21 YEARS OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE

It is critical that you find an attorney who is efficient and effective in handling your case. The Law Offices of Carina Castaneda possess these qualities and will work tirelessly to insure justice is served.

OUR LAW OFFICES AREAS OF PRACTICE

A-D

  • Appellate
  • Assaults (Aggravated/Simple; With or Without Weapons)
  • Custody
  • Child Support (Establishment, Modification)
  • Child Support Arrears (Collection, Enforcement, Establishment)
  • Dissolution
  • Domestic Violence/Family Violence

D-M

  • DUI/Drunk in Public
  • Elder Abuse
  • Environmental
  • Failure to pay Child Support
  • Fraud (Consumer, Healthcare, Insurance, Real Estate)
  • High Technology Crime
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Manslaughter/Murder

N-Z

  • Narcotics (Possession, Sales, Transport, Under the Influence)
  • Paternity (Establishment, Setting Aside)
  • Perjury
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft
  • Visitation
  • White Collar Crimes

 

OUR LAW OFFICES LATEST NEWS ARTICLES

Atty. Castañeda concluded a three-week trial and successfully argued for her client, among other things,…

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As a result of having been taken into custody, assessed and admitted pursuant to Welfare…

It is important to understand that when people live together, whether or not they are…

 

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  • Child Support Case
        
    Carina was my attorney for a child support issue. She is honest, direct, knowledgeable, responsive, and efficient. She kept me informed throughout the entire process and protected my interests effectively. She was superb in every respect. I felt comfortable knowing that I had great representation. I highly recommend her for family legal matters.  
    – Melanie
  • A Father's Case
        
    When my marriage ended it looked like I would only see my daughter one weekend a month. But when Carina took charge of the custody and child support case that all changed. She managed to get joint custody for me and she made the child support affordable. Carina really showed her twenty years of courtroom experience in my case. Her fees were reasonable and she didn't even charge me for things she could have. I will be forever grateful for all of her hard work.  
    – Kevin
  • Finest Representation.
        
    I have no idea what to expect since I had never been through this before. I was so scared. To hire a lawyer, Atty. Carina Castaneda, was the strong recommendation offered by a friend. She’s friendly, warm and genuine. As we discussed my case on our first meeting, I felt protected, informed, cared for and stressed free. I was impressed with her legal abilities. She’s non-judgmental and she gives great advice. You can trust her and tell her anything. I am confident that each client who will will receive the finest representation since I receive a better judgment more than what I expected.  
    – Noel
  • Extremely Effective and Knowledgable Attorney
        
    Ms. Castaneda is an extremely effective and knowledgable attorney. Her professional conduct and her background as a Deputy District Attorney proved effective in the outcome of my criminal case. Ms. Castaneda's guidance throughout my legal procedure reassured and alleviated my legal ignorance. I trusted her implicitly in all my legal affairs. I have nothing but the utmost praise for her legal expertise and the sincerest gratitude for what she has done for me throughout my legal proceedings.  
    – Eufenio
  • Successful Immigration Case
        
    I applied for citizenship but was denied due to history of previous arrests, I don't know what to do until I found Carina Castaneda's ads in the Philippine News. I tried my luck at least that's what I thought. but the moment I talked to her on my consultation I know I have someone on my side. She prepared all the legal documents that the immigration was requesting which seems to be impossible for me to acquired. She also prepared me through coaching for the day of the interview. She went with me in the immigration office on my day of interview, which made me confident that I have a knowledgeable defender in my side for support and I'm thankful everything turn out successful. On Nov. 19, 2012, I passed the immigration interview for US citizenship.  
    – Rex, an Immigration client
  • Looking for an Efficient Lawyer?
        
    Nobody recommended me to Attorney Castaneda, but I'm glad I found her through an ads in Asian Journal. She works closely with my case from beginning to end. She deals professionally with her clients & a compassionate person, more so, she's down-to-earth.  
    – Appeals client
  • A Brilliant and Talented Lawyer
        
    If you are looking for aggressive and top notch representation then look no further! Attorney Castaneda is very diverse in different areas of the law. It is because of her diversity she is able to accurately and successfully provide exceptional representation to all her clients. I hired Attorney Castaneda about two weeks ago to represent a family member who was put in immigration removal proceedings after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to do post conviction relief for my sister so that she would no longer have an "aggravated felony" thus eliminating automatic bars from most types of relief. A few days after retaining Ms. Castaneda, she already had s draft of the motion and was finalized shortly after. Post conviction relief is often very tough to achieve and can take a few months if successful. In less than two weeks, Ms. Castaneda had the motions and brief drafted, had all the supporting documents, and most importantly handled and won my sister's case. Its very impressive and it's no wonder why Attorney Castaneda sets herself apart from all the rest. In my previous occupation, I worked with several lawyers in the past but never have I came across one like Ms. Castaneda. She is very compassionate towards her clients, very aggressive in legal representation, and very prompt in returning my calls and responding to emails keeping me constantly informed and updated. When it comes to defending yourself or a loved one, The only advice I can give is to never settle for someone who is inexperienced because for many people it's about preserving their life and freedom. Always choose a lawyer who is very knowledgeable and delivers high caliber representation... Choose Attorney Carina Castaneda!  
    – Criminal Defense client
  • Grateful to Attorney Castaneda
        
    My case is something I want to remain confidential. Working with Atty. Castaneda made me feel like it was all going to work out and it did. My criminal case was dismissed. In my first appointment with her, she wanted to know about me and my family. She told me that the police report was not going to show the good things about me and that she needed to represent me accordingly. She asked about my job, my kids, community service, etc. I really feel you can tell her anything--she is not intimidating, in fact, she is so down to earth that you can not believe she has done so much. I would let everyone know who has a case to call her. I have recommended her to friends and if it is not her area, she is so nice, she will take the time to call you back and try to give you a referral to another attorney. I was very lucky to find her.  
    – Criminal Defense client
  • Amazing Carina
        
    Carina did an amazing job communicating the legal information for me & my father; so that we felt updated & stress free about the legal findings. She never promised an outcome; but reassured us that she has been in courtrooms enough to precisely navigate the legal ramifications. I have never trusted a lawyer until now. I would recommend her to ALL of my family & friends. She saved me a lot of time & money...which never happens in legal situations. Carina single handedly put my faith back into the legal system. My case had emotional elements to them. Carina handled them with grace & respect; which was truely genuine & greatly appreciated. Thank you so much! If you want a winner...Carina is your PERFECT candidate.  
    – Colleen, a DUI client
  • The best Family Lawyer!
        
    ATTY. CASTANEDA REPRESENTED ME IN A BITTER CUSTODY AND VISITATION TRIAL. I FIRED MY ATTY. RIGHT BEFORE TRIAL BECAUSE HE CHARGED ME A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY BUT I WAS NOT CONFIDENT THAT HE WOULD EFFECTIVELY REPRESENT ME. SOMEONE RECOMMENDED ATTY. CASTANEDA DUE TO HER TRIAL EXPERIENCE. EVERYONE SAID THAT THE JUDGE WOULD NOT CONTINUE THE TRIAL BUT HE DID DUE TO GOOD CAUSE (A REASON THAT WAS NEVER THOUGHT OF BY BIG SHOT LAW FIRM PRIOR ATTORNEYS). ON THE DATE OF TRIAL, SHE WAS PREPARED, SHE HAD THE NECESSARY WITNESSES AND THE JUDGE AGREED WITH HER COMPLETELY. SHE IS COMPASSIONATE AND DOES NOT LIKE TO WASTE TIME. I WISHED I HAD HER REPRESENTING ME FROM THE VERY START. I KNOW SHE IS VERY BUSY BUT YOU ALWAYS FEEL LIKE EVEN WITH HER SCHEDULE, SHE WILL SET ASIDE A TIME TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR CASE. SHE IS CLEARLY EXPERIENCED IN TRIAL WORK. I HAVE ALREADY REFERRED HER TO A FAMILY MEMBER FOR A RESTRAINING ORDER ISSUE!  
    – John, a Family client
  • Finest Representation
        
    I have no idea what to expect since I had never been through this before. I was so scared. To hire a lawyer, Atty. Carina Castaneda, was the strong recommendation offered by a friend. She’s friendly, warm and genuine. As we discussed my case on our first meeting, I felt protected, informed, cared for and stressed free. I was impressed with her legal abilities. She’s non-judgmental and she gives great advice. You can trust her and tell her anything. I am confident that each client who will will receive the finest representation since I receive a better judgment more than what I expected.  
    – Noel, a Domestic Violence client
  • Carina Castaneda Review
        
    Carina Castaneda has been a dream come true, she truly went out of her way to do everything I asked and more. She was very supportive and made sure I was in the best position possible. I would not have had it any other way. I have my career and future to thank her for and I cannot thank her enough.  
    – Fernando
  • Amazing Job
        
    As an 18 year old, I was arrested for having a fake ID. I spent the night in jail facing a charge for felony forgery. With the help of Carina, the charges were all dismissed and all I had to do was pay a fine for an infraction (not a felony or even a misdemeanor). Fast forward to five years later: I have graduated from college and am working a steady job. Thanks to Carina I did not have to bring up this experience when looking for work and was able to check the "not convicted" box on every application. Carina did a great job of communicating with me and my family. She explained every detail of the process and her expertise was evident. I would recommend her services to anybody in a sticky situation. She will be honest, upfront, and optimistic about your case.
    – a Client
  • Ms. Castaneda's guidance throughout my legal procedure reassured and alleviated my legal ignorance.
        
    Ms. Castaneda is an extremely effective and knowledgable attorney. Her professional conduct and her background as a Deputy District Attorney proved effective in the outcome of my criminal case. Ms. Castaneda's guidance throughout my legal procedure reassured and alleviated my legal ignorance. I trusted her implicitly in all my legal affairs. I have nothing but the utmost praise for her legal expertise and the sincerest gratitude for what she has done for me throughout my legal proceedings.  
    – Eufemio
  • Under Promised and Over Delivered
        
    I was arrested last year and was charged with one felony and one misdemeanor. Being a first-time offender I was petrified about the possibility of jail time, and having a criminal record. Carina was recommended to me by a trusted associate, and she immediately stood out as a professional whom I could trust. Once I retained Carina, she immediately went to work on my case. During the three month period leading to the pre-trial, she was able to reduce the felony charge to a misdemeanor, and negotiate no jail time. At the pre-trail, the months of negations with the city attorney's office paid off. The more serious charge was dismissed, and I plead no contest to the lesser misdemeanor charge. Because of this outcome, my employer deemed that I am not a liability, and I was able to retain my job. In one year, I plan to have the charge expunged from my record. Because of Carina Castaneda I was able to stay out of jail, plead no contest to a lesser charge, and keep my job. I have learned valuable life changing lessons since my arrest. It was truly an intervention in my life, and I am now a better person for going through the entire process. I now live with a clear conscience and I'm very grateful that I have been given a second chance at life. Because of Carina's skill set as a criminal attorney my family has been afforded a bright future. Thank You, Carina!  
    – Fred
  • Amazing Job
        
    As an 18 year old, I was arrested for having a fake ID. I spent the night in jail facing a charge for felony forgery. With the help of Carina, the charges were all dismissed and all I had to do was pay a fine for an infraction (not a felony or even a misdemeanor). Fast forward to five years later: I have graduated from college and am working a steady job. Thanks to Carina I did not have to bring up this experience when looking for work and was able to check the "not convicted" box on every application. Carina did a great job of communicating with me and my family. She explained every detail of the process and her expertise was evident. I would recommend her services to anybody in a sticky situation. She will be honest, upfront, and optimistic about your case.  
    – Criminal Defense client
  • Defended my Child
        
    Carina gave myself and my child detailed information on everything we needed to know and answered all our questions. We retained her services and she worked on the case fast. She has vast knowledge and will always give you an honest answer.  
    – Criminal Defense client
  • Knowledgeable and Determination
        
    I wanted to express my gratitude for your efforts and dedication for my case. It was quite a long and upsetting process and I could never thought anyone would stay by my side for this long but you were very generous regarding it. She's the only lawyer i trust from day one she's been very honest and truthful, I highly recommend her.  
    – Paul
  • Outstanding Performance
        
    Ms. Castañeda was extremely helpful when I came to her with my case. She put my mind at ease with her knowledge and experience in cases like mine. She was able to address all my concerns, and Salk the possible outcomes in my case. Her experience was indeed proven in court when she was able to get my sentence reduction also known as (nunc pro tunct) Her experience was indeed proven in court when she was able to get my case granted. Based on my personal experience. I would highly recommend Ms. Castañeda as a defense attorney to anyone that needs one. Thank You  
    – Beatriz
  • She knows her stuff!!!
        
    Incredible amount of knowledge and experience!!! I had researched my issues prior to our consultation and already knew the law and particular facts without research or hesitation!! Sick em!!  
    – Mark Stewart Watley
  • Enforcement /Establishment of International Support Order
        
    I consulted with Carina regarding enforcement of international support order from out of US that DES AG's office was trying to enforce in AZ US. She provided expert guidance and is extremely knowledgable in all matters related to International Support orders and also possible establishment in US. Carina is very attentive and available to address all concerns in a timely manner.  
    – International Defense client