About Mendoza/Jakobe Law

Mendoza/Jakobe Law is a criminal defense firm that practices in all areas of criminal law with a heavy emphasis in sex crimes, violent crimes, organized crime, and drug trafficking. Ms. Jakobe and Mr. Mendoza have worked on cases together for over a decade. Mendoza/Jakobe Law represents clients throughout the State of Arizona charged in State and Federal court. They both have extensive experience practicing in the counties of Pinal, Pima, Gila, Graham, La Paz, Yavapai and Yuma. Mr. Mendoza also frequently represents clients throughout the southwest region.

When should you hire Mendoza/Jakobe Law

It is imperative that you hire an attorney from the first sign of trouble. In short, the sooner you hire an attorney after police contact – or even prior to – the better. Ms. Jakobe represents clients at all stages of a case, from investigation of an offense, bond hearings, pre-indictment, post-indictment and even probation violations or appeal. Oftentimes Ms. Jakobe is retained to advocate for a client’s interests while on probation to make sure he or she is treated fairly. Ms. Jakobe takes a pro-active approach on all cases. She does not wait around and merely react to what the state is doing. This means that immediately upon hire all contact by law enforcement ceases and your case is worked up with independent investigation and motion practice. We do not wait for the State. We do it now.

Who handles your case at Mendoza/Jakobe Law?

When you hire Ms. Jakobe, you have access to Ms. Jakobe twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. All clients have Ms. Jakobe’s cell phone number. You can be assured that your case will be handled personally and not sub-contracted out to a lawyer you have never met. The partners at Mendoza/Jakobe appear with you in court and personally handle all aspects of your case.

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Ms. Jakobe and Mr. Mendoza are taken seriously by the State, and there is nothing more serious than being charged with a crime and facing jail time. When you are charged with a crime, you need a lawyer who is respected for years of aggressive representation and successful outcomes in cases.
  • There is only one Frequently Asked Question: What do I need to do?

    Answer: It is not what you need to do, it is what your lawyer needs to do, which is have the ability to immediately analyze and strategize your case in real time while you are sitting in the office. Ms. Jakobe sits down with you and personally crafts the investigation and defenses at the first meeting. At Mendoza/Jakobe Law there is no “worst case scenario” where the client is left in the dark wondering what his or her lawyer is going to do about the case. The facts are assessed and it is immediately determined what needs to be done in order to attack the State’s case and obtain our goal. Our intentions are expressed to the client from the outset and carried through to the end.

– Mike H. Testimonial

I was involved in a shooting that made international news. I was defending myself against a man who came out of nowhere in the dark and attacked me. I called Ms. Jakobe and she immediately investigated my case and presented it to the State. She convinced the prosecutor not to file charges against me. I was facing prison and I had never been in trouble before. Ms. Jakobe also never went to the news to plead my case; that was something that was very important to my family and me.”

– J.A. Testimonial 

Carissa is a very dedicated attorney who spent a lot of time with me reviewing evidence piece by piece and brainstorming. We worked together as a team. She prevented a felony indictment against me and when the State came back a second time with misdemeanor charges she had those dismissed too. I have referred her to others and I highly recommend her to anyone facing criminal charges.”

– M.M. Testimonial 

I have been to prison a few times but was out for many years when I was charged with assault. I was jumped by five men and I defended myself with a knife. I was facing a lot of prison time and Ms. Jakobe got me probation. I am very happy with the work she did on my case. Ms. Jakobe is top of the line.”