Criminal Defense Attorney in Phoenix

In Phoenix, AZ, facing a criminal charge can send a tidal wave of emotions— from anxiety and fear to the looming uncertainties about one's personal and professional future. The repercussions can seem overwhelming, from debilitating fines to jail time. At the Benikov Law Firm, we understand the difficulties of the legal system and are committed to protecting your rights and crafting a robust defense curated to your unique situation.

If you or a loved one is charged with a crime in Phoenix, AZ, securing representation from the Benikov Law Firm can make all the difference between facing dire consequences and paving the way toward a brighter future. The Benikov Law Firm is a vital resource for those searching for a top-tier criminal defense attorney. We offer a free consultation because we understand that in times of distress, you must find the best-fit attorney to defend your rights.

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What Can Happen If You Are Charged With a Crime in Arizona?

Being charged with a crime in Arizona is a serious event that can extend far beyond the immediate legal implications. Here are the potential penalties for being charged with a crime in Phoenix, AZ:

  1. Hefty fines: Depending on the crime, fines can range from minor fees to substantial amounts that can financially cripple an individual. These fines are meant to serve as a penalty or deterrent for the offender.

  1. Jail or prison time: Serving jail time can be particularly frightening. This isn't just about being incarcerated but also about what life might look like afterward. Convictions can lead to job loss, difficulties finding new employment, strained personal relationships, and a permanent record that can affect future opportunities.

  1. Probation: Instead of, or in addition to jail time, a defendant might be sentenced to probation, requiring them to meet certain conditions such as regular check-ins with a probation officer, attending counseling or therapy, or performing community service.

  1. Loss of rights: Some convictions can lead to the loss of certain rights, such as voting or owning firearms.

  1. Restitution: The court might order a person convicted of a crime to pay restitution, which means reimbursing victims for any harm they suffered or losses incurred because of the crime.

Why Experienced Legal Counsel Is Important

Legal processes exist to ensure that all facts are considered and rights are upheld. An experienced criminal defense attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of a case and the future of the accused. Here is the process of how our law firm will prepare to defend your case and clear your name: 

  1. Case Evaluation: A seasoned criminal defense attorney can provide an accurate assessment of the case, evaluating the strengths and weaknesses, possible defenses, and potential outcomes. They can help the accused understand the gravity of the situation and set realistic expectations.

  1. Understanding the Legal System: Navigating the legal system can be complicated. Defense attorneys understand the nuances of the law, court procedures, and the intricacies of the evidence. They can guide their clients through this complex system.

  1. Negotiation: An experienced attorney can negotiate on behalf of their client. This could be negotiating a plea deal, which might reduce the charges or the potential sentence, or it could involve working out an arrangement for restitution or other penalties.

  1. Defense Strategy: Every case is unique. An adept criminal defense attorney will craft a defense strategy tailored to the specific facts and circumstances of the case, challenging evidence, questioning witnesses, and presenting alternative narratives.

  1. Protection of Rights: One of the key roles of a defense attorney is to ensure that their client's rights are protected throughout the legal process. This includes making sure that evidence was obtained legally and that their client is treated fairly by the judicial system.

The Benikov Law Firm: Comprehensive Criminal Defense Services

At the Benikov Law Firm, we're proud to stand up for our client's rights and provide unwavering support during challenging times. If you find yourself facing any of the criminal charges listed below, know that our experienced team is prepared to fight passionately on your behalf.

Driving-Related Offenses:

  • DUIs: Often a complex area of law, we have experience in defending all levels of DUI charges, including:
  • First Offense DUI: For those facing their initial DUI charge.
  • Extreme DUI: Elevated blood alcohol concentration results in this intensified charge.
  • Super Extreme DUI: Pertains to individuals with an even higher blood alcohol concentration.
  • Aggravated DUI: Involves additional factors that can elevate the charge, such as driving with a suspended license or having multiple offenses.
  • Underage DUI: Experienced in defending those under the legal drinking age charged with DUI.
  • Boating OUI: Defending those charged with operating a vessel under the influence.
  • Reckless Driving: Defending individuals accused of driving carelessly or without regard for safety.
  • Aggressive Driving: A more severe version of reckless driving where there's an intent to harm or endanger.
  • Criminal Speeding: For those charged with exceeding the speed limit to a criminal degree.

Violent Offenses and Protective Orders:

  • Domestic Violence: Advocacy and defense for those accused of violence against family or cohabitating individuals.
  • Assault: Protecting clients from varying degrees of assault charges.
  • Orders of Protection: Assistance and representation for those facing protective orders or seeking to challenge them.

Drug and Property Crimes:

  • Drug Possession: Defending clients against charges of possessing illegal narcotics or controlled substances.
  • Shoplifting: Defending clients from theft and property-related charges.
  • Criminal Damage: Representation for those accused of damaging property, whether through vandalism or other means.

Miscellaneous Charges:

  • Misdemeanors: Wide-ranging defense services for various misdemeanor charges.
  • Felony Charges: Representation and defense for severe criminal charges that may carry substantial penalties.
  • Expungements / Set-Asides: Assisting clients in clearing their records, making it easier for them to move forward in life.

When it comes to defending your rights and safeguarding your future, the Benikov Law Firm is committed to providing top-tier representation. Our expansive knowledge across various case types ensures you receive a robust defense tailored to your unique situation.



Case Result: Client found not guilty after jury trial

Domestic Violence Assault

Case Result: Not guilty of all counts

Threatening and Intimidating

Case Result: All charges dismissed

Aggravated Assault

Case Result: Not Guilty on all counts

Child Endangerment

Case Result: All Charges Dismissed

Child Endangerment

Case Result: Not Guilty after trial.


Case Result: Given a plea to disorderly conduct and no jail.
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Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Phoenix

In the rough times of legal challenges, where every decision can turn into lasting consequences, aligning with the best attorney for your case becomes vital. The Benikov Law Firm doesn't just offer representation; they provide a partnership rooted in commitment, passion and an unwavering pursuit of justice. With Attorney Alex Benikov leading the charge, rest assured that you're making the most informed, intelligent choice for your defense.

If the specter of criminal charges looms over you or someone you know in Phoenix, AZ, remember that the first step can often determine the journey's course. Our firm serves the areas of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and other areas around Arizona. If you or a loved one have been charged with Criminal Speeding in Arizona, please contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

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Richard H.

He is a very confident and thorough lawyer and very helpful and knowledgeable, I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal advice and/or defense

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Extreme DUI
Case Result: Client found not guilty after jury trial
Client was charged with Extreme DUI after police found him asleep in his car in the parking lot. After long jury trial jury found client not guilty of all counts.
Domestic Violence Assault
Case Result: Client found not guilty at trial
Client was accused of hitting his wife and damaging property. After trial with several witnesses, the client was found not guilty of all charges.
Case Result: Client found not guilty after jury trial
Client was charged with taking expensive sunglasses. After months of working with prosecutor all charges dismissed when it was shown that clients friend was the responsible party.
Domestic Violence Assault
Case Result: Not guilty of all counts
Client was found not guilty of all counts on domestic violence assault after trial. State had alleged a serious injury to victim. Client was facing jail if convicted.
Threatening and Intimidating
Case Result: All charges dismissed
Client was charged with leaving threatening messages for his ex-girlfriend. After negotiating the matter with the prosecutor all charges against the client were dismissed. The Client was also given shorter domestic violence classes.
Felony DUI
Case Result: Charges reduced to misdemeanor
Client was charged with felony DUI for driving against traffic while impaired. Ultimately the case was reduced to misdemeanor from felony. Client had been facing four months in prison if convicted of felony.
Domestic Violence Criminal Damage
Case Result: Client offered a better plea with no jail at time of trial
Client was charged with damaging property belonging to him and girlfriend. At time of trial the state offered a much better plea than originally offered that included no jail instead of 30 days originally sought.
Super Extreme DUI
Case Result: Charged reduced
Client was charged with super extreme DUI but was offered a plea to regular DUI with much lower jail and lower fines.
Extreme DUI
Case Result: Client found not guilty after bench trial
Chose to have the Judge decide the case for strategic reasons. Judge found the client not guilty of all counts.
Domestic Violence Assault, 5 Counts
Case Result: All charges dismissed at time of trial
Client was facing 120 days in jail. All charges dismissed at time of trial when the state was not able to proceed without needed witnesses.
Extreme DUI
Case Result: Extreme DUI reduced to Regular DUI
The client was had their Extreme DUI reduced to a Regular DUI. Client was facing several weeks in jail.
Aggravated Assault
Case Result: Not Guilty on all counts
City of Mesa - Client was found Not Guilty on an all counts including assault. Client was facing 60 days jail.
Child Endangerment
Case Result: All Charges Dismissed
Mesa City Court - Defendant charged with child endangerment. All charges dismissed at time of trial. Client was facing 60 days in jail.
Child Endangerment
Case Result: Not Guilty after trial.
Scottsdale City Court - Client found not guilty of child endangerment after trial. Client had been facing 15 days in jail.
Marijuana DUI
Case Result: Charges reduced to reckless driving.
Mesa City Court - Client had their charges of a Marijuana related DUI reduced to Reckless Driving in the Mesa City Court.

Standard DUI
Case Result: Charges reduced to reckless driving.
Scottsdale City Court - Client had their charges of a Standard DUI reduced to Reckless Driving in the Scottsdale City Court.

Domestic Violence Charges
Case Result: Not guilty after trial
Mesa City Court - Not guilty after trial on domestic violence disorderly conduct. Client was facing 30 days in jail.

Felony Domestic Violence
Case Result: Reduced to misdemeanor with no jail
Maricopa County Superior Court - Client charged with felony Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct. Client was facing prison time. Charge reduced to misdemeanor with no jail.

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