Gambling-Related Offenses

Dedicated Arizona Defense for Gambling Charges

Without a permit or license for a gambling and betting establishment or device, you may be subject to criminal charges if it is discovered that you have been engaging in illegal gambling activities. These crimes are serious and require the attention of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

At The Law Office of Cary L. Lackey, P.C., in Phoenix, I utilize my more than 15 years of criminal defense experience when handling gambling crime cases for my clients. I aggressively work to see that my clients' rights are protected, whether we are seeking a dismissal of the charges, negotiation with the prosecutor in regard to a possible plea bargain, or arguing the gambling case in front of a judge or jury.

There is an entire separate chapter of the Arizona criminal code that governs the way in which gambling crimes are handled and charged. I have extensive knowledge of these types of crimes and can advise you on how to proceed based upon the facts in the case and your goals for the outcome of the matter.

Gambling-Related Offenses

Some of the types of gambling crimes that I handle are:

  • Internet gambling
  • Illegal bets and wagering
  • Possession of a gambling device
  • Possession of gambling records
  • Offshore betting

You may believe that you are innocently betting and gambling on your computer, by playing on-line poker, blackjack, or a casino-type game. The next thing you know, you have an indictment against you for illegal gambling. Police are seizing computers and other technology that they believe may have been used for gambling.

Symptoms of Other Problems

Many times, gambling-related offenses are symptomatic of deeper issues. Individuals who commit these types of crimes may have deep-seated addiction issues that need to be addressed with the help of gambling addiction specialists and/or mental health experts. The Law Firm of Cary L. Lackey, P.C. can assist you with referrals to these resources.

Contact My Phoenix, Arizona, Law Firm

If you wish to discuss your gambling crime question or concerns with an attorney, call me at The Law Office of Cary L. Lackey, P.C., at 602-288-2303, or toll free outside of Arizona at 602-288-2303. You may also complete my online contact form.