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Success Stories

I hired Howard for my son immediately after the police came to our house asking questions and seizing his computers. I think the best thing we did was hire Howard and hire him before charges were filed for our son. Not only was Howard aggressive and proactive in the early stages of the investigation, but his long time connections with the prosecutors and negotiation skills helped to obtain an extremely fair result. This was a horrible time for our family and I know hiring Howard helped make it that much more bearable.
  • Criminal Defense Client
Howard was honest and hard working, and as the case progressed I found he was more than just my attorney he became a trusted friend. I publicly thank Howard for his time and for his advice in this process. I would suggest Howard to anyone looking for a good criminal defense lawyer..
  • Criminal Defense Client
I want to thank Howard Snader for the legal excellence and professionalism he provided as my attorney. His efforts helped us achieve the best possible outcome for my case. I was most impressed by his dedication and focus in tackling each small step along the way. His attention to detail and reassuring demeanor gave me confidence and calm, and he fully achieved all of our objectives. Howard, thank you for your excellent work, and I highly recommend you to anyone in need of exceptional legal services.
  • Criminal Defense Client
Howard represented me in a complicated white collar crime case. To make a long story very short, Howard was able to negotiate with the prosecution. He was able to resolve from 5 felonies (2 class 2, 2 class 3 and 1 class 5) into one undesignated felony, with no jail time (probation only).
  • Criminal Defense Client
Howard was hired to be my primary attorney on an unfortunate charge I was accused of. He showed myself and my family honesty, and true compassion for my case. He worked diligently and hard on my case. He came up with different plans of actions and always made sure I was comfortable with everything before he proceeded with actions or decisions on my behalf. After each court he brought comfort to my family with willingness to take some time to address and answer any questions/concerns they may have had. He also kept close communication with my wife and mother, to keep them in the loop on any new motions or hearings that was forthcoming.
  • Criminal Defense Client
Howard represented me on my last felony case involving organized retail theft on top of my felony probation violation. Howard was a fact finding hound and eventually the prosecution had to amend my case to a lesser charge. I was sentenced to the minimum and was out of prison only a week later. Thank you Howard.
  • Criminal Defense Client
During his representation I was incarcerated and I had peace of mind after he would brief me on whats going on with my case, and what to expect next. I was able to put my full trust in Howard and the work/research he was doing for my very complicated case. Howard was able to get my very serious charges dropped down to a lessor charge. Howard was my attorney for almost 2years, and without a doubt I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a true legal defense attorney, that wants justice! Howard is very passionate about what he does and will fight for your justice.
  • Criminal Defense Client
On behalf of myself and my family, it has been an honor to call you my attorney, Thank you for all that you have done for me!
  • Criminal Defense Client
Mr Snader represented me in a criminal case; I was facing a Felony 2 with up to 10 years in Prison. Howard Snader was upfront and honest with me, not making any false promises to gain me as a client. He was the only attorney I visited that I felt was not just after my money. My case was closed just serving 15 days in jail with work release conditions. I was extremely happy with Howard Snader and highly recommend him.
  • Criminal Defense Client
From our initial consultation, we had complete confidence in Howard Snader’s knowledge and ability. His professionalism and manner assured us he was more than capable of providing excellent representation should we need it. We would not hesitate to recommend or use his services again.
  • Criminal Defense Client
The service we received from the Law Office of Howard Snader was supportive and effective. After initial consultation we better understood the case and the process. Follow-up to our inquires was generally prompt and helpful. Howard’s assistant, Meryl, is very caring and attentive. Thanks for all your help!
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Criminal Defense Attorney in Phoenix, Arizona


Jail time is a real possibility, but what may be even worse is that a criminal record can follow you throughout your life, making it extremely difficult to find a good job or housing and disqualifying you from financial aid to pursue your education.

You can lose your right to vote, hold public office, and own a gun, and your reputation in the community will be destroyed. After a criminal conviction, your life will never be the same again, so it’s absolutely essential that you do everything in your power to fight the charges, which means hiring the best criminal defense lawyer you can find.

If you’re facing a criminal investigation or have already been charged with a crime, you need a Phoenix criminal attorney who will protect your rights throughout the justice process. With more than 30 years of experience, the Law Office of Howard A. Snader, LLC has represented clients facing all types of criminal charges in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. Let us put our knowledge to work for you. Call today to start building your defense.

Types of Cases We Handle

Whether you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges, you need to take your situation seriously. A Phoenix criminal attorney can help you understand your legal options. At the Law Office of Howard A. Snader, LLC we handle a wide variety of criminal cases. Learn more about our practice below.

Domestic Violence

When disputes arise among families and other domestic relationships, your judgment can easily be clouded by emotions. Often when physical or verbal altercations occur, more than one person is to blame. False allegations may be made, and you may be unsure of how to defend yourself or stand up for your rights. The Law Office of Howard A. Snader, LLC will listen to your story and make sure it is heard in court.

Restraining orders are common in domestic violence cases. They can restrict who you are allowed to see and keep you away from family, friends, and even work. If you’ve been served with a restraining order, you need to work with a Phoenix criminal defense attorney right away to make sure you are still able to live your daily life.

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes can be devastating and embarrassing charges, and they can result in serious penalties that will impact the rest of your life. If you are being investigated or have already been charged with a sex crime, you need a Phoenix criminal defense attorney on your side. A mere allegation could cause your family and friends to turn their backs on you. Your reputation may be tarnished. However, an experienced sex crime attorney can help you begin defending yourself as soon as possible.

Common sex crimes charges include:

We understand the complex situations that may have led to your charges. We can help you build a defense strategy, advise you of your legal options, and ensure that you protect your rights.

Drug Crimes

Crimes involving drug possession, cultivation, manufacturing, sale, and trafficking can result in serious consequences. Even a small quantity of a drug can result in time in prison, significant fines, and loss of your job, driver’s license, and reputation. If you are charged with a drug crime, you need a Phoenix criminal defense attorney to evaluate the evidence. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Howard A. Snader knows how the case against you will develop. He will find the flaws in the state’s case and use them to have your charges reduced or thrown out, if possible.

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes often result in the most serious statutory penalties and collateral consequences that impact your entire life. Assault, aggravated assault, homicide, robbery, weapons violations, and other violent crimes often arise from misunderstandings and false accusations. You may have been falsely identified or unaware of your actions at the time. A skilled Phoenix criminal defense attorney will develop a defense that seeks the best outcome in your specific situation.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are not violent in nature, but often occur for financial benefit. Crimes like embezzlement, fraud, bribery, and identity theft, do not do physical harm to another person, but they are still penalized harshly. It’s important to work with a Phoenix criminal defense attorney who understands Arizona white collar laws and can help you explain what may have been a difficult and confusing situation. We will walk you through the criminal justice process and make sure you understand your options at every step of the way.


If you were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may be facing difficult consequences that will impact your life at home and work. Common penalties include time in jail, fines, revocation of your driver’s license, and mandatory substance abuse programs. You may be worried about keeping your job and transporting yourself and your family. A Phoenix criminal defense attorney can challenge the results of breathalyzer and blood tests and field sobriety tests. He can help you build a defense that will avoid the harshest penalties for a DUI/DWI.

A Skilled Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

Attorney Howard A. Snader is a former prosecutor, and he has fought for the rights of others for more than 30 years. He literally wrote the book on how to find flaws in the case against you. If you or your loved one are facing criminal charges, call a Phoenix criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Howard A. Snader, LLC today to start building your defense.


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