Criminal Defense Lawyer Arizona

Andrew C. Marcantel is a criminal defense attorney with a passion for freedom, individual rights, and government accountability. With a background in legal philosophy and constitutional law, Andrew excels at applying an out-of-the-box approach to contemporary criminal law issues in all of our clients’ cases. As an attorney for The Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm, Andrew avidly serves his community by defending its citizens’ rights and holding the government to the standards imposed by the state and federal Constitutions.

Andrew earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, graduating with honors and receiving seven Dean’s List Recognitions throughout the course of the program. Andrew completed the Philosophy, Politics and Law Certification Program through the Honors College, and worked with various faculty members to serve as a student mentor in the Honors program. Throughout his undergraduate years, Andrew published several articles on the subjects of moral philosophy, ethics, and literature, receiving notable recognitions and scholarships sponsored by the University.

Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Andrew earned his Juris Doctorate from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, receiving a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his achievement in the subject of Philosophy of Crime and Punishment. While in law school, Andrew worked for two years as a Certified Limited Practice Student and Legal Research Specialist at a respected Scottsdale, Arizona law firm, and gained experience on hundreds of state criminal and civil matters, all before even graduating from law school.

Since joining The Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm in 2014, Andrew has aggressively defended our clients in hundreds of cases, including major federal felony trials, state felony cases in every county in Arizona, and misdemeanor cases in numerous municipal and justice courts.  Andrew has been featured in numerous national news outlets for his work on high profile cases, and is regularly called to speak at local events, schools, gun shows, legal conferences and national podcasts on a variety of legal topics.  In addition, Andrew is a member of several highly respected national defense organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

After practicing law in Arizona for six years, Andrew became certified to practice in Hawaii state and federal courts, and now advocates for our clients in both Arizona and Hawaii cases.  In assisting our clients with their criminal matters, Andrew furthers the firm’s tradition of passionate, insightful and proficient representation in each and every case.

In his free time, Andrew is an avid hiker and backpacker, regularly traveling across the country in search of his next adventure.  He also plays keyboards in several bands, and loves to play classical piano.  But perhaps his favorite pastime is spending time with his English bulldog named Beefy.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Arizona


State Bar of Arizona

United States District Court, District of Arizona

State Bar of Hawai`i 

United States District Court, District of Hawai`i


Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

J.D., Law


Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University

B.A., Philosophy, Cert. Philosophy, Politics, and Law



Criminal Defense Lawyer Arizona – Civil Rights Restoration Cases, Misdemeanor and Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Driving on Suspended License, Possession of Marijuana and Narcotic Drugs, Manufacture of Marijuana and Narcotic Drugs for Sale, Federal Drug Trafficking, Misdemeanor and Aggravated Assault, Domestic Violence, Violation of Order of Protection, Disorderly Conduct, Gun Crimes, Probation Violations, Manslaughter, Murder, Conspiracy, Solicitation, White Collar Crimes, Fraud, Theft of Property, Theft of Identity, Burglary, Robbery, Sex Crimes, Kidnapping, Endangerment, Felony Flight, Resisting Arrest.

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"Very happy with Attorneys For Freedom, Andrew in particular. Exceptional legal services and professional team. Couldn't be happier with the outcome of my case." - Satisfied Client

“When I first talked with Andy, I was enormously relieved, earlier he had told me of a vast history doing my type of litigation. After interviewing and going over details, I knew he wasn’t kidding. He proved that with the outcome... Thanks, Attorneys For Freedom” - Satisfied Client

"Andy Marcantel was the first lawyer that I had to have, and I cannot thank him enough for the amazing job he did representing me. I was falsely accused of a crime that I did not commit, and he did an outstanding job of getting me the best outcome possible. I am able to continue to pursue my engineering degree because of him. He is very responsive and will answer any questions or concerns you have about your case. If anyone is needing a lawyer, I highly recommend Andrew Marcantel. The man knows his stuff and will do everything in his power to defend you against false accusations." -Satisfied Client

"Marc, Andrew, and Howard were all amazing. I was wrongfully convicted of a marijuana DUI and with their help I got it talked down to a lesser charge! I'm truly grateful for them and would recommend this law firm to anyone who needs legal aid!" - Satisfied Client

“Andrew Marcantel and the Law Group of Attorney for Freedom are amazing when bad things happen to good people. You need to contact them. They will protect your rights! They are professional, respectful, and knowledgeable. I am so happy I was referred to them.” - Satisfied Client

“If I could leave 6 stars I would. Andrew Marcantel was amazing, and hands down this law firm was excellent. Almost 2 years dealing with them, and I had a ton of questions all the time. He was very patient with me through this entire process. Very professional and he knows what he is doing. Would recommend them to anyone! Thank you!!”  -Satisfied Client

"I recently had an issue that led me to consult the Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm.  I absolutely recommend Andy Marcantel and his law firm for handling my case.  I never thought I would be in this type of situation and I had confidence that Andy would resolve my case which the end result led to DISMISSAL.  Everyone on their team showed great professionalism, knowledge, experience, and did an outstanding job handling my case.  Thank you so much Andy for all of your effort and hard work, I really appreciate the whole team." -Satisfied Client

"If you need a competent defense attorney who is motivated by individual rights and fair play over seemingly endless legal charges, then you should seriously consider hiring Attorney Andy Marcantel. I hired Andy 8 months ago to help me get a fraudulent traffic citation dismissed. As a result, a District Captain of the AZ Highway Patrol intervened and declared in writing that my case was dismissed. However, without my knowledge, I recently discovered that the Captain’s request for dismissal had been denied because it had not been properly filed with the courts. As soon as I reported this matter to Andy, he called the Captain’s office at no charge to me and encouraged his Administrator to fix the problem asap. End result: The Administrator obtained a “Motion for Dismissal” within two days and emailed me the official signed paperwork. I doubt that I would have gotten such a quick and thorough response if Andy had not been involved." - Satisfied Client