Top Rated Criminal

Defense Lawyers in

Phoenix, AZ

Fighting for the Rights of Arizona Residents

Because passionate, informed representation is the
bedrock of our legal system.

Without Diligent Criminal Defense,
Our Constitution is Meaningless

Managing a growing list of high-stakes criminal cases, often involving complex issues of litigation and lengthy trials, has resulted in recognition from the highest sources. Alongside our many satisfied clients, attorney Gurion is the winner of numerous awards, including the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys™ “Ten Best” for the State of Arizona, and the American Society for Legal Advocates’ “Top 40 Under 40,” two years in a row.

A Determined Ally Fighting
For Your Rights
In The AZ Criminal Justice System

Attorney Gurion’s devotion to the American Constitution is much more than a tagline. It is our company’s framework for success, developed over years of experience in litigation. When required, Mr Gurion’s exceptional record of success before the Arizona courts speaks for itself.

Few firms in Arizona boast the services of a certified criminal law specialist. Gurion Legal offers one with the personal attention you can only get from a boutique firm.

Attorney Gurion is a Board Certified Criminal Specialist – Certified by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization – and he is qualified to appear before all state courts.

In every case, our approach has been the same: to listen carefully to your version of events, inform you of the options available and develop a robust case to achieve a favorable outcome on your behalf.

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Phoenix, AZ Criminal Defense Overview

In Arizona, tens of thousands of cases are filed every year. In 2019 alone, the state reports that a staggering 368,400 criminal cases were filed in the Arizona courts – not including traffic tickets or violations; that number is incredibly higher at 1,025,138 cases.

When you or a loved one face an arrest in Phoenix, you will benefit from working with a criminal defense lawyer familiar with local and state criminal laws. The dedicated legal team at Gurion Legal can navigate the criminal justice system and seek a favorable resolution for you.

We know that an arrest can prove a traumatic and confusing experience. However, with a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer working for you, you can rest assured that you have someone advocating for you and protecting your legal rights. Contact our team today to learn more.

You Have a Right to Defend Yourself Against Criminal Accusations in Phoenix

If you face a criminal charge in Phoenix, even if it seems minor, you have a constitutional right to have an attorney represent you during your case. Legal proceedings can prove very complicated, however. To ensure adequate representation throughout the legal process, reach out to our Phoenix criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible.

A defense attorney from our team knows how to navigate your case from the initial investigation through arraignment, plea bargaining, trial, sentencing, and appeal. Our team understands the nuances of criminal law in Arizona and can build a defense to seek the most favorable resolution for your particular case.

Why Choose Gurion Legal for Your Criminal Case?

You don’t have to defend yourself against criminal charges. You can work with a criminal defense lawyer in Phoenix who has experience handling various criminal cases in Maricopa County and throughout the State. We know the local courts and how to work with area prosecutors and judges. The committed criminal defense attorneys at Gurion Legal can support you within the criminal justice system and fight for your legal right to a fair trial.

Our dedicated defense attorneys know how much even a seemingly minor conviction can affect every aspect of your life. We firmly believe in your constitutional right to fair representation at trial. As soon as you retain us, we will begin gathering evidence and preparing your case for trial. Depending on your case, we can work toward a dismissal or a favorable plea bargain. We can advocate for your rights at trial if we cannot secure a plea bargain.

Omer Gurion is certified by the Arizona State Bar in Criminal Defense law. He’s a recognized trial attorney and criminal defense lawyer. Three years in a row, he was ranked among the Top 40 Under 40 by the American Society for Legal Advocates. Moreover, our Gurion Legal team has a track record of victories for criminal cases. We know how to go after the best possible outcome for you.

When Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

In a criminal defense case, we must act as promptly as possible. You may want to contact our legal team after an arrest or before the state files criminal charges. The process of your criminal case will begin, and events will happen quickly. Whether you need to attend hearings or find yourself in custody, saying the wrong thing can harm your case. Therefore, you may want to speak with a lawyer’s team before you make any statements.

We can advise you of your rights and the best strategy to take in your situation. For instance, we can help protect you from self-incrimination. If you are in custody, you can protect your rights by advising the officer that you want to remain silent and wish to speak to your attorney. An officer cannot proceed with an interrogation if you assert your legal rights.

Contacting our team promptly also allows your lawyer to access evidence and documentation quickly before it changes or disappears.

Criminal Cases We Can Help Defend in Phoenix, Arizona

Regardless of the severity of your criminal case, a conviction can affect your life for years to come. Arizona criminal law addresses thousands of offenses, from Class 3 misdemeanor thefts to felony homicide.

We can help if you face charges for the following crimes in Phoenix:

Arizona law classifies criminal offenses as Class 1-3 misdemeanors or Class 1-6 felonies. The lower the number, the more severe the case. So, a Class 6 felony is less severe than a Class 1 felony.

While misdemeanors constitute most Maricopa County criminal cases, they can still carry a heavy penalty, including fines and jail time. Felonies carry more severe punishments than misdemeanors.

Convicted felons could also go to state prison to carry out their sentences. In addition, a felony conviction will remain on your record, which can compromise your ability to obtain housing, seek employment, vote, and apply for a vehicle or home financing.

Defenses Your Criminal Attorney May Use to Support Your Case

Our criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix can defend you against criminal charges regardless of their severity. As your defense lawyers, we can work to obtain a dismissal. If we cannot negotiate to dismiss your charges with the evidence at hand, we can work to obtain a plea agreement that reduces your charges and penalties. Depending on the case, a plea bargain may or may not be possible.

Defenses your lawyer may use to advocate your case include:

  • You have an alibi
  • Self-defense or defense of others
  • No probable cause
  • No reasonable suspicion
  • Incorrect suspect identification
  • Procedural failures or oversights
  • Miranda Rights violation
  • Erroneous case details or false reports
  • Unlawful search and seizure
  • Entrapment

You could face many possible charges after facing arrest in Phoenix. Therefore, the defense our attorneys can use depends significantly on the particular circumstances of your case. Our attorneys understand state, county, and local laws. We can determine the best strategy for you based on the evidence in your case.

When prosecutors pursue charges against you for criminal activity, they bear responsibility for proving you guilty. The jury cannot convict you if they cannot prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. As your criminal defense lawyer, we can hold the prosecutors to that standard for the burden of proof.

How Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Build My Defense?

A Phoenix criminal defense attorney at Gurion Legal can thoroughly analyze your case for weak points in the prosecution’s case.

Then, to build your defense, our legal team may:

  • Review evidence, including photos, videos, police reports, witness statements, and other documents relevant to the case
  • Determine whether the authorities used legal procedures to obtain evidence
  • Identify issues with the case’s handling, including violation of Miranda Rights, false witness statements, inaccurate police reports, and illegal evidence collection procedures

Armed with this information, we can defend your legal right to fair and equitable treatment under the law. If we find that officers and others in the case gathered evidence inappropriately, we can submit a challenge to remove the evidence.

Other Services a Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Can Provide

As your criminal defense attorney, we can work to convince the authorities to dismiss your case and drop the charges against you. We can do so through several different steps in the legal process.

When you retain a criminal defense lawyer from our team, we can:

  • Review evidence
  • Work to have your charges reduced or dismissed
  • Help you request bail or reduce bail so you can be released while you await trial
  • Cross-examine witnesses to see whether statements were dishonest or coerced
  • Conduct plea bargain negotiations
  • Establish a defense based on in-depth knowledge of applicable laws

With a Phoenix criminal defense attorney on your side who understands the laws, procedures, and rules of criminal investigations and jury trials, you can rest easy knowing that you have a strong advocate on your side.

Sealing or Setting Aside a Criminal Conviction in Arizona

If a court convicts you of a crime, a Phoenix criminal defense attorney can request that the court seal or set aside your conviction. Setting aside a judgment will dismiss your conviction. Sealing a record prevents the public from accessing the details of a conviction.

Arizona law outlines the conditions for setting aside a judgment. If the court cannot set aside your conviction, your lawyer may seek to seal the records of your conviction. Sealing a record hides it from certain entities if you meet specific requirements outlined in Arizona law.

A criminal defense lawyer from Gurion Legal can help you understand the requirements for setting aside or sealing a criminal record and whether you have grounds to pursue these legal actions.

What Can I Expect from the Arizona Court System?

Depending on the type of crime and its classification, you could have court proceedings through Phoenix Municipal Court, Maricopa County Justice Court, or Arizona Superior Court. The location of your case will determine the location of your hearings, who presides over your case, and the procedures your attorney uses to defend you.

Each court’s jurisdiction depends on the case’s location, severity, and classification. Most municipal courts in Arizona handle non-injury misdemeanors such as reckless driving, DWI, and hit-and-run cases in which no one faced injury. The Arizona Superior Court has jurisdiction over all felony cases and some forms of misdemeanors.

Our attorney can explain what to expect from a particular court system. We have experience representing defendants at all levels of the justice system. ​

Frequently Asked Questions in Phoenix, AZ Criminal Defense Cases

We know that you likely have many questions after receiving a criminal charge. Our team can help you get the answers you need.

How Do I Know if a Defense Attorney Is Qualified to Take My Case?

To practice law in Arizona, an attorney must complete an undergraduate degree and obtain an advanced graduate degree in law. In addition, upon completion of law school, they must pass the state bar exam.

While passing the bar exam may allow an attorney to practice law, specific rules and standards apply to every area of law. Therefore, you likely want to choose an attorney specializing in criminal defense. Our criminal defense lawyers in Phoenix know how to review the evidence of your case and build a defense based on their in-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal criminal laws, rules, and procedures.

Can A Criminal Defense Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ Get My Charges Dropped?

We can work hard to get your charges reduced or dropped. To that end, we may negotiate with the prosecutor and work toward a plea bargain. We may also represent you at trial.

We cannot guarantee a result in any case. However, we always work hard to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

How Common Are Criminal Cases in Arizona?

With more than 1.6 million residents living in Phoenix and over 4 million in Maricopa County, criminal activity is not uncommon. Arizona courts regularly hear criminal cases. The Court Annual Case Activity Summary for one fiscal year saw 277,444 criminal cases filed in Arizona courts. In addition, traffic tickets, counted separately, accounted for an additional 770,912 court cases in the same year.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Team

Our criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix can help if you or a loved one faces criminal charges. Omer Gurion and his staff of experienced Phoenix criminal defense lawyers know how to represent those facing criminal charges.

A Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist under the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Gurion has built a firm dedicated to ensuring that defendants receive experienced legal representation as guaranteed by the Constitution.

Contact the dedicated legal team at Gurion Legal by calling (480) 800-0020 to discuss your case today. Our criminal defense lawyers can review your case and advise you of your legal options.

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While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. The best way to get guidance on your specific legal issue is to contact a lawyer. To schedule a meeting with Gurion Legal​, please call (480) 800-0020 or complete the intake form below.

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