Why is Civil Rights Restored Right for You?

At Civil Rights Restored, your case will receive individualized attention tailored to you. Our mission is to aggressively prepare each case for trial: challenging the forensics, any constitutional violations, and procedural errors in order to get the best results for our clients.

Sheena Lemmons, Phoenix DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney, is the founder of Civil Rights Restored, in Phoenix, Arizona. Our firm defends clients facing charges in Maricopa County including Phoenix, the Metro Phoenix area, Scottsdale, and other areas outside Maricopa County by appointment.

Sheena’s top priority is to put the needs of the client first and to deliver the strongest defense possible for their case. That is how she gets results – by fighting for each and every client’s rights and attacking the State’s evidence against you.

Sheena is a skilled and dedicated advocate for her clients. She uniquely has experience in both criminal defense and criminal prosecution. She leverages this well-rounded assessment for the benefit of her clients.

Drawing from her experience working in the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office and the City of Gilbert Prosecutor’s Office as a legal extern, Sheena analyzes cases with a broad perspective of the legal system and applies this to the facts of each case.

Earning a Juris Doctorate Degree (J.D.) in 2016, Sheena graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors at Arizona Summit Law School. She graduated 5th in her class, in the top 90th percentile. She achieved the highest grades in the class in both Constitutional Law and Bankruptcy.

It is this dedication to success that Sheena is committed to putting into her client’s cases and work for the best possible outcome.

Admitted to practice in Arizona in 2017, Sheena Lemmons is a member of the State Bar of Arizona.

Dedicated to ongoing professional development, she is also a proud member of the National College For DUI Defense (NCDD) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Sheena applies valuable knowledge and trial-proven strategies to her DUI cases from the extensive experience of the vast support network of DUI attorneys nationwide at NCDD and NACDL.

Sheena applies excellent attention to detail and issue spotting in her cases and draws from her prior employment experience at the law firm Ryley Carlock & Applewhite DCG beginning in 2017. There, she was quickly offered career advancement opportunities and was promoted to Project Lead. Sheena leverages her experience reviewing voluminous discovery materials as a distinct advantage as a DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer to find problems and issues in her client’s case.

Beyond her legal experience, Sheena Lemmons utilizes her skills from past employment as a teacher. She is dedicated to educating her clients throughout the entire process of a criminal matter to ensure her clients have an understanding of the legal system and the implications of their case.

Sheena earned a Bachelor’s in Education in 2010 at Kent State University and became a licensed teacher in Ohio. As a criminal defense attorney, Sheena draws from her experience teaching and applies a wide awareness of the impacts of the criminal justice system on individuals’ lives.

During her undergraduate coursework, she taught at the Portage County Juvenile Detention Center. This experience was profound and revealed Sheena’s passion to work with youth and adults facing hardship in their lives.

She brought her philosophy into the classroom: that a person is much more than their past mistakes and deserve to be treated fairly and motivated to succeed.

Being a strong proponent of Constitutional rights and notions of justice, Sheena fights hard for her client’s liberty and will hold the government and its actors accountable.

The Ideal Client at Civil Rights Restored

At Civil Rights Restored, we fight for the rights of those accused of committing a criminal offense in Arizona and provide results-driven, aggressive criminal defense.

Sheena Lemmons defends a range of violations in Maricopa County from misdemeanors to felony offenses. If you or a loved one are charged with active criminal charges in Arizona, and you are ready to get the issue resolved, please contact us for a free consultation at (480) 759-7479.

Example of cases we represent: Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Extreme DUI, Super Extreme DUI, Aggravated DUI, DUI Drugs, criminal traffic violations, any drug offenses, domestic violence, assault, theft, fraud, trespass, criminal damage, municipal violations such as urinating in public, sexual offenses, and many other charges.

In addition to defending active cases, Sheena Lemmons also provides post-conviction relief in Arizona such as set aside a conviction, civil rights restoration, firearm rights restoration, and expunge a conviction for a marijuana offense in Arizona.

What You Can Expect When You Hire Civil Rights Restored

Civil Rights Restored is a relentless trial firm and we are ready to take your case from beginning to end. This is not a “plead-you-out” at first chance law firm. We are dedicated to providing zealous and skilled, full-service criminal defense in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Our goal is to provide exceptional representation by handling the criminal case and any Motor Vehicle Department case (MVD) while the client gets back to what is important; their life. If you hire us, you now have a team to defend you!

What we provide is we look for the problems in the State’s case and attack their evidence to weaken their case.

Our mission is to get rid of the State’s best evidence against you, if possible. That is how we get results – by destroying the State’s case against you. If we succeed, the State may dismiss the case altogether.

Whether it’s Constitutional violations of your rights, statutory issues, policy or procedure errors, any issues with the forensics – we analyze all of it.

At the early stages of your case, we will enter a “not guilty” plea on your behalf and appear at any criminal court dates and any MVD Executive Hearing Office hearing. All while keeping you informed and involved the entire way.

During the first several months of your case, we will review the Discovery: interview every relevant officers and witnesses in your case, review officer bodycam/dashcam, police reports, review calibration records for the breath machine, look for any issues in the State’s evidence and forensics. If we find any problems, we file motions to suppress, dismiss, or preclude evidence and appear at any hearings to argue on your behalf.

We will fight hard to get the best possible result for your case and based on your very own unique set of individual circumstances.

If the case comes to the point where the State is not going to dismiss, the overwhelming majority of the time, we will get the State to provide an offer that our client is happy with. Most criminal matters are eventually resolved with the entry of a plea. The other option is to resolve the case by going to trial.

If the client chooses to take their case to trial, Sheena Lemmons, Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer has been preparing the case for trial from day one. Civil Rights Restored will not ship your case to a different law firm, but will provide your representation all the way through trial.

Contact Civil Rights Restored for a free consultation any time at (480) 759-7479, fill out the contact form on our website, or email us at reception@civilrightsrestored.com.

Let’s get your case resolved together.


  • Arizona Summit Law School - J.D. - 2016
  • Kent State University - B.A. in Education - 2009

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona

    Member Since: 2017

  • National College for DUI Defense

    Member Since: 2021

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Member Since: 2022

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