Have you been charged with a federal crime? Suzuki Law Offices is Here to Help

Phoenix Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Defending Your Rights

There is no substitute for federal court experience when you are facing felony charges in U.S. District Court. Our founding attorney, Richard J. Suzuki, is a former federal prosecutor who can directly apply these insights to your criminal case.

If you have been arrested, indicted or targeted in an investigation for a federal crime, contact Suzuki Law Offices. Our Phoenix federal crime lawyers know how the feds think, and we know federal court procedure inside and out.

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Trial Experience on Both Sides of Federal Crimes

Many criminal defense attorneys are former state prosecutors, but very few have been on the other side of federal charges. Richard Suzuki served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, in addition to prosecuting felonies as a Deputy Maricopa County Attorney.

If you are charged with a federal crime, it is critical that your lawyer knows what he's doing. Mr. Suzuki understands rules of evidence, discovery and other federal court procedures that are significantly different from state court. He understands which crimes carry mandatory minimum sentences and enhancement factors that can add years to a prison term.

He knows federal sentencing guidelines, where there is leeway for a favorable plea bargain or mitigated prison time, and where there is no choice but to go to trial. Most importantly, Richard can think like a federal prosecutor. Just by reading the indictment, he can glean the strength of the case against you and what the government will likely do next.

Skilled Representation for All Types of Federal Crimes

We handle all charges brought under federal jurisdiction, including:

You Have No Time to Lose – Call Suzuki Law Offices Today!

If you or someone you love is currently being investigated for or has already been charged with a federal offense, you need to act fast. Contact our Arizona federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Our legal team is standing by to discuss your case. Richard Suzuki has the knowledge to challenge the admissibility of wiretaps, informant testimony, undercover audio / video recordings, search warrants and other key evidence that may sway your case.

Arrested for a federal crime in or around Phoenix, AZ? Call Suzuki Law Offices at (602) 842-6762 for your free case evaluation.

Federal Crimes FAQ:

What is the difference between a federal crime and a state crime?

The main difference between a federal crime and a state crime is the jurisdiction in which the crime occurred and the laws that were violated. A state crime is a criminal offense that is in violation of state law and is prosecuted by the state in which the crime was committed. A federal crime, on the other hand, is a criminal offense that is in violation of federal law and is prosecuted by the federal government. Federal crimes are typically more serious than state crimes and often carry stiffer penalties, including longer prison sentences and larger fines. In addition, federal agencies such as the FBI and the DEA have greater resources and investigative powers than state agencies, which can make federal investigations and prosecutions more complex and challenging.

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

If you are under investigation for a federal crime, it is important to take the situation seriously and seek legal representation as soon as possible. Here are some steps you should consider taking:

  1. Do not speak to law enforcement without an attorney present.
  2. Hire an experienced federal criminal defense attorney who can advise you on your legal options, protect your rights, and guide you through the investigation process.
  3. Gather and preserve any evidence that may be helpful to your defense. This may include documents, emails, text messages, and witness statements.
  4. Be cooperative and respectful with law enforcement, but do not volunteer any information or waive your rights.
  5. Avoid discussing the investigation with anyone except your attorney. This includes friends, family, and coworkers.
  6. Stay organized and keep track of any communication or correspondence related to the investigation.
  7. Be prepared for the possibility of an arrest or indictment. Your attorney can help you prepare for this and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process.

Remember, being under investigation for a federal crime does not necessarily mean that you will be charged or convicted. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can work to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Can I appeal a federal criminal conviction?

You have the right to appeal a federal criminal conviction, but you must follow specific procedures and deadlines set forth by federal law. It is important to act quickly and consult with an experienced federal criminal defense attorney if you are considering an appeal.

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