Violent Crimes

Phoenix Violent Crime Lawyers

Put a Proven Violent Crime Defense Attorney on Your Side

Most violent crimes carry a presumption of prison time. If prosecutors can prove "dangerous allegations" that heighten the charges, you may face a mandatory prison sentence. More than 25,000 violent crimes were reported across Arizona in 2012, and the people arrested for these crimes, be it murder or rape or aggravated assault, face serious criminal penalties.

If you have been charged with a violent crime in Phoenix, it is critical that your violent crime defense lawyer has the experience and skill to fight these charges and help you avoid a conviction or minimize the consequences.

Why should you call Suzuki Law Offices?

  • Richard Suzuki has worked as a state and federal prosecutor
  • We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Suzuki Law Offices has defended hundreds of clients
  • We will start your case with a free, no-risk consultation

Our Attorneys Are Available to Help with Your Case 24/7

Our founding lawyer, Richard Suzuki, represents felony defendants across Maricopa County and surrounding counties of southern Arizona.

He has a proven record of favorable outcomes in a full range of violent crime cases, including

How “Dangerous Allegations” Can Affect Your Charges

After an arrest, time is of the essence. This is why the Phoenix violent crime defense lawyers at Suzuki Law Offices are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Crimes that might otherwise be a high-level misdemeanor or low-level felony can be charged as major felonies if dangerous allegations are present. Any of these dangerous allegations automatically escalate violent crimes to mandatory prison time, even on a first offense.

Even in plea negotiations, the prosecution will usually demand the minimum prison time:

  • Use of a deadly weapon – using or carrying a gun while committing a crime
  • Use of a dangerous instrument – can include a knife, baseball bat, beer bottle, etc.
  • Serious bodily injury – life-threatening or lasting injuries caused by violence

Your Future Is On the Line – Call Now for a Free Case Review!

Lead Attorney Richard Suzuki is an accomplished violent crime defense lawyer, a former Deputy Maricopa County Attorney, and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney. He uses his experience to gauge the strength of the case against you and give you honest and knowledgeable advice about your legal options. We can explore all viable defenses to your charges, including self-defense or defense of a third party, mistaken identity and/or lack of intent to cause harm or commit a crime.

When you hire Suzuki Law Offices, we will scrutinize all aspects of your case, from the initial arrest to police conduct to all available defense strategies. Our goals are focused on having your charges dismissed or reduced, and we draw from decades of experience and insight as former prosecutors to pursue the best results possible. If you have been accused of a serious felony, don't wait to contact a Phoenix violent crime attorney who can make the most of your defense.

Contact our law office today at (602) 842-6762
. We offer free consultations are fluent in Spanish.

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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.