Criminal Misdemeanors

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Julie spent the first three years of her legal career as a prosecutor, first for the La Paz County Attorney’s Office and then for the City of Flagstaff. While with the City of Flagstaff Julie’s caseload consisted primarily DUI cases, allowing her to hone her investigation, negotiation and DUI trial skills as she litigated both bench and jury DUI trials.

Since then Julie’s successfully defended many clients in all sorts of DUI and misdemeanor criminal matters. In fact, Julie takes pride in defending her clients as she clearly understands defending criminal clients often involves the assertion and defense of many important and vital constitutional rights.

“If we don’t know our rights and we don’t assert them … Then do we really have rights at all?” Arizona Lawyer Julie LaBenz

Julie approaches her cases with a reasonable, rights-based and vigorous defense of her clients, who generally consist of first time offenders with no prior experience with the criminal justice system that find themselves facing a criminal charge, that’s usually somehow related to alcohol.

It’s no surprise that nobody makes the best decisions when they’ve been drinking. Often, the poor decisions made while under the influence cause people to come into contact with law enforcement and get charged with a crime.

Others, simply happen to have made a poor decision and then find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Facing a criminal charge for the first time is usually overwhelming, frightening and a situation full of uncertainty and confusion.

An unfamiliar legal process unfolds around the suspect and it’s important to not only understand your rights, but to also effectively assert them.

Currently, Julie defends clients against criminal charges in the Sedona Municipal Court located at 102 Roadrunner, Sedona, Arizona 86336.

If you’ve been charged with a DUI or other type of crime in the Sedona Municipal Court and are seeking legal advice about your situation, call 928-284-0909 to set up an appointment to discuss your case with Julie.

Types of criminal matters Julie handles:

  • DUI
  • Extreme DUI
  • Super Extreme DUI
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Marijuana
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Traffic offenses
  • Underage drinking
  • Underage DUI
  • Criminal damage
  • and more

Call 928-284-0909 to set up a time to discuss your case with Julie.

For those facing a Divorce, Julie’s created her 6 Step Case Closed DIY Divorce System.


In Julie’s signature Case Closed DIY Divorce System she explains Arizona’s divorce process from start to finish, breaking it down into 6 easy-to-understand steps wherein Julie provides all the needed court forms in a fill-in-the-blank, easy-to-use format along with video tutorials explaining each form and each step of her 6 step process.  

Julie created her 6 step system in an effort to make a DIY divorce less confusing and give spouses the chance to feel more confident in facing what is likely an unknown and scary court process.

Now, those facing a divorce can gain access to legal information about the divorce process created by a divorce lawyer that’s tired of seeing spouses struggle trying to figure out how to get their case through the system from start to finish while also dealing with all of the emotions of a divorce.  

Julie’s system not only explains how to get a case started, but also walks through insider strategies for how to settle a divorce as well as steps to take to prepare for a contested hearing.  

Understand that the Case Closed DIY Divorce System is not a “lawyer in a box” as it is legal information only and was created to provide those facing a divorce case in Arizona with access to legal information about divorce law and procedure beyond what is currently available on the market and to provide a new resource to non-lawyers handling their divorce on their own.

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Case Closed Divorce System

Comprehensive Package

casecloseJulie designed her Comprehensive Package for those facing a highly contested divorce.  Those in Julie’s Comprehensive Program have set appointments to speak with Julie for an hour every week as well as unlimited direct email access to Julie.  

In the Comprehensive Program Julie handles nearly everything for the client including drafting and filing all court pleadings, engaging in settlement negotiations and also conducting all court hearings.  

Julie accepts clients into her comprehensive program on an application –only basis.  Julie offers her Comprehensive Package for a flat fee monthly amount that does not include any costs.  The monthly fee is determined on a case-by-case basis.  Apply now to see if you are a good fit for the program and, if so, Julie will send you a quote with a proposed monthly flat fee amount and an invitation to set up a phone conference to discuss your questions and how to get started.

Space is very limited.

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Basic Estate Planning

Protection Package

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After handling several highly contested and super expensive probate litigation cases, Julie couldn’t help but conclude that these divisive legal battles could have been completely avoided if the family member that passed away had engaged in some very basic estate planning.  It was heartbreaking to see what the surviving family members had to go through, knowing all the expense and stress could have been completely (and pretty easily) avoided had the loved one just taken some relatively simple steps.

In searching for a solution to this problem, Julie created her Basic Estate Planning Protection Package and Avoid Probate Strategy Session to give families access to vital legal information plus individualized advice at affordable, flat fee prices.  Click here to learn more.

Julie is available to meet in person for a Basic Estate Planning Protection Package and Avoid Probate Strategy Session in Sedona, Flagstaff, Phoenix and the surrounding areas.  If you’d like Julie to meet with you at your home, please inquire as, often, Julie can accommodate meetings at the client’s home or other requested location.

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