Criminal Defense

Arrested for a Crime in Phoenix?

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Even good people can find themselves in bad situations – we see it all the time. At Suzuki Law Offices, our goal is to protect the rights and best interests of our clients during the stressful time following an arrest. Because of our commitment to the clients we represent and our track record of success, we have built a reputation as a hard-hitting criminal defense firm.

If you have been arrested, contact our Phoenix criminal defense attorneys for a free consultation.

Cases We Handle

Our criminal defense lawyers represent clients facing a variety of charges, including:

  • Drug crimes, such as drug possession and trafficking of controlled substances that range from cocaine to methamphetamine.
  • Sex offenses, including sexual assault, rape, prostitution, internet sex crimes, and child pornography-related offenses.
  • Juvenile offenses, covering crimes ranging from burglary and vandalism, to drug or gang-related activity.
  • Federal crimes, including white collar crimes, RICO, federal drug trafficking, and more.
  • DUI offense, whether it is your first offense or if you are a multiple offender.
  • White collar crimes, such as fraud, computer crimes, embezzlement, identity theft, etc.
  • Theft offenses, ranging from shoplifting all the way to aggravated burglary or robbery.
  • Violent crimes, including assault, kidnapping, murder, and crimes involving firearms.

Why Hire Suzuki Law Offices?

As former state and federal prosecutors, our lawyers are 100% committed to defending our clients' rights.

We define our practice by reliability, honesty, and skill, and have been recognized by many prestigious organizations for our achievements, including:

  • Inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • 10.0 “Superb” rating and the Clients' Choice Award from Avvo
  • Membership in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Founding Member of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Additionally, our team is backed by the following:

  • We are former state & federal prosecutors
  • We are available to take your call 24/7
  • Our firm has already helped thousands of clients
  • We offer FREE, no-obligation consultations

Hire a Former Prosecutor to Defend You

When you work with a Phoenix criminal lawyer at Suzuki Law Offices, you can benefit from the experience we offer as former prosecutors. Richard Suzuki, Matthew Bartz, and Brad Smith have all served as criminal prosecutors in Arizona. What does this mean for you? It means they know how the other side of the courtroom operates. When you are facing time behind bars, enormous fines, and a tarnished reputation, this is the level of experience you want on your side.

Attorney Bartz alone has handled thousands of criminal matters—ranging from misdemeanor offenses to complex felonies. Furthermore, Attorney Suzuki worked as a criminal prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and the Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona. While there, he handled federal felony and misdemeanor cases. For this reason, you can trust that your case will be in capable hands when you turn to Suzuki Law Offices for help.

Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor?

Regardless of how minor your criminal charge may seem, it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal lawyer right away. Failure to do so can lead to costly fines and serious penalties that can greatly and negatively impact your future. A skilled lawyer, especially one familiar with the prosecution process, can examine the details of your case and ensure your rights were not violated at any point. Additionally, they can build a case to protect your future and rights.

Hire a Firm Backed by Industry Recognition

Some people think that it wouldn’t be worth the money to hire a criminal defense attorney. Instead, they turn their case over to a public defender. This is a decision that could make a bad situation worse. Public defenders juggle enormous caseloads, which means they may not be able to provide the level of attention you deserve. Don’t suffer any consequences that you would have otherwise been able to avoid; turn to us after an arrest to ensure your case is handled right the first time.

If you have been arrested in Phoenix, AZ, you have no time to waste. Contact Suzuki Law Offices now!

  • Scottsdale Progressed - Best of 2021
    Scottsdale Progressed - Best of 2021
  • Avvo 2021
    Avvo 2021
  • Top Lawyers 2020
    Top Lawyers 2020
  • Avvo 2020 Award
    Avvo 2020 Award
  • Scottsdale Progressed - Best of 2020
    Scottsdale Progressed - Best of 2020
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
    Avvo Rating 10.0
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2019
    Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2019
  • Scottsdale Progressed - Best of 2019
    Scottsdale Progressed - Best of 2019
  • Avvo 2018 Award
    Avvo 2018 Award
  • Avvo Clients Choice 2017
    Avvo Clients Choice 2017
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb
    Avvo 10.0 Superb
  • Avvo Reviews - 5 Stars
    Avvo Reviews - 5 Stars
  • US Court Appeals
    US Court Appeals
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
    Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
    American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • ABA
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • Top Valley Lawyers 2017
    Top Valley Lawyers 2017
  • Top Valley Lawyers 2018
    Top Valley Lawyers 2018
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
    Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top Lawyers Cover 2021
    Top Lawyers Cover 2021
  • Top Valley Lawyers 2019
    Top Valley Lawyers 2019
  • AZ state bar
    AZ state bar
  • Multi-million dollar advocates
    Multi-million dollar advocates
  • Avvo Clients Choice 2015
    Avvo Clients Choice 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Suzuki Law Offices

See The Difference
  • Our team has in-house Private Investigators that are retired from law enforcement
  • We are aggressive and honest in our pursuit to uphold your rights
  • We are a devoted and highly rated team of professional advocates
  • We will review your case for FREE in an initial consultation
  • Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for our clients
  • Our defense lawyers are fluent in both English and Spanish
  • Our attorneys have worked on the other side of the courtroom
  • Our team is available to take your call 24/7 – day or night


Don't Just Take Our Word For It
  • “Richard J Suzuki is an outstanding lawyer, extremely professional and responsive. If there was every any question my family or I had Richard was able to answer almost instantly. He was able to get a ...”

    - Rosa
  • “Despite my fears, Matt not only maintained his composure and professional demeanor, but he also helped calm me down and bring me back down to earth.”

    - Karen
  • “Richard is an outstanding lawyer and a genuine person. I can't explain how grateful we are that he was put in our path.”

    - Anna B.
  • “Richard took charge of my case firmly and confidently and he guided me through what could have been a harrowing experience with life-changing and disastrous results with relative ease.”

    - Steve B.
  • “Richard and his highly knowledgeable, professional staff provided me, my wife, and my family a measure of comfort and support that I would not have predicted possible under the circumstances.”

    - Brian P.