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Carlos A. Medina, Esq.

Tucson Criminal Defense Lawyer With 10+ Years Of Experience

Attorney Carlos A. Medina has been an attorney since 2009. He has dedicated his career to criminal defense, representing clients in the face of misdemeanor and felony offenses. His commitment to preserving his clients’ constitutional rights and ensuring they are offered all the protections offered by our criminal justice system has earned him a reputation as an aggressive and competent attorney.

Attorney Carlos A. Medina served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years, from 1990 to 1994, receiving a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship. He earned his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 1999 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the City University of New York School of Law in 2005.

Through his years of legal experience, Attorney Carlos A. Medina has acquired skills that have provided a strong foundation for a successful criminal defense practice. His passion for helping others gives him the strength necessary to go to bat for his clients inside and outside the criminal courtroom, protecting their rights to the fullest extent.


  • City University of New York School of Law, J.D. (2005)
  • University of Arizona, B.A. Sociology (1999)


  • New York (2015)
  • U.S. District Court – Arizona (2010)
  • Arizona (2009)


  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • Advanced Case Law Research on Westlaw (Advanced Westlaw Certification)
  • Advanced Statutory Research on Westlaw (Advanced Westlaw Certification)
  • Build Your Future 2004, Using Lexis-Nexis in the Workplace Criminal Prosecution & Defense Training
  • Criminal Investigation & Discovery Class at UA Law – by Walter Nash
  • DUI Seminar – by the Law, Criminal Justice & Security Program at UA Law

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Criminal Defense FAQ

  • Do I have to consent to a search of my home or vehicle?
    A: The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution offers protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. This means that law enforcement cannot simply search you or your property or make an arrest without probable cause. You have the right to refuse a law enforcement officer’s request to search your car or your home, but if they have a warrant or believe they have probable cause, they may be able to conduct a search. If you believe your property was illegally searched, an attorney can assess the situation and determine whether this can be used to your advantage in challenging your arrest or charges.
  • What are my rights if I'm arrested?
    A: If you’re arrested, you have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided to you. These rights are essential, as anything you say or do after you are taken into custody may be used against you in court. Exercise your rights and protect your interests.
  • If I refuse to give a statement or answer a question, will I face criminal charges?
    A: As already mentioned, you have the right to remain silent. You can politely refuse to answer questions posed to you by a police officer, and you should not face criminal charges simply for exercising this right. Depending on the situation, however, you may still be arrested and taken into custody. Be sure to request to speak to your attorney, who may be able to challenge an unlawful arrest.
  • What is a plea agreement? Should I accept it?
    A: A plea agreement typically involves lesser charges or punishment offered in exchange for a plea of guilty or no contest. Do not accept a plea offer without first talking to your attorney. You need to be certain that this is in your best interests. In some cases, a skilled criminal defense lawyer may be able to fight your charges and help you avoid a conviction altogether – which is far more advantageous than any plea agreement.
  • If I’m innocent, do I really need an attorney?
    A: Guilt or innocence aside, your future is in jeopardy in the face of criminal allegations. You need an attorney who can protect your rights to show the judge and jury that you are innocent. Legal processes must be followed, and attempts by the prosecuting attorney and law enforcement to secure a conviction must be effectively countered. Even if you are innocent, you need a professional to handle your case.