Tucson Criminal Defense Attorney, Greg Stoltz
From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Stoltz was a prosecutor at the Pima County Attorney’s Office. During that time he handled hundreds of DUI cases, from arraignment, to probable cause hearing, to trial. He also worked as the prosecutor for Pima County’s Domestic Violence specialty court where he managed a caseload of over 500 cases. This provided him an invaluable education on the ins-and-outs of domestic violence law in Arizona, including orders of protection and victim’s rights laws. From 2013 to 2014 Mr. Stoltz was assigned to the Vehicular Offenses Unit at the Pima County Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted felony cases, which included aggravated DUIs, vehicular assaults, fleeing-from-the-scene cases, and criminal damage cases. Prosecuting these cases gave Mr. Stoltz exposure to all aspects of vehicular cases – the forensic investigation of vehicular homicides, the grand jury presentation, plea negotiations, pre-trial litigation, and trial tactics.
Since 2014 he has worked in criminal defense, including DUI cases and federal offenses, such as drug- and human- smuggling. During that time he also worked in plaintiff’s employment law, which included representing law enforcement officers. This unique work history means that Greg has prosecuted criminal cases, defended criminal cases, and represented individual police officers in disputes with their police departments.
As a prosecutor, he participated in officer field sobriety training both as a mock suspect and as a trainee. In other words, he consumed alcohol and had field sobriety tests administered to him during one training, and, in another training, he learned to administer the field sobriety tests – including the Walk and Turn, One Leg Stand, and Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, on intoxicated subjects.
As a motorcycle rider, Greg has taken the MSF Rider course and logged several thousand miles on two wheels, so he understands the unique issues that arise in motorcycle cases. Likewise, as a competitive shooting enthusiast, Greg has been trained in both defensive and competition shooting. His practical and legal training informs his knowledge of the lawful and unlawful uses of force and their legal consequences, as well as the mechanics of firearms and ammunition.