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Criminal Defense Attorney in Phoenix

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.

Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney In Phoenix

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

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.

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.
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Mr. Benikov was very professional and extremely helpful. He made sure to walk me through the whole process and was always responsive whenever I had any questions. I recommend him to anyone with a legal issue.
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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.


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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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Attorney Alexander Benikov


Mr. Benikov only practices in the areas of criminal defense and DUI defense. This means that all his knowledge is focused on one area of law. Hire an attorney that only practices the type of law that will help your case.


Mr. Benikov is known for his excellent reputation in the areas of criminal defense and DUI defense. A lawyer is only as good as his reputation. When you hire Mr. Benikov, he will put his reputation to work for you. No matter if Mr. Benikov is dealing with prosecutors, other attorneys, or Judges, they all know his word is his bond.

Knowledge of Current Law

Mr. Benikov is at the forefront of ever-changing laws and works closely with his clients. Every year there are significant changes to Arizona law and Mr. Benikov works hard to stay on top of all the changes. Mr. Benikov prides himself on attending the best seminars to give his clients the maximum advantage. Mr. Benikov is at the forefront of ever-changing laws and works closely with his clients. Every year there are significant changes to Arizona law and Mr. Benikov works hard to stay on top of all the changes. Mr. Benikov prides himself on attending the best seminars to give his clients the maximum advantage.

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Colin B.

A very intelligent and friendly, professional man to work with. He was hired in referral to me by a family member and all the great reviews are true! He worked hard for me on a case for a reasonable price and ended with the best possible outcome.

Thank you Alex
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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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M V.

Outstanding character, exceptional legal knowledge of Arizona Law and a strong work ethic. Benikov Law will work tirelessly in their representation of their clients. I would never even consider another firm for any legal representation that I require.

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Ryan S.

Very knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy, I wouldn't hesitate to get Benikov on my side!

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Dustin F.

Mr. Benikov is highly professional and understanding of his client's needs. I will continue to use his law firm for all of my legal matters.

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Daniel R.

Mr. Benikov has always been exceptional at making himself available to answer any questions I’ve ever had with legal issues and never turns me away with even the smallest matters and I respect his genuine care for his clients!

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Patricia K.

Mr. Benikov is always professional and will take care of your matters in a professional manner and I would recommend him to anyone. 5 stars!

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Michael G.

Mr. Benikov helped me with a very complicated and dangerous case involving my daughter.   He was able to get the case dismissed, for which I'm eternally grateful.

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Jody S.

Alex Benikov and his law firm are definitely my first call. He’s knowledgeable, responsive and is a good lawyer to have in your corner

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