Tucson Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comprehensive Criminal Defense


If you have been charged with a crime, you probably have a lot on the line. You need help — you need a top Tucson criminal defense lawyer at your side. Nathan Leonardo is certified as a specialist in criminal law by the State Bar of Arizona.

Having worked as a Tucson criminal defense lawyer for over 25 years, Mr. Leonardo has the knowledge and experience needed to represent you when the stakes are high. Mr. Leonardo has worked as a Deputy Pima County Attorney and an Assistant United States Attorney but has spent the last 15+ years defending people who are facing criminal charges in and around Tucson. Both the state and the federal government are represented by highly trained criminal lawyers. You should be too.

If this is your first encounter with the criminal justice system, you might want to take some time to learn more about how it works and the crime that you've been charged with. The FAQ section below might answer some of your questions, but nothing beats speaking with an experienced criminal lawyer. 

Choosing A Tucson Criminal Defense Lawyer

With virtually unlimited resources, the government can be a formidable adversary. When you’re searching for a criminal defense lawyer in Tucson, it’s critical that you do some research. Don't just google "criminal defense lawyer near me" and jump at the first result that appears. Look at a lawyer’s history, breadth of experience in criminal law, case results, and testimonials. Does the criminal lawyer fully understand the criminal justice system, understand your adversary (the prosecutor’s office), and have a track record of success? It’s also important to talk to different criminal lawyers to determine whether you are comfortable communicating with them and whether you feel that they are sincerely interested in helping you. The wrong decision could alter the trajectory of your entire life.

All Tucson criminal defense lawyers are different. Personalities and experience levels can vary significantly, and so can caseloads. At Leonardo Law Offices, we only handle a manageable number of cases at any one time. We pride ourselves on providing a high level of customer service along with high-quality legal work. Your case will not be handed off to an associate. Nathan Leonardo will handle your case personally. If you are facing criminal charges in Tucson, Pima County, or anywhere in southern Arizona, we would be happy to discuss your case with you at no charge.

Feel free to contact us online or call us at 520.314.4125.

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"I came to Nathan feeling very anxious and scared with no idea what to expect. I was met with respect and compassion. Nathan was very professional in handling my case and was helpful and knowledgeable. He communicated with me to keep me informed of the status of my case and spoke to me using words I could understand and not just legal jargon. He actively worked on my case to defend me and guided me along the entire process. I feel fortunate to have benefited from such an incredibly talented advocate. Because of him and his perseverance, I was cleared of my charges and was able to return to my life feeling relieved and grateful. Nathan is absolutely an incredible lawyer and without hesitation I would recommend him to anyone needing legal representation."

- A.C.