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David G Bednar

Criminal defense Attorney at Flagstaff, AZ

4.7   54 reviews

also known as Law Office of David G. Bednar


Licensed for 25 years

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    75%
    Flagstaff criminal defense attorney David Bednar is experienced in handling criminal defense cases throughout Northern Arizona. Including but not limited to: Narcotic & Drug Offenses, (Transportation, Marijuania Possession, Possession for Sale), DUI, DWI (in and around Flagstaff), Sexual Offenses, Theft, Assault, Gun Charges, Probation Violations, Violent Crimes, Computer Related Offenses, and Forfeiture.

    26 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Arrested in Flagstaff, Coconino County, or somewhere else in Northern Arizona for Driving Under the Influence - Impaired to the Slightest Degree (DUI/DWI), extreme DUI (.15 or .199), super extreme DUI (.20 BAC or higher), Aggravated DUI, DUI 2nd, or DUI drugs, the consequences of a conviction can be grave without proper legal representation to defend your case.

    26 years

  3. Sex crime
    5%
    Finding a criminal Attorney who handles these types of cases is limited. Contact Flagstaff Criminal Lawyer David Bednar if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being charged with a sex crime.

    26 years

DAVID G. BEDNAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Born and raised in Kansas City Missouri. Completed my undergraduate degree at St. Louis University and moved to Flagstaff after graduating from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law in 1995.  Admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1997.

 

 

Since 1997, Flagstaff Criminal Defense Lawyer David Bednar has been providing the best possible criminal representation for individuals who have been charged with crimes iuncluding but not limited to:  drug transportation, distribution for sale, possession, DUI, DWI,  in the counties of Yavapai, Coconino, Apache, Mohave and Navajo.

Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 25 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact David

Flagstaff Law Office of David G. Bednar
www.azbednarlaw2.com
121 E. Birch Avenue, Suite 409
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  54 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
David received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2018
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2010
Awesome job thanks!!!
I was arrested for a DUI and MJ possession. Attorney Bednar was able to fight for me an get the MJ possession dismissed and the DUI reduced to a charge of reckless driving with no jail time. Thanks again!
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2011
They explained everything all along the way.
Dave and Jeff helped our son out and put our minds at ease instantly. We conducted most of our business by phone and email. Jeff was extremely responsive and explained the process thoroughly every step of the way. Dave was confident and professional and treated our son with dignity. The outcome was very satisfactory. Hope we never have to...but, we would use Dave again if necessary!
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Posted by Charlie | July 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Bednar is a Great attorney
Mr. Bednar is one of the best attorneys in the state of AZ. Also he is a really nice person and treats his clients like family! He stayed with me through a long and drawn out case and helped me out every step of the way! When the prosecutor verbally attacked me on the stand, he came in and defended me and handled it perfectly! David Bednar is your guy if you need a defense attorney in Arizona. Very easy to talk to very knowledgeable in his field and will fight for you like your are family! He also has a very nice beard!
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Fully Dismissed!!
I was charged with an extreme DUI and contacted David immediately. After a year of the courts closing (COVID), he was able to suppress the jail breathalyzer evidence due to poor police reporting in conjunction with proving the arrest violated my 4th amendment rights. The motion to suppress was extremely well written and powerful- it clearly had an effect on the prosecutor. Would definitely hire again!
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Posted by Jim | June 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We got the right lawyer!
David was hired to represent my daughter, on more than one occasion, for drug charges. Serious charges that could have resulted in very long prison terms. David was able to get the best possible results, under the circumstances. We will always be grateful for his professionalism and expertise. He is the best.
Posted by Edward | June 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
I was recently involved in a dispute which put myself and some family members of mine in a difficult position. We were fortunate to come across Dave Bednar; who was willing to work with us not only financially but as well as towards the best possible outcome. His communication and assurance with me was great and I would highly recommend him for future clients.
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Posted by Amy | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David’s persistence paid off!
I have never been in trouble in my life, and at a tough time in my life at 34 years old, I got a DUI. It took over a year and a half, but David’s persistence paid off and my charges were completely dismissed. I highly recommend Mr. Bednar!
Posted by Edgar | February 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Edgar A.
I was involved in a situation, where I was looking at DUI in the most rigorous state when it comes to traffic control. NY. Mr. Bednar and his professional team took over immediately. Addressed all proper avenues of defense for me. Comforted me that they are doing every possible way to help me and sure enough, it was dismissed. If I could recommend this man and his knowledge of the law, I would to all. Thank u Mr. Bednar.
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Posted by Riley | August 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My case was dismissed
Back in September, 2018. I was charged with a DUI. Attorney Bednar has represented me once before. On both accounts, him and his office did an outstanding job. My DUI case was dismissed July, 2019. Thank you to everyone at Bednar Law.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
David has proven himself to be an effective and competent attorney. I called David based on the reviews that I had read. After speaking with him, I felt comfortable in putting him on my daughter's case. My daughter is 19 yrs old, she made some very bad choices, associated with some not so good people and was looking at 15 to 20 yrs for one very bad decision to make some easy money. When released she will have served around two years. she has been shaken to the core, yes and she has a future to make better choices. Without David's abilities I believe my daughter would be spending at least the next ten years in prison. I highly recommend Mr. Bednar I got what I paid for and that's a good thing!
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Posted by Preston | April 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job, Helped Resolve Legal Issues
Hired David to help deal with some misdemeanors being charged against me. Everything went smoothly from the start and my case was dismissed thanks to David's communication with the prosecutor!
Posted by Kelly | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+
I hired Dave when I was arrested in Flagstaff for possession of marijuana. I was on vacation and was traveling from Vegas to the Grand Canyon. I'm from NJ so it would have been very difficult for me to handle my case from across the country. The morning after I was arrested, I found Dave's info on google and called him. He saw me for a consult immediately (literally within the hour). He made the court process very easy for me, being out of state and ultimately was able to get me a plea deal that allowed me to avoid conviction. Dave and his staff always got back to me immediately with any questions or concerns I had. I'm very pleased with the outcome of my case. This was my first arrest and Dave definitely helped put me at ease with his compassionate and professional demeanor.
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Posted by Jordan | December 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the West
I would highly recommend David Bednar, as he exceeded my expectations as a lawyer and was very kind throughout the entire process. In my DUI case he took care of everything including dealing with the DMV, which is a godsend in itself. David got my sentence dropped from a super extreme DUI to reckless driving. He saved my life and I greatly appreciate it.
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Posted by Todd | September 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Arizona
I've hired David Bednar many times and he has always exceeded my expectations. Goes above and beyond expectations. If I ever have a problem, he would be the first lawyer I'd call. He work miracles and always find solutions to any issues.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David is the best lawyer in town for criminal cases
I hired David two times now for criminal cases and he's been professional and he does have the respect of judges, prosecutors in town as well as the police department. I would highly recommend David and would always recommend him. Thanks David for practicing in the city of Flagstaff. He is very fair with his price as well.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate Skillful Attorney
I have worked in the field of disabilites for over 30 years. I was referred to Atty David Bednar to help defend an Autistic Young Man who was wrongfully arrested and whose life would have been permanently changed, if not for this talented and compassionate attorney. David advocated through all the layers of this perfect storm, including The University, Civil & Criminal Court. One year later he was successful in obtaining a judgement of a wrongful arrest and an order to have this man’s record cleared and sealed. This is not an easy task in the State of Arizona. Our world can be very cruel to those with invisible disabilites such as Autism. We are most grateful to this very special Attorney.
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Posted by Oliver | July 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in flagstaff
David is the best attorney in town. I got busted with a mother load of marijuana just a couple pounds short of a hundred and he was able to get me only 6 months in the county jail and 3 years probation. For anyone that is in a similar situation I strongly suggest calling David. Thanks again David you are a life saver.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer!
David was a wonderful lawyer; I hired him to defend me in a DUI case when I had no idea where to begin. I called him and within 10 minutes of speaking over the phone I knew he was the one I wanted to defend my case. David was reassuring and calmed my nerves about what was going to happen. He handled everything professionally and ensured I was informed throughout the entire process. With David's expertise in dealing with DUI cases, he was able to bring my extreme DUI down to reckless driving and I am greatful to have been represented by David.
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Posted by Sean | June 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dave is the best
Mr. Bednar is an amazing attorney. He was able to get my case dismissed due to an error that was very small. He is also a very confident attorney, which in turn eased my thoughts even before the case had started. Dave is an attorney that will do everything he sets out to, and more. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Davina | August 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Bednar, Not your average Attorney
I hired David Bednar to defend me in a couple of cases, during a very hard time on my life. He represented me in a DUI case as well as a Domestic Abuse case and even consulted me in a Criminal Negligence (resulting in physical harm) case as well as consultation on many traffic cases, all of which could have resulted in devastating consequences for me and my family had Mr. Bednar been anything less than an extremely confident, infinitely knowledgeable, ever the professional and always overly prepared for trial. I simply had to make a phone call and retain his services, and meet him and explain my case and he handled everything. His office staff has been nothing short of compassionate to my incredibly embarrassing circumstances, which made me feel hopeful that my mistakes would not define who I am, but merely, the mistakes I made when under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Bednar has aided me in more than legal services by helping me to see and accept that I cannot consume alcohol like many others can, and when I do I react differently than others, thus, abstinence is my only option, if I want to stay out of the courtroom, and jails. I have not had any more legal trouble and as a result of Mr. Bednar's excellent legal representation, I am a productive member of society rather than a career criminal. I now try and help others to avoid the mistakes I made, but if they do, I recommend David G. Bednar, Attorney at Law, to defend them as he is the best attorney I have ever known. Finally, he is a man with a heart the size of Texas, which I would have never known had he not defended me as a person and just treated me, as many attorney's do, like a common criminal with a litany of shameful behaviors which landed me in a courtroom. I cannot speak for others, but I personally know people who have retained Mr. Bednar's services, and have returned to him for representation repeatedly and been more than satisfied with his results. Concluding, Mr. Bednar was also an inspiration for my youngest daughter in her educational pursuits. She decided to become an attorney and is actively pursuing her degree and following law school is looking forward to becoming a defender of law and humanity. There is no better feeling when you're at the lowest point of your life than to truly trust in someone who advocates on your behalf and keeps criminal charges from destroying your life and supports you in changing the way you live. I am grateful to the Law office of David G. Bednar, and to the encouragement he gave me.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of David G. Bednar
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • State v. Wright CR2008-0984
  • Supress evidence

Associations

  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation (FEAR)
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Government Elective
  • Constitutional rights and law enforcement encounters.
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney. He works hard for his clients and continues to be a great student of the law. It was a pleasure working with him on a case recently."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave is a great person and an amazing attorney. He is highly respected by judges and prosecutors. Everybody likes Dave. He consistently gets excellent results for his clients. I recommend Dave to anybody facing criminal charges in Arizona."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a well respected criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is a natural criminal defense lawyer. He is highly detailed and his knowlede of search and seizure is outstanding. If you want a criminal defense attorney to who is going to be honest, hardworking, and tenacious if necessary, Dave is your guy."
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