Peter C. Rosales is an accomplished and compassionate attorney with 30+ years of criminal defense and traffic courtroom experience. He has fought for clients and negotiated favorable results in countless cases ranging from criminal speeding/ traffic accident matters to misdemeanor DUI cases to Capital Murder. With a wide array of case types under his belt, Mr. Rosales is equipped to handle even the most complex of cases. He has won jury trials in such cases as those involving Second Degree Murder, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, and Possession of Marijuana for Sale. Through dogged research and creativity, he has authored and argued pretrial motions supporting such complex defenses as Serotonin Toxicity and DNA contamination, as well as those demanding suppression of evidence gathered by unconstitutional police conduct.
Mr. Rosales is a graduate of Arizona State University, the Loyola Law School, and National Criminal Defense College’s Trial Practice Institute. Mr. Rosales was Capital Certified in 2001 giving him 20+ year of experience in Capital Murder Defense.
Having worked with clients from all walks of life Mr. Rosales has been serving the Spanish speaking community his entire career. Fully fluent in Spanish language, he is able to connect with Spanish speaking clientele, providing his signature top-notch defense services. People describe himself as a dedicated individual seeking to always express sincere care for his client’s specific case needs. He understands that good people can sometimes make mistakes in life and he makes a strong effort to always express case circumstances from his client’s perspective when in front of a jury.
He has also written successful appellate briefs filed in the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court, as well as legal practice guides and seminar materials for other practicing attorneys, including the well-respected “Trial Matters”, and “The Myth of the Dog: Trying the Impossible Case”.
Through the years he also has been dedicated to the continuing legal education of his fellow justice warriors and thus, has taught at numerous legal seminars sponsored by such organizations as the Arizona Public Defender’s Association, the Arizona State Bar, and the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office.
Mr. Rosales’s hobbies include small scale model making, leaning into his knack for attention to detail. He coached little league baseball for over 10 years, connecting with the community youth.