5.0 stars 53 totalReview Craig Gillespie
Posted by anonymous
My 18 year old ran across a problem after being stopped while driving under the influence of Marijuana and in possession of minute quantity- the State of Arizona has little tolerance in writing, but the experience of Craig Gillespie and his partner Dave Roscoe proved to be very helpful in mitigating the ramifications of the "crimes". They knew thru practical experience how to approach the few members of the Judicial system who may have the ability to positively influence the outcome. There were not many avenues to go down but Craig and Dave took what they could get and were able to counsel our family in the best course of action for us. They knew which programs would provide the best results and have the least on going impact.
It is a long process, our situation will be in the 30 month range for overall completion. The Gillespie Firm maintained good communications, much of the time there was nothing to communicate due to the Courts slow process, but they were available and provided good counsel. When the time came for action they jumped in and allowed for questions, comments, and pursued our decided upon course of action, which had been arrived at mutually.
They did not 'sugar coat' anything regarding the case nor did they frighten us or allow us to get too optimistic.
The process is not simple, not nice, not clean, but Craig and Dave made it the best that they could. They have practice specialties, ours was DUI- Marijuana- we were very pleased with their professional advise, attitude, and process. They charged a competitive price, we would highly recommend them to similarly affected individuals.
Posted by James
Craig represented me for a probation revocation. I knew I was going to Prison. My probation officer said I would be going for 1 to 5 years. The prosecutor wanted me to go for 2 years. Craig represented me to his fullest abilities and he never let me down. I served 6 month's prison time with a 86 day credit. Far less than what everyone else was trying to lock me up for. Craig helped me keep my family together and everyone in my family was happy with our results. I would recommend Craig Gillespie to anyone that is in trouble for anything.
Posted by anonymous
The Gillespie Law Firm was referred to me by one of the firm's former employees. As recommended, Mr. Gillespie and Mr. Roscoe were professional, thorough, and considerate of my time, as was their expedient and friendly staff. Hired to clean up an error on a criminal record I'd been trying to take care of myself for years, success and relief were delivered, as promised, without any surprise billings. I most appreciated quick, clear, and concise communications and instructions. There is no substitute for experience, which these gentleman have, as wells as the knowledge needed to navigate the legal system and the ability to explain it. While I hope to never need The Gillespie Law Firm again, they have my trust. I will confidently recommend them to my friends, family, and colleagues who find themselves in need of representation.
Posted by anonymous
The Gillespie Law firm was recommended to us by our Estate Planning Attorney and we were exceptionally impressed with the overall legal & business acumen of the firm. We worked directly with Craig & Dave who were very up front with us regarding the legal aspects of our situation as well as effectively working through opposing counsel to successfully resolve a very complicated legal matter. Everyone in the firm from the front office staff to Craig himself was extremely professional and always accommodating, understanding, responsive and timely in their follow-up. We would absolutely use their services if we ever needed this type of legal representation again and highly recommend their firm.
Posted by anonymous
This was a intent to sell drugs and weapon charge. This was a first offense.
Mr.. Gillespie kept us informed at all avenues of the case. The potential was for 10+ years of prison time. The end result was no prison time, unsupervised probation, 350 hours of community service and of course the resulting fines from the case. We have no doubts that the positive outcome was because of the reputation of Mr. Gillespie, and that the plea deal resulted in freedom from prison time.
Thank you Mr. Gillespie!
Posted by Kurt
Mr Roscoe was very thorough with my sons case. He worked hard to successfully reduce my sons heavier than normal sentence. I would recommend this firm, without hesitation, to anyone that needs excellent representation.
Posted by Judy
Craig took our case on at the last minute with less than 3 weeks to resolve an extradition case that he should have had 3 months to prepare and work. On top of that, 2 of those weeks he worked were Christmas and New Years holidays! Talk about taking it down to the line! Never heard a complaint from him, he answered all of my phone calls and emails promptly, went to court multiple times with us and even at times listened to me loose it and start crying. What a professional!! In the end, all was completed successfully. With 3-4 days left, we found we needed another attorney in the opposing state. Let me tell you, he went on the internet, sent me referrals, made initial contact with that attorney who we also ended up hiring. All and all...I would recommend Craig Gillespie in a heart beat..you won't be sorry. If he says he will take your case, don't hesitate...hire him on the spot!! He will go the mile for you and then some. Thank you Mr Gillespie for all your hard work!
Posted by Georganne
Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience working with Craig Gillespie. In early 2012, I confessed to my employer that I had been embezzling money to support an out of control gambling addiction. Having never broken any laws before and being completely in the dark with how the legal process works, I was beyond scared. I researched attorneys on line and wanted to make sure I had an attorney who had a strong Avvo rating. I called Mr. Gillespie's office and was pleased that I was able to meet with Craig Gillespie that afternoon. Mr. Gillespie listened carefully and took notes. He calmly explained the situation I was facing and did not sugar coat the seriousness of my crime. I felt comfortable with Craig and hired him as my legal counselor. It was by far the best decision I have ever made! What surprised me about the AZ legal system is the long length of time it takes for cases to reach a conclusion. It was 2 years and 7 months later before I was arrested. I was grateful that Craig Gillespie was still there by my side. The charges were serious. I was facing (2) Level 2 Felonies. The prosecution was pursuing 6-9 years in prison. Due to AZ Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Guidelines, I was aware that the minimum sentence I could receive included at least 1 year incarceration. Craig Gillespie went to work to help me submit an extensive mitigation package. He worked with my counselors and support group to learn more about my mental history and he took over the legal proceedings so I could focus on my recovery. He truly seemed to care about my situation and what led me to cross the line into criminal behavior. I was grateful to have Craig by my side during the many hearings in front of the Judge. He was extremely professional, a great orator and clearly had a strategy in place for my defense and mitigation. Craig Gillespie skillfully negotiated a plea deal which I accepted for 1-4 years. While this was still frightening to me, it was a much better offer than the original 6-9 years. In the end, I was sentenced to 1.25 years in prison by a thoughtful judge who understood the power of addiction and who was clearly impressed by the mitigation case that Mr. Gillespie submitted. Due to an early release for good behavior, I served 7 1/2 months. In my view, Craig Gillespie saved my life and I am eternally grateful.
Posted by anonymous
My case lasted well over a year and the Gillespie team stuck with me throughout. It was a long road but they got me the desired outcome at a fair price. Thanks guys!
Posted by Joshua
Mr. Craig Gillespie and his firm literally saved my life. Felony indictment that left my world spinning. I proclaimed my innocence from day one, as an attorney Mr. Gillespie was there to support my decision making through every stage of the process. I was told to plea by prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges across the county of Maricopa, and stood fast. I expected some push back from my counsel for being so disinterested in a deal, but Gillespie acted with a sense professionalism that outshone even some seated justices. He maintained my innocence at every possible step and elevated my defense past his own self concern for conduct in order to protect my rights from those who wished to take them from me. I insistently recommend Craig Gillespie to anyone who has been brought before the state of Arizona for any matter that could change the course of your or your family's lives. Craig Gillespie not only secured my full acquittal on the indictment, he installed a sense of pride towards those who stand for justice in the face of adversity. He worked with my family and myself to facilitate a level of understanding about the legal system that allowed me to better come to terms with the mechanics of justice, which I will be forever grateful for.