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Roy C Whitehead

Roy C Whitehead

also known as Chuck Whitehead

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About Me

Chuck Whitehead is an excellent Criminal and DUI defense lawyer.

Born and raised in Arizona, he attended The University of Arizona for his Undergraduate and Law degrees

Chuck was employed by the Office of the Maricopa County Public Defender. As a Deputy Public Defender he defended hundreds of individuals against serious felony charges. Chuck has defended hundreds of Felony DUI cases and more than 40 Vehicular Homicide and Aggravated Assault cases.

In addition to the DUI related cases, Chuck has defended almost every other type of crime in Arizona.

Chuck has spent countless hours in the courtroom and is extremely experienced in all aspects of criminal defense. 

Chuck is currently in private practice. 

His practice is focused on criminal defense and DUI defense in all Arizona courts. His practice has always placed a strong emphasis on DUI and DUI related offenses such as vehicular manslaughter and assault.

 If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation on your case, please feel free to contact the Law Offices of R.C. Whitehead PLLC. (602) 258-6800


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Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    10 years, 1.8 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

38 total 

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    I strongly endorse Mr. Whitehead. I had the pleasure of working together with him on a criminal matter in Maricopa County Superior Court. His legal knowledge and courtroom skills were great resources for our mutual client. He is a wonderful attorney that will serve you well.


    Omer Gurion Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Judd S Nemiro

    I endorse this lawyer for their hard work and dedication to their clients.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

The Law Offices of R.C. Whitehead PLLC

420 W. Roosevelt Street., Suite 205
Phoenix, AZ, 85003


AZActive 199507/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
2012 Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
Certificate of CompetencyTrial Skills College - Maricopa County Public Defender's Office2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of R.C. Whitehead PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyMaricopa County Office Of The Public Defenders2005 - 2011
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maricopa County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Arizona Attorneys LinkedIn GroupN/A2011 - Present
DUI Law LinkedIn GroupN/A2011 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2005 - Present
Federal District Court (AZ)Member1995 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. I. R.Case Dismissed
State v. D. R.Case Dismissed
State v. J.T.Case Dismissed
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drug TestingLawCertificate of Attendance2009
Eyewitness TestimonyLawCertificate of Attendance2009
DNA EvidenceLawCertificate of Attendance2009
Seventh Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceLawCertificate of Attendance2009
Auto/Pedestrian CollisionLawCertificate of Attendance2008
AACJ - Investigating Your Case - Fall SeminarLawCertificate of Attendance2008
The Fight for Life: Death Penalty ConferenceLawCertificate of Attendance2008
Sixth Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceLawCertificate of Attendance2008
Crash Course 101: Accident ReconstructionLawCertificate of Attendance2008
Fourth Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceLawCertificate of Attendance2007
20th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired DriverLawCertificate of Attendance2007
Fifth Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceLawCertificate of Attendance2007
An Overview of Computer ForensicsLawCertificate of Attendance2007
National College for DUI Defense - 2007 Winter SessionLawCertificate of Attendance2007
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: SeminarLawCertificate of Attendance2007
Western Trial Advocacy InstituteLawCertificate of Attendance2006
Mental Health Issues in the Criminal SystemlawCertificate of Attendance2006
19th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired DriverLawCertificate of Attendance2006
Fourth Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceLawCertificate of Attendance2006
U OF ALawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
APDA Annual Statewide ConferenceVehicular Manslaughter - Winning a Losing Case2013
APDA Annual Statewide ConferenceIssues in the Defense of Vehicular Homicide Cases2012