Gun & Weapon Crimes

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 the above)

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 your freedom.

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.

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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

What Sets Us Apart

  • Aggressive


    We are aggressive in our pursuit to uphold the rights and interests of our clients. We have the tenacity and the legal edge necessary to make a difference in your case.

  • Dedicated


    We are dedicated to protecting our clients' rights. We genuinely care about your well-being, and will always work diligently to pursue a positive outcome. You deserve nothing less!

  • Honest


    We are honest in our assessment of each case. Our lawyers make every effort to evaluate and review every case we receive. We are always candid and upfront about our conclusions. Our goal is your best interest, and we won't compromise that objective.

  • Highly-Rated


    We are highly rated by our peers and past clients. With a long list of achievements and accolades attached to our name, you can have confidence in our ability and our commitment.

  • Successful


    We are successful with a track record that includes many notable case wins, as well as millions of dollars in recoveries for injured clients. Our legal finesse and determination has been proven time and again. Let us put this experience to work for you.

  • Experienced


    We’ve worked on both sides of the courtroom, handling cases at the state and federal level. We apply this insight to the defendants we protect and the injured we advocate for.