Gun & Weapons Offense Lawyer in Phoenix
Arrested on a weapons charge?
Using a gun to commit a crime – or merely possessing such a deadly
weapon – can result in serious felony charges and the possibility
of years in prison. Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. can capably represent you
at trial, but our experienced legal team does everything possible to prevent
it from coming to this point.
If you are charged with a gun crime under Arizona or federal law, contact
us immediately. From our Phoenix law offices, we represent English-speaking
and Spanish-speaking clients in the Phoenix area, Maricopa County and
surrounding counties of southern Arizona.
We have handled all types of gun crimes, including stand-alone misconduct
charges and enhancements on a number of other felony charges including:
Possession during commission of a crime: Carrying a deadly weapon while committing a felony triggers the maximum
mandatory prison sentence for the underlying offense. This includes drug
deals, burglary or any
violent crime, even if the gun was unloaded or never drawn.
Prohibited possessor: A convicted felon or an illegal alien in possession of a weapon or gun
may face mandatory prison for carrying or possessing a firearm.
Prohibited firearms: Assault weapons, sawed-off shotguns, armor-piercing ammo and other banned weapons.
Illegal in possession: If you are in the U.S. by unlawful entry you may face stiff prison time
for being caught with a weapon.
Altered serial number: A serious federal offense
Unlawful concealment: No permit to carry concealed – a misdemeanor except for any of
Effective Phoenix Criminal Defense Firm
We are knowledgeable about many viable defenses for weapons charges, from
experience on both sides of gun crime prosecutions. Before private practice,
our founder, Attorney Richard Suzuki, served as a Deputy Maricopa County
Attorney and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Tucson and Phoenix. Following
his lead, we know how to investigate to find weaknesses in the government's case.
We ask in-depth questions like:
- Is it someone else's gun? What actual evidence ties it to you?
- Did you know the gun was in your house or vehicle?
- How did officers find the firearm – by illegal search of your person
or a faulty warrant?
We look for holes in the prosecution's case to get charges dropped,
to suppress evidence or to gain leverage for a favorable plea deal. Richard
Suzuki is also prepared to defend at you in a gun crimes trial to preserve
Call our law office at (602) 842-6762. We offer a
free initial consultation and an honest assessment of your legal standing. Mr. Suzuki and several
staff members are also fluent in Spanish.