 480-935-6545
Q. If someone call the police on me and left, can I be detained until they show up to give their statement?
A: This is a tricky question to answer because there are many specific things that can happen that need to be evaluated. However, the quick and simple answer is that as long as the police are conducting an investigation they are allowed to detain you. Now, there are other legal things to bring into the equation that involve how long you were detained, etc. If you were detained and actually charged with a crime, please feel free to reach out to use for a free confidential consultation. or 480-935-6545.
Q. 3rd degree burglary and theft is most likely sentenced to how many years in AZ?
A: Burglary in the 3rd degree is a class 4 felony. If the person does not have any prior felonies (among other issues) the range of sentencing is: probation -- 1 year -- 1.5 years -- 2.5 years -- 3 years -- 3.75 years. I cannot get any more specific in answering your question but if you know someone facing this charge, I strongly recommend you contact us immediately for a free confidential consultation! or 480-935-6545.
Q. My daughter is incarcerated at the Sate prison in Perryville, Goodyear. She is serving a three year sentence for non
A: My best recommendation is to contact Middle Ground Prison Reform at They handle these kind of issues on a daily basis and are former judges.
Q. Good day, how can I know if there is an arrest warrant against any person or, if applicable, an extradition order?
A: One of the best ways to see if someone has a warrant is to contact the Department of Public Safety at 602-223-2233. They will ask for your name and date of birth in order to look up if you have a warrant and will be able to tell you right then and there.
Q. How can I get my license back I was pulled over vehicle taken about two years ago changed my life since job family
A: The answer is fairly simple however the process can be complicated. Essentially, you have to contact the MVD and have them provide you a copy of your driving record. You can typically do this online or in person. Then, on the report you will be able to see which court, if any, have a hold on your record. The record is completed to decipher so sometimes it is easier to go in person to have MVD explain it to you. Once you find out which court to go to, you will have to do whatever the court wants. For most people, there is a warrant for some kind of missed payment. The court will put you on a payment plan and then you can go back to MVD and have them remove the hold on your record. You will have to pay the reinstatement MVD fee but you will get your license back. SEE simple's just a complicated process. If you have anything more complicated, feel free to contact us directly for a free consultation. or 480-935-6545.
Q. What is the law about joint custody and Child released on intence probation. Does he still get to go back and forth
A: You will need to check the Intensive Probation Order (IPO). The IPO is an order from the judge (or probation) that allows him to stay somewhere. This is not a decision from the father. You may be able to contact the judge or probation officer to have them allow your son to stay with you.
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Divelbiss Law PLC
Glendale Office
7112 N. 55th Ave
Suite C
Glendale, AZ 85301
Cell: (480) 935-6545
Phoenix Office
3101 N. Central Ave. Ste. 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Cell: (480) 935-6545
Divelbiss Law PLC
1753 E. Broadway Rd.
Suite 101-288
Tempe, AZ 85282
Telephone: (480) 935-6545