Pre-Trial & Post-Trial Hearings in Phoenix
Hire Our Lawyers for Motions, Hearings & Appeals
You can't judge a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer only by his wins
and losses before a jury; although we stand by our record of not-guilty
verdicts. Often, the final outcome of your case is determined by what
your attorney does (or doesn't do) in the early stages of your case,
and by his or her ability to secure post-conviction relief.
Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. is there to protect your interests in pre-trial
hearings and plea negotiations, at trial, at sentencing, and on appeal.
For experienced and comprehensive representation on
any criminal charges, contact us today to learn how we can help.
Pre-trial hearings, trial advocacy & post-conviction relief. Free initial
consultations. Hablamos Español.
From the moment you hire our firm, we give your case the full attention
it deserves. We are working behind the scenes to plan the best defense
possible, and we personally accompany you to all court appearances.
The Pre-Trial Advocacy Stage
Initial appearance (arraignment) - Within 24 hours of your arrest, you will appear before
a judge to hear the formal charges and enter a (not guilty) plea. At this
time, we will argue for release conditions: minimal bond and set free
on your own recognizance or release to a third party who has posted bond for you.
Bond Reduction hearing - The Constitution guarantees that bail cannot be excessive. If bail is
set unreasonably high or out of proportion to the crime, we will argue
for a reduced bond amount or release on your own recognizance (R.O.R.)
Preliminary hearings - The goal is to prevent formal charges. The prosecutor puts forth evidence
that a crime was committed and that you committed it. We can fight many
aspects of the government's case through a variety of methods including:
Motions to dismiss charges as unfounded based on lack of evidence or new evidence.
Motion to remand to a grand jury for a reconsideration of probable cause.
Motions to suppress evidence, statements, confessions or witness / victim identification as
illegally obtained, tainted or unfairly prejudicial.
Motion in limine to preemptively exclude evidence that would be prejudicial.
Motions to set aside previous convictions that would influence a jury or that would trigger
Sentencing hearing - If you have been convicted, we can argue for downward departure from the
presumptive jail or prison term, or recommend alternative adjudications
(unless incarceration is mandatory) such as probation, addiction treatment,
fines, restitution and community service.
Criminal appeals - You automatically have the right to an appeal if you are found guilty
of a crime by a judge or jury. Throughout your case, our team notes any
decisions by a judge or actions by law enforcement or prosecutors that
may be grounds for later appeal: ineffective assistance of your previous
lawyer, prosecutor misconduct, Constitutional violations by law enforcement,
improperly admitted or excluded evidence or witnesses, pre-trial or in-trial
rulings, jury instructions and sentencing errors. We will explore and
explain your possible avenues for appeal:
Direct appeal to a higher court
Rule 32 post-conviction relief
Habeas corpus petitions
Motion to set aside the conviction or sentence
Probation hearings - If you are accused of violating terms set by a judge, you could be sentenced
to serve the original sentence. Likewise, if you have been a model citizen
and complied with all terms of probation, you can petition for release.
Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. can capably protect or assert your interests in:
Probation revocation hearings to earn you a second chance and avoid jail
Early termination of probation motions and hearings
Former State and Federal Prosecutor Working For You
In addition to years of experience as a defense lawyer participating in
pre-trial hearings and other proceedings, our founder, Mr. Suzuki, previously
served as a Deputy Maricopa County Attorney and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.
These insights, particularly the familiarity with federal court procedure,
set us apart from most defense firms.
Put this knowledge and experience to work for you. We represent clients
on all misdemeanor and felony charges in the Phoenix area, surrounding
counties and statewide throughout Arizona. We offer a free consultation
at (602) 842-6762, or you can
contact us online
today. We also speak fluent Spanish.