[:en]Attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado has been selected among America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys for Arizona by America’s Top 100. Well known in Arizona for his aggressive criminal defense, Ybarra Maldonado has attained not guilty verdicts following felony jury trials in both Federal and State courts. He has also attained remands in criminal cases from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that have led to complete dismissals.
Phoenix Criminal Attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado has gained national notoriety for his focus on criminal and immigration cases, or as some say “Crimmigration.” He was the only attorney in Arizona named as a Top Latino Lawyer of 2017. Ybarra Maldonado is frequently asked to provide trainings and continuing legal education courses to criminal attorneys about the immigration consequences of a defendant’s criminal case. He has litigated and won Rule 32 hearings, arguing that the original criminal defense attorney gave ineffective assistance of counsel around the issue of immigration consequences. “The immigration and criminal systems are completely different. I am proud to be able to use my experience in both areas of the law to better serve my community. Every person charged with a crime deserves to know the consequences the case will have on their immigration status,” said Ybarra Maldonado. “This award is a reflection of the hard work our entire offices puts in when we welcome someone into our family and defend their criminal case.” Ybarra Maldonado has represented individuals charged with murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, possession of drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, Aggravated DUI, DUI, Illegal Re-entry (1326s), Unlawful Transportation of Individuals, Money Smuggling, Robbery, and many other alleged crimes.
America’s Top 100 selected Ybarra Maldonado through an exhaustive selection process involving third-party research and ranking based on proprietary algorithms and Qualitative Comparative Analysis, which assess a broad array of criteria and data, including criminal defense verdicts, exceptional legal achievements, professional experience, significant case results, peer reputation, client satisfaction, other notable honors, media notoriety, and community impact. Ultimately, less than one-half percent of attorneys in the United States will ever be named an awardee, making it one of the premier achievements for Criminal Defense Attorneys throughout the nation.