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Jerald J Schreck

Criminal defense Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jerald

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I believe every person charged with a sex crime should be provided with high-quality legal representation. Such representation cannot be received unless you retain an experienced sex crimes litigator. This means an attorney who has attended the most advanced sex crimes trainings offered in this country, and it means an attorney who has significant experience in the courtroom defending clients facing sex crimes allegations, charges and punishments.

I have been a defense attorney my entire twenty-five-year legal career and I have concentrated my practice on representing persons charged with sex crimes for the past sixteen years. I have routinely attended the most advanced national legal trainings pertaining to sex crimes defense, like the A.T.S.A.’s Annual Conference and N.A.C.D.L.s Annual Defending Sex Crimes Conference.

Additionally, for over a decade I have taught a great number of continuing legal education courses on sex crimes defense practice and procedure to hundreds of other lawyers throughout the state of Arizona. Numerous criminal defense attorneys from Arizona and other states have sought my advice on sex crimes litigation issues concerning their clients.

I have been committed to defending people facing sex crimes prosecution for years, and I am the experienced sex crimes litigator you need if you are facing sex crimes allegations, charges and punishments in Arizona. Before you talk to any one else about sex crimes allegations, exercise your right to remain silent and contact me, Jerald J. Schreck, Arizona's Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer, at the Schreck Law Firm, so that your rights are protected

Awards

Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
2020

Location

The Schreck Law Firm
45 West Jefferson Street, Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ, 85003-0638

Reviews

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Posted by Susan | September 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I would personally recommend Mr. Schreck to anyone that is facing charges. He is very honest and up front. Mr. Schreck worked directly with everyone involved and worked on our behalf while still being completely honest and transparent. I can’t say enough good things about this law firm. He is extremely professional.
Posted by Adam | September 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An honest lawyer who is passionate about helping those who need defense
Out of nowhere we received a call from a detective making accusations about a past event. These were the kind of accusations that could potentially be life altering. Not knowing what to do, but knowing we needed advice, I found Jerald Schreck online, ascribed as someone with expertise related to my case. I made a call. Sure enough Mr. Schreck picked up the phone himself. He was warm and reassuring. Not having ever met me before, or with any pretense that I would retain him, he spent about an hour on the phone with me reviewing the recent events and my concerns. He explained to me the law, how these things typically work, and put it in to the context of my situation. In the end he advised me that I was not currently in need of a lawyer, but if things progressed, he would keep my information on file. I offered to compensate him for the impromptu consultation, but he said he was happy to help, and that was not needed. He offered his services but insisted it was not worth my money at this time. With one phone call we went from shock and panic to reassurance. Mr. Schreck’s kindness and expertise deescalated the situation and enabled us to get back to our lives. His kindness and willingness to help without compensation was truly unexpected. We owe him immense gratitude and WILL be calling him back in the event we ever need his services. An honest lawyer who is passionate about helping those who need defense.
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Posted by Ralph | September 1, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Mr. Schreck was very knowledgeable and took his time to make sure I understand my options and then some.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable and accessible
I was falsely accused of sexual assault in Arizona and lived in another state. My first reaction was to panic, and then someone recommended I contact Mr. Schreck. He was accessible and easy to talk to. He calmed me down, clearly advised me of different ways in which the case could unfold, arranged the right testing, liaised with the investigating agency and charges were not filed against me. I would highly recommend Jerald Schreck to anyone who is dealing with a false allegation of having committed a sex crime in Arizona.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely valuable to have on your side
A loved one faced charges that left us scared and confused, but Mr. Schreck was informative, patient, and very accessible. His knowledge and guidance helped us achieve the best possible outcome in the matter. He listened to our concerns, fears, and questions and helped us understand the laws, process, and consequences. While nobody wants to be in a situation that requires a defense attorney, it was all much easier to face with Jerry on our side.
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Posted by Jim | June 4, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Jerald Schreck is Excellent
I could not have been more impressed with the consultation I received from Jerald Schreck. He spent 20 minutes on the phone with me, and gave me far more helpful information than I ever expected. My consultation with Mr. Schreck put me in a position of confidence in dealing with the legal issue confronting a member of my family. We are very grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable Attorney who provides great counsel
I retained Jerry's services to provide legal counsel and services to help with a legal situation I was potentially facing. After listening to all the specifics of my case, Jerry explained his background in similar cases and went into great detail on all of the options that I had available to me. He used detailed examples of similar historical cases to showcase potential outcomes. He knows what he is talking about and it showed in the meticulous details he provided. He has a very business like, but calming way, of explaining what was happening and what my options were. I felt completely relieved upon working with Jerry, knowing I received the best counsel available and that everything would work out just fine. And that was exactly what I was hoping for. I would absolutely recommend Jerry will retain his services if I ever need any legal assistance in the future.
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Posted by Henry | January 8, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Breach of Contract
Jerry came highly recommended to us. He is very professional and has a GREAT attitude. He warned us that he might not take the case because it could cost us more than the actual cost of the claim. He indicated that he would review the information and then assess whether he would advise us to continue to press our claim. He was realistic in his assessment and did not charge for that assessment. I highly recommend Jerry if you ever need a lawyer that will get results. It has been a pleasure working with him and we feel he gave us all the information we needed to make a good, solid decision.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2019
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Mr. Gearheart
I called in regarding a speeding ticket. He was very helpful and polite. He gave me his honest opinion and saved me a lot of money. He seemed like a very trustworthy and knowledgeable lawyer
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Cost

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Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Schreck Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Specialty Group Supervisor for Veterans Court Team
  • Maricipa County Public Defenders Office
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Speciatlty Group Supervisor for Sex Crimes Team
  • Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Supervisor Youthfulf Sex Offender Court Team
  • Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Trial Group Supervisor
  • Maricopa County Public Defender Office
  • 2005 - 2016
  • Trial Group Counsel
  • Maricopa County Public Defenders Office
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Sex Crimes Defesne Attorney
  • Marcicopa County Public Defenders Office
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Trial Attorney
  • Maricopa County Public Defenders Office
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Williams & Associates
  • 1994 - 1995
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Education

  • Southwestern Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • CR2014-103435
  • The defendant's conviction was vacated and the case was remanded for a new trial.
  • CR2014-150255
  • Our client was found not guilty.
  • CR2010-144154
  • The thorough investigation by the defense uncovered weakensess pertaining the sexual abuse allegations of this high profile case and the case was dismissed on the day of trial.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
  • Allied Professional Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Jarhead Professionals
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nationa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Arziona Association for The Treatment of Sexual Abusers
  • Allied Professional Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member of the Military Legal Assistance Panel
  • 1995 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Oustaning Achievement Award
  • AACJ
  • 2010
  • Joe Shaw Award
  • MCPD
  • 2010

Publications

  • for The Defense Volume 8, Issue 09
  • Muzzling Your Own Witness
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • The Sixteenth Annual Statewide Conference
  • The Third Annual Presentation of The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - What's New in Sex Crimes Law and Legislation
  • 2018
  • Sixteenth Annual APDA Statewide Conference
  • Providing Your Client a Road Map to Sucess on Sex Offender Probation
  • 2018
  • Sixteenth Annaual APDA Statewide Conference
  • Mirandaland - Miranda Rights Law and Voluntariness Law
  • 2018
  • MCPD Sex Crimes Defense Conference
  • Sex Crimes Punishments
  • 2018
  • MCPD Sex Crimes College
  • Preparing For Sentencing in a Sex Crimes Case
  • 2018
  • ASU Law School Criminal Law Class
  • Let's Talk About Sex- An Introduction to Arizona Sex Crimes Law and Practice
  • 2018
  • MCPD Sex Crimes Defense Conference
  • Understanding & Protecting Your Client in a Sex Crimes Case
  • 2017
  • MCPD Sex Crimes Defense Conference
  • Sex Crimes Punishments
  • 2017
  • MCPD Sex Crimes Defense Conference
  • Introduction to Defending Sex Crimes
  • 2017
  • MCPD Sex Crimes Defense College
  • The Realities of Sex Offender Probation
  • 2017
  • MCPD Sex Crimes Defense College
  • You Do The Math: Calculating the Sentence in an Arizona Sex Crimes Case
  • 2017
  • MCPD Sex Crimes Conference
  • You Do The Math - An Interactive Class on Computing Sentences In Sex Crimes Cases
  • 2017
  • MCPD New Attorney Training Program
  • Mirandaland - Miranda Rights Law and Voluntariness Law
  • 2017
  • Fifthteenth Annual APDA Statewide Conference
  • The Second Annual Installment of The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: What's New in Sex Crimes Law and Legilsation
  • 2017
  • Fifteeenth Annual APDA Statewide Conference
  • "Registration or Regret" - A Juvenile Sex Offender Practice Guide
  • 2017
  • Arziona Attorneys for Criminal Justice Fall Seminar - 2017
  • Latest Developments In Defending Sex Crimes
  • 2017
  • Sex Crimes Defense College
  • Sex Crimes Punishments
  • 2016
  • Sex Crimes Defense College
  • Understanding & Protecting Your Clients in a Sex Crimes Case
  • 2016
  • Sex Crimes Defense College
  • Introduction to Sex Crimes Defense
  • 2016
  • New Attorney Training#2: Pretrial Practice
  • Mirandaland - Miranda Rights Law and Voluntariness Law
  • 2016
  • MCPD Sex Crimes Defense College
  • Preparing for Sentencing in a Sex Crimes Case
  • 2016
  • MCPD Advanced Trial College
  • Objections Training
  • 2016
  • MCPD Advanced Trial College
  • Trial Skills College - Small Group Mentor
  • 2016
  • Chicken Soup For the Sex Crimes Litigators Sourl
  • The New Normal - the Sixth Amendment in Sex Cases after Clark, Kemp and Padilla
  • 2016
  • APDA 14th Annual Statewide Conference
  • Mirandaland - Miranda Rights Law and Voluntariness Law
  • 2016
  • APDA 14th Annual Statewide Conference
  • Preserving the Record For Appeal
  • 2016
  • APDA 14th Annual State Wide Conference
  • The First Annual Presentation of The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - What's New in Sex Crimes Law and Legislation
  • 2016
  • Thirteenth Annual State Wide Conference
  • Mirandaland - Miranda Rights Law and Voluntairness Law
  • 2015
  • Thirteenth Annual APDA Statewide Conference
  • How Police Use of TASERs Can Impact the Standard for Valid Mirand Waiver - Panel Discussion
  • 2015
  • Thirteenth Annual APDA Statewide Conference
  • Setting Your Client Up For Sucess On Lifetime Probation: The In's & Out's of Sex Offender Treatment
  • 2015
  • New Attorney Training #2: Pretrial Practice
  • Mirandaland - Miranda Rights Law and Voluntariness Law
  • 2015
  • MCPD Spring Trial College
  • Objections
  • 2015
  • Twelfth Annual APDA Statewide Conference
  • Sex Crimes Punishments
  • 2014
  • Twelfth Annual APDA Statewide Conference
  • Mirandaland - Miranda Rights Law and Voluntariness Law
  • 2014
  • Twelfth Annual APDA Statewide Conference
  • Sex Crimes Punishments
  • 2014
  • New Attorney Training Trial Skills
  • Making Motions In Limine
  • 2014
  • New Attorney Training
  • Mirandaland - Miranda Rights Law and Voluntariness Law
  • 2014
  • MCPD Spring Trial College
  • Trial Skills - Small Group Sessions
  • 2014
  • MCPD Spring Trial College
  • Objections
  • 2014
  • MCPD Sex Crimes Defense College
  • Introduction to the Sex Crimes College
  • 2014
  • MCPD Sex Crimes Defense College
  • Calculating the Sentence in an Arizona Sex Crimes Case
  • 2014
  • MCPD Sex Crimes Defense College
  • Sex Crimes and Punishments: Prostitution Offenses
  • 2014
  • MCPD Sex Crimes Defense College
  • Sex Crimes and Punishments: Contact Crimes
  • 2014
  • MCPD Fall Trial College
  • Trial Skills Small Group Mentor
  • 2014
  • The Eleventh Annual APDA Statewide Confrence
  • An Introduction to Sex Crimes
  • 2013
  • MCPD Spring Trial College
  • Objections Game
  • 2013
  • MCPD New Attorney Training #3: Trial Skills
  • Motions In Limine
  • 2013
  • MCPD New Attorney Training #2: Pretrial Practice
  • Mirandaland - Miranda Rights and Voluntariness Law
  • 2013
  • MCPD Fall Trial College
  • Closing Arguments & Telling Your Client's Story of Innocence - Small Group Facilitator
  • 2013
  • MCBA CLE - Sucesseful Outcomes: Guideing Your Clients Through Sentencing and Beyond
  • Preparing Your Clients For Sentencing
  • 2013
  • Eleventh Annual APDA Statewide Conference
  • Mirandaland - Miranda Rights Law and Voluntariness Law
  • 2013
  • The Tenth Annual APDA Statewide Conference
  • Mirandaland - Miranda Rights Law and Voluntariness Law
  • 2012
  • Tenth Annual APDA Statewide Conference
  • Introduction to Sex Crimes Defense
  • 2012
  • Spring Trial College
  • Objections
  • 2012
  • MCPD Spring Trial College
  • Trial Skills College - Small Group Facillitator for Impeachment Excercise
  • 2012
  • MCPD New Attorney Training #3 Trial Skills
  • Motion In Limines
  • 2012
  • MCPD Fall Trial College
  • Trial Skills College - Small Group Mentor
  • 2012
  • MCPD 3rd Annual Fall Trial College
  • Trial Skills College - Small Group Facilitator
  • 2011
  • MCPD 15th Annual Trial Skills College
  • Trial Skills College Mentor
  • 2011
  • New Attorney Traning #2: Pretrial Practice
  • Mirandaland - Miranda Rights & Volunariness Law
  • 2010
  • Mojave County Bar Association "Full CLE In Your Back Yard"
  • Sex Crimes Perspectives From The Prosecution & The Defense
  • 2010
  • MCPD RCC Brown Bagger
  • Sex Crimes for RCC Lawyers
  • 2010
  • MCPD New Attorney Training
  • Criminal System Overview
  • 2010
  • MCPD New Attorney Training
  • Insufficiency of Indictment or Complaint
  • 2010
  • Maricopa County Adult Probation Department SOCOM Training
  • Working with Sex Offenders and Their Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Eighth Annual APDA Statewide Conference
  • Sex Crimes 101
  • 2010
  • 14 Annual MCPD Trial College
  • Trial Skills College - Small Group Facillitator
  • 2010
  • The MCPD 13th Annual Trial College
  • Trial College Small Group Instructor
  • 2009
  • Sex Crimes For RCC Attorneys
  • Sex Crimes
  • 2009
  • New Attorney Training
  • Insufficency of Indictment & Complaint
  • 2009
  • New Attorney Training
  • Criminal System Overview Panel Presentation
  • 2009
  • New Attorney Training
  • Immigration Consequences Of Criminal Convcitions
  • 2009
  • APDA Seventh Annual Statewide Conference
  • Sex Crimes 101
  • 2009
  • New Attorney Training
  • Criminal Justice System Ovierwiew - Panel Member
  • 2008
  • New Attorney Training
  • Trial Skills - File Organization For Lawyers
  • 2008
  • New Attorney Training
  • Insufficenecy of Indictment and Compalint
  • 2008
  • Making Objections Workshop
  • Objections - Small Group Facillitator
  • 2008
  • APDA Sixth Annual Statewide Conference
  • Sex Crimes 101 & Trying Your First Sex Crimes Case
  • 2008
  • New Attorney Training
  • Criminal Justice System Overview - Panel Member
  • 2007
  • New Attorney Training
  • Immigration Consequences of Convictions
  • 2007
  • New Attorney Training
  • Insufficencey of Indictment and Complaint
  • 2007
  • New Attorney Training
  • Criminal Justice System Overview - Panel Presenter
  • 2007
  • MCPD Brown Bagger
  • Trials on Priors
  • 2007
  • Arizona Attorney Gerneral's Office Victims' Rights Advanced Training
  • Victims Rights Panel Member - The Defense Perspective
  • 2007
  • APDA Fifth Annaul Statewide Conference
  • Ses Crimes 101
  • 2007
  • New Attorney Training
  • Criminal Justice Systems Overview - Panel Presenter
  • 2006
  • New Attorney Training
  • Insufficencey of Indictment and Complaint
  • 2006
  • MCPD New Attorney Training
  • Plea Negotiations
  • 2006
  • MCPD 8th Annual Trial Skills College
  • Trials Skills College - Small Group Instructor
  • 2006
  • Making Objections: Standing Up & Speaking for the Client
  • Objections Worksohop - Small Group Facillitator
  • 2006
  • Arizona Attorney General's Office Victims' Rights Advanced Training
  • Victims Rights' Panel Member - The Defesne Perspective
  • 2006
  • New Attorney Training
  • "What Do You Do When You Get A File and Meet Your Client?"
  • 2005
  • APDA Fourth Annual Statewide Conference
  • Sex Crimes 101
  • 2005
  • 2nd Annual State Wide APDA Conference
  • Rape Shield
  • 2004
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Sex crime Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Schreck is hands down one of the very best sex-crimes defense attorneys in Arizona. He is an attorney that other experienced attorneys turn to when THEY have a complex or complicated sex-crime issue come up in a case. If you have been charged with any sex crime or other major felony you would be hard-pressed to find a more experienced or dedicated attorney than Mr. Schreck."
Sex crime Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"One of the great lawyers who has trained many great lawyers in Maricopa County, Jerry Schreck has been involved in helping numerous attorneys and clients in Arizona. He has probably seen, and assisted with, every type of crime that could be committed in Arizona, and managed to improve the outcome in almost every one. Not one to shy away from challenges, Jerry has earned a reputation as an expert among his peers for his knowledge and experience with sex crimes and defenses, one of the most complicated areas of laws in our state (rife with pitfalls for the less experienced attorneys). As a former marine, he has also gone out of his way to assist soldiers in need of a good defense. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jerry is one of the best criminal defense attorneys I have ever worked with. He is extremely skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced in defending all types of criminal charges, and especially defending individuals charged with sex crimes. I would recommend him to anyone!"
Sex crime Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jerry since law school. He is one of the best attorneys I know. He is one of the very few lawyers I would have represent me if I were charged with a crime. Jerry is a smart, tenacious bulldog in the courtroom. He is also a very creative attorney who knows how to issue spot. His experience in representing people charged with sex related offenses is unmatched by most criminal defense attorneys. Jerry literally teaches how to defend sex crimes to other criminal defense attorneys on a regular basis. I know Jerry to be a man of great passion and high integrity. He gets my highest recommendation!!"
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