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Jefferson M Simmons

DUI and DWI Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   78 reviews

also known as Long & Simmons Law

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jefferson

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BOARD CERTIFIED CRIMINAL LAW SPECIALIST AND FORMER PROSECUTOR LOCATED IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - CALL 855-981-9120

When it comes to finding the right criminal defense attorney, passion is everything.  As a DUI and criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Jefferson Simmons pours years of skill and experience into every case that he handles. He truly cares about the outcome of each case and is dedicated to providing the best legal advocacy possible.

After graduating from law school, Jefferson moved to Arizona and started his career at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. There, he began working as a prosecutor and gained invaluable courtroom experience handling all types of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, ranging from DUI to homicide, including assault and drug cases.

Today, Jefferson is a Criminal Law Specialist as certified by the Arizona State Bar and uses his experience as a former prosecutor to create aggressive defense strategies for each of his clients. He knows how prosecutors think and uses this knowledge to the advantage of his clients in the courtroom. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2020 2019 2018 + 4 ...
Top Contributor 2016,2015,2014
Top Contributor
2016 2015 2014

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Location

Long & Simmons, PLLC
4455 E. Camelback Road, Suite C-135
Phoenix, AZ, 85018

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Matt | July 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest & effective
This is the 2nd time I’ve worked with Jefferson, and for the 2nd time he helped me out of a tough situation where I was facing criminal charges for an unlucky set of circumstances, and he helped me avoid a criminal record. He’s been very transparent with me each time, set realistic expectations, and gave me plenty of time to understand the process. Also his rates were fair & reasonable. Glad I connected with him originally and will continue to go to him if I ever need help!
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Posted by Edward | June 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
I so much appreciate Mr. Simmons advice and help in my case. He stuck with me through a longer than expected experience and went the extra mile to help me resolve my case.
Posted by Jayden | December 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jefferson Simmons is the man!!
Jefferson did an amazing job winning me my Dui case. He was very easy to talk to and open. He gave me a sense of comfort and ease knowing he was fighting and kept me in the loop throughout the whole process. If you want a lawyer you can trust use Jefferson Simmons.
Posted by Fares | July 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
excellent lawyer
always helpful and gives you an honest answer and opinion and always tries his best to dismiss your case
Posted by Stacy | April 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER EVER!!!
I don’t know where to begin, other than Jefferson Simmons saved my life. I am so amazed at all that he did for me. I got an extreme DUI in Phoenix in Aug 2020 which was a 2nd offense, and another lawyer highly recommended Jefferson. I called him and he immediately took my case, and from day one he just took the reins and was off like a rocket. I never once had to question anything or worry about anything. In Mar 2021 I had a traumatic head injury and had to have a major surgery, physical therapy, then a second surgery, etc. He made sure my case was put on hold until all my health issues were resolved. While my Phoenix DUI case was still in progress, I was charged with a 3rd extreme DUI in Scottsdale in Feb 2022, which in Arizona is a felony with 6 months in prison. Jefferson took that case on and juggled both cases and managed to keep my 3rd DUI out of felony court, so it remained a misdemeanor. Ultimately, I was sentenced to only 36 days jail for Scottsdale and 26 days jail for Phoenix, and it gets better. He got the Phoenix judge to let me serve that sentence concurrently with my Scottsdale sentence, so max days in jail ended being 36 days. He also got the Phoenix judge to accept everything I had to do for the Scottsdale case so I didn’t have to anything twice, i.e. MADD Victim Impact Panel, alcohol screening and classes, and 30 hrs community service. Jefferson is an amazing lawyer who no doubt truly cares about his clients. He fought so hard for me on both of my cases and kept me from having a felony on my record. I will forever be grateful to Jefferson because without him I would have no chance of getting my life back together.
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Posted by Cynthia | January 5, 2023
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Top notch!
So grateful to Jefferson for helping me with my case! I was unfamiliar with the process, he took the time to answer all my questions and fight for me. Jefferson was able to resolve the situation with the best possible outcome. I highly recommend this team!
Posted by Leah | December 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Big thank you to Jefferson Simmons and his team for all their work in helping me tie up some loose ends with a case that my original lawyer was not capable of fulfilling. I came to Jefferson explaining my frustration with the lack of confidence I had in my original lawyer, and my experience. Without hesitation, Jefferson was able to apply and square away my set aside within a few days, where I shortly received my approval in the mail. During that time frame (even while in vacation) he answered every question I had and was very informative on the process, time frame, and outcome. You can tell he takes pride in his work and cares about getting the job done the right way. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding and hands on lawyer.
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Posted by Jason | May 31, 2022
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Best decision you can make when you made a few poor ones.
So I was facing my first DUI and also other charges that were serious. I knew I needed to be represented but where to start? I started searching the web and you quickly find out whoever has the biggest marketing budget is listed big and bold and so our their fees and approach. Everything is listed like a ala carte menu or they make you think your getting a huge discount if you buy their inclusive service. I left each consultation feeling there has to be better. So I started calling the best DUI lawyers and Criminal lawyers in Phoenix and Jefferson was one of the 3 or 4 I initially called. I quickly was able to know quickly what I didn't want and I that was because I was fielding calls back to back and its doesn't take a genius to appreciate who wants to first understand your case before they tell you how great they are. Through this process I was surprised to find one attorney where I felt comfortable and not judged, who never not once boasted himself. Searching him online you can see he has the awards, achievement's, and respect from his peers he easily could have. Jefferson was never wishy washy or used ambiguous words that didn't really mean anything. He was honest and gave it to you as the facts of the case is all that matters. he answered every question I had through e-mail or text and if he wasn't able to get me an answer right away he would inform me of that so that never was I left guessing. I believe he really tried representing me the best way possible and we changed our defense on the actions of the prosecutor which I found very reassuring because he shared with me his thought process and why we should do this or that in response on how the prosecutor will file charges to bringing the case to trial. This is what you paying for the best possible outcome when you hire Jefferson Simmons. Your paying for the confidence that when your case is over and closed you know you received the best possible outcome and will most likely find yourself getting a outcome you didn't think possible. No public attorney will work your case or even have the knowledge and skills than hiring a pro and you can spend 2x I did but remember that extra cost goes to that 15th floor high end office space and all the stuff that wont make a difference in your case. I maybe bias but Jefferson Simmons is your best chance at your best outcome. If you care about hiring a attorney that is through, transparent, tactful and strategic you cant go wrong with Jefferson Simmons and his team. So I am sure your probably curious of my outcome, well I was facing a mandatory 1 year suspension since I refused a blood test and was serviced a warrant and they got it anyway - this type of suspension is at least I though was fireproof impossible to fight right? Well after Jefferson representing me at the hearing and did inform me he doesn't see me escaping this suspension no one really does but will be my advocate in the length and getting a restricted license after a period of time. A hour later I get a text - case dismissed no suspension !?! Jefferson upon his questioning of the officer found a discrepancy that clearly showed how he will do whatever he can and give you the best chance because how easy could it have been if he just wanted to get through the hearing, I would say very and I bet most attorneys do just that but Jefferson is a true tactician and shows his ability to listen because he saw a opening and saved my license. The rest of my experience was much of the same. I was facing 6 charges resulting from my DUI 3 were felonies. I stand here today with me case closed. Of the possible life changing outcomes for the worse I was facing all charges were dropped and I plead to a misdemeanor DUI the blood results were hard to beat. This was my best outcome. One thing I am not a wealthy and I have a family so hiring a attorney of this mans caliber was something I never thought I could afford but I figured it out and you will too if you want your best outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2021
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Grateful for Jefferson and his team!
I would like to thank Jefferson for helping me with my case. I was very pleased with the outcome. He helped me with a previous case a few years ago and when I found myself in trouble again, first person I thought to turn to was Jefferson and his team. Although he handled my case from a distance, he kept thorough communication and was fully accommodating in many ways. I would highly recommend Jefferson to anyone looking for representation in a criminal matter.
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Posted by Jacki | June 17, 2021
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Jefferson is an Attorney with a heart
My son's ex-girlfriend got my son in trouble, & it turned out to be the biggest mess ever. I hired Jefferson to represent my son. He went beyond my expectations. I highly recommend him 100%
Posted by Quinashea | February 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever
Mr Simmons is the truth I recommend his services to anyone thank you so much for taking my case and giving me results that put me in a position to keep my life on track
Posted by Vance | October 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I’m so thankful for choosing the right team.
Jeff and his team did a great job with my case, I never felt alone, communication was 24/7 his law firm fought for me and I recommend Mr. Jeff Simmons law firm to anyone who needs a lawyer that will stand up and fight on your behalf.....Thanks again Jeff.
Posted by Matthew | October 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced & Professional
I was facing a serious charge (aggravated assault w/deadly weapon) with serious consequences (5 to 15 years prison). With it being my first experience in a situation like this undoubtedly I was scared for my future. Although after my first consultation with Mr. Simmons, I knew that he had the experience and knowledge to be able to help me. He explained the whole process and procedures of the court system, in understandable, concise details allowing me to sleep better at night knowing that I had him representing me. I never felt that he was being untruthful or sugar coating anything, just plain honesty of the situation at hand. If you ever find yourself in trouble with the law and need a criminal defense attorney who knows what they are doing, contact Mr. Simmons.
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Posted by Ryan | September 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great service and very professional
My family was trying to navigate a very scary situation and we got connected to Jeff through another lawyer I knew. Jeff was kind, courteous, and really took the time to understand what our situation. On top of giving some great advice he also put us all at ease. I'm really glad I got connected with him. If you're looking for a new criminal attorney, Jeff Simmons is my go to.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2019
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Great Plea Results
I would like to give a big Thank You to Jefferson Simmons and Firm. He was able to get an extreme dismissed from my case. I am thankful for him. He helped my husband a few years back. My husband was looking at years, thankfully he was only away from his family for 4 months. I highly, highly recommend Jefferson Simmons if your looking for the BEST legal support. Thank You Again for all your help.
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Posted by Kristophe | December 4, 2019
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Best defense around
Jefferson is simply the best! Compassionate towards my situation and understanding of my hardships. He handled my case extremely professionally and explained every step of the process. He has extensive knowledge of the rules & regulations of the law and processes that must be done properly. I highly recommend him to anyone & everyone who is facing a dire situation. Mine had slim chances of getting the outcome I wanted, but with Jeffersons professionalism and knowledge we were able to get the outcome I desired. I cant thank him enough for what he did!
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Posted by David | October 30, 2019
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Amazing defense attorney
Jefferson provided exceptional defense in my case, exploring avenues and strategies that led to a better than best outcome in my criminal case. I am forever grateful for his conscientious and meticulous defense, and for being someone who I could count on when my freedom was on the line.
Posted by Jorge | February 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Jefferson Simmons and group review
From beginning to end I had a pleasant and professional experience. Jefferson was confident, took time to discuss details of my case, go over outcomes, and overall just made this process easier. There was clear and timely communication as well which helped when I had a simple question and rather than wait days from a secretary I had direct and immediate contact. I hope you never need their services, but I highly recommend Jefferson and his group if you do.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2019
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Fantastic Representation
First off I would like to give a huge thank you to Jefferson Simmons and his team at Valley of the Sun Law. I hired Mr Simmons and he was excellent throughout my entire case! He represented me with professionalism and mastery. He explained every step in detail and if I had questions he answered them at length. He is extremely understanding and supportive. I know that I can still go to him if I have any lingering questions and he will be there with an answer. He alleviated the majority of my stress throughout the entire process and I am truly grateful for his support.
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Posted by Matt | December 11, 2018
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DUI/ENDANGERMENT COMBO
Jefferson was my attorney from the beginning from the day after my arrest. I had a DUI in Scottsdale that occurred while my out of state license was suspended. This led to complications which could have led to a class 4 felony. This would have essentially destroyed my newly found career, any opportunity of advancement, and would have resulted in a lot of prison time (not jail, prison). Through over two years of the litigation process, a very favorable outcome compared to the initial offer was reached. I ended up with an misdemeanor DUI charge and a (temporary) undesignated class 6 felony. I did have to go to jail but after a week I was in the work furlough program for the remainder of my sixth day sentence and was able to keep my job and work six days a week. Initially there was a huge misunderstanding with the jail, but Jefferson went out of his way to call both the jail and the judge to have things made right. After only 10 months of probation (court ordered 24), Jefferson submitted a motion to have the felony reduced and I now do not have the endangerment felony on my record. This legitimately saved my job and has allowed me to continue moving forward with life. I should let it be known throughout the way there were many hurdles. I got pulled over when my license got suspended initially and Jefferson had that dropped. To those unfamiliar with the legal process (me), it often seems as if questions may be unanswered, but that’s just the nature of the business. Jefferson was always reassuring and there during the entire nearly three year from start to finish process, and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in a similar situation. He helped me keep my life on track and maintain great standing in my career.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Partner
  • Long & Simmons Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rosenstein Law Group, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Maasen Law Firm
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Maricopa Country Attorney's Ofc
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Summer Associate
  • Metz Lewis
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • law
  • 2006
  • Westminster College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Super Extreme DUI >.20
  • Not Guilty on both Extreme DUI counts
  • Disorderly Conduct - Fighting
  • Dismissal
  • Extreme DUI
  • Reckless Driving
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Southwest Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2016 Southwest Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Criminal Law Specialist
  • Arizona State Bar
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Excellent Feature DUI Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Recognition for Litigation
  • Phoenix Police Department - Robbery Division
  • 2011
  • Special Recognition - Drophouse Litigation
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 2010
  • Special Recognition - Kidnapping Litigation
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 2010
  • Special Recognition - Attempted Murder
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 2009
  • Special Recognition - Home Invasion Litigation
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (42)
Given (53)
Endorse Jefferson
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Jefferson in the past. He is a no-nonsense attorney and he will fight to protect his clients' rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jefferson for several years and he has always shown great compassion towards his practice and clients. He is a true advocate and consistently achieves great results for his clients by aggressive representation and successful trial results. I would highly recommend Jefferson to any person in need of representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jefferson is a great attorney and is very knowledgeable in the areas of DUI and criminal defense. He does excellent work for his clients."
Juvenile law Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Simmons is an aggressive and savvy attorney. His experience and reputation have led to great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Mr. Simmons on criminal cases for almost a decade. He is a tireless worker who goes the extra mile for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jefferson Simmons is a highly skilled trial and appellate attorney. I highly recommend Jefferson Simmons as I have personally seen him battle for his clients rights in court with beyond impressive results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fantastic attorney. Very knowledgeable and works for his clients. Highly endorsed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jefferson is an extremely talented attorney. He has years of experience in criminal law and is well respected in the community. I am always impressed with his performance in the courtroom and would happily recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jefferson for several years. He is personable, professional, and capable. I highly recommend him in the field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Simmons is a well-respected attorney in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Other
"Jefferson is a dedicated, hard working attorney, and an even better litigator. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Simmons will investigate and pursue all avenues of defense. He is highly devoted to achieving a positive resolution of his clients' case. I have worked alongside Jefferson and know him to always be prepared and competent on the matter at hand. His opinion/analysis is well thought out and respected. I recommend Mr. Simmons for any type of criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I previously worked with Jefferson and found him to be aggressive, charismatic, and hard-working. He possesses a tremendous courtroom presence and knows his case and the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jefferson. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
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Phoenix DUI and DWI Lawyer Jefferson M Simmons
Jefferson M Simmons
DUI and DWI Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 17 years
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