Have You Been Charged With a Crime? Suzuki Law Offices Is Here To Help

Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorneys

Arrested for a Crime in Phoenix? Call Today for a Free Consultation

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.

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

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.

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 for Your Criminal Case?

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.

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

Phoenix Criminal Defense FAQ

What should I do if I am under investigation for a crime?

If you are under investigation for a crime, it is important to seek legal advice right away. A criminal defense attorney can provide counsel that could result in the investigation ending before any charges are officially brought against you. It is important to remain silent while under investigation and when not with your lawyer, too, as anything you say can be used against you in court.

What should I do if I've been arrested?

If you are arrested, it is important to remain calm and respectful while in the presence of law enforcement. Be aware that anything you say can be used against you in court, so it is best to remain silent until your attorney is present. You have the right to remain silent, but it is important to provide identifying information such as your address and phone number when asked. Request a lawyer immediately if you cannot afford one and do not sign any documents without first consulting your attorney.

How can a criminal defense attorney help me if I have been charged with a crime?

A criminal defense attorney can help you if you have been charged with a crime in several ways. They can provide advice on the legal situation and develop a defense strategy to reduce or dismiss charges. They can represent you in court and make sure your rights are respected throughout the process, as well as negotiate plea agreements. A criminal defense attorney can also inform you of any potential punishments or sentences that may arise from the charges.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

The main difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is the severity of the crime. Misdemeanors are considered lesser crimes with less severe penalties, while felonies are more serious offenses often carrying harsher consequences. Generally, misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a small fine, while felonies usually carry sentences of more than one year in prison or even the death penalty in extreme cases. Additionally, misdemeanors typically do not result in the loss of civil rights such as the right to vote or own firearms, whereas felonies can lead to the loss of these privileges.

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.

How long does a criminal trial last?

The length of time a criminal trial lasts can vary depending on the complexity of the case, the severity of the crime in question, how insistent the prosecution is on getting a conviction, how many witnesses are needed to testify, and more. It is possible for a jury to come to a verdict quickly or a trial can last several weeks depending on the situation. Additionally, it may take several months for a hearing or sentencing after the verdict has been reached.

What are the possible outcomes of a criminal trial?

The possible outcomes of a criminal trial can range from an acquittal, when the defendant is found not guilty and all charges are dismissed, to a conviction, where the defendant is found guilty of one or more of the charges. Another potential outcome is a mistrial if there is a hung jury, which could happen if there is not enough evidence for a conviction or when the judge finds that there has been a violation of legal procedure that affects the fairness of the trial. In some cases, it may be possible for prosecutors to drop the charges or offer plea bargains.

What is the burden of proof in a criminal case?

In a criminal case, the burden of proof rests with the prosecution. This means that prosecutors are responsible for providing evidence that proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty. The term 'beyond a reasonable doubt' is legally defined as a level of certainty that is greater than any alternate hypothesis and must be met to convict the defendant.


Client Reviews

  • "He answered all my questions free of charge and was very helpful."
  • "Richard J Suzuki is an outstanding lawyer, extremely professional and responsive. The absolute best experience, my family and I were beyond content with the overall outcome."
  • "When I got into trouble with the law I didn’t know where to turn.  Mr. O’Sullivan was immediately assigned to my case and I felt a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders."
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