Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Tucson

Tucson Criminal Defense Attorney | Elias Damianakos, Esq.

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177 N. Church Ave. 85701

Elias Damianakos Criminal Defense Attorney

Experienced Former Prosecutor

Elias Damianakos is an experienced Tucson criminal defense attorney, and has handled hundreds of criminal cases, including as a former Arizona state prosecutor. I have worked for the Tucson Prosecutors Office and the Pima County Attorney’s Office. I am admitted in Arizona, New York, U.S. District Court in Arizona, and the 9th Cir. U.S. Court of Appeals.  I am a former felony and misdemeanor prosecutor, and past nominee for prosecutor of the year in Arizona.

At Damianakos Law Firm, PLLC, we represent clients all across Southern Arizona, including Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Pima County, Green Valley, Sahuarita, Vail and more.

If you have been charged with a crime, you need an attorney that is well versed in local laws and customs, and knows how the local prosecutors and judges operate.  As a Tucson criminal defense attorney and former state prosecutor, Elias Damianakos has the right skills and experience to provide you with the best defense available in your case.  Elias Damianakos helps those who have been arrested and charged with all felonies and misdemeanors crimes in Arizona and under Federal Law.

I believe that every person deserves the best legal representation and his or her day in court.  I provide all of my clients with peace of mind that they their case is the hands of an experienced and aggressive Tucson criminal defense attorney.

Why Criminal Defense in Tucson, Arizona Matters

Arizona has the 6th highest incarceration rate in the United States.  Prosecutors in Arizona are increasingly seeking longer sentences for individuals charged with crimes, and often seek to impose mandatory minimum prison sentences.  Many prosecutor offices in Arizona have designed specialty divisions such as domestic violence units and property crimes units that focus resources and personnel with the one objective of a getting a conviction.  These units are heavily funded by the government, and are staffed with highly trained prosecutors and legal support staff.  In today’s ever increasing prosecutorial climate, your best defense against the weight of the resources of the state is to have an experienced Tucson criminal defense attorney by your side.

Importance of Selecting an Tucson Criminal Defense Attorney with a Proven Track Record of Success

In Arizona, a criminal arrest or conviction can cost a person their job, their housing, and can even affect child custody rights. I have successfully defended hundreds of people from various types of backgrounds – including doctors, teachers, nurses, lawyers, military and law enforcement personnel, and business people – in a variety of types of criminal cases including murder, drug offenses, domestic violence, probation violations, criminal traffic offenses, driving under the influence (DUI), theft, and shoplifting. With over 15 years of experience, Elias Damianakos understands that defending yourself against “the system” has become more and more difficult as prosecution offices have unlimited resources to prosecute you.  Because of this, choosing the right attorney is very important decision. It is important to choose an attorney that has the right “fit” for the case and the issues involved.


How To Choose a Tucson Criminal Defense Attorney that’s Right For me?

The process in choosing the right attorney to represent you is not much different than the process you go through when making other important decisions in your life — you need to make an informed, educated decision about the attorney who will best represent your interests.  Here are 3 tips on how to choose a lawyer.

1.  Consult with more than one attorney.  You should interview him or her as if you were interviewing them for a job because in reality, you are hiring a person for a job — to protect and represent your legal interests.  Your chances of hiring the right lawyer increase if you treat the attorney selection process this way.  For example, you need to find out about the attorney’s experience in your particular legal matter, their knowledge of local court practice, and their working relationship with the judges, prosecutors, and staff who will be involved in the case.

2.  Always speak with the actual attorney.  Do not settle for consulting with a firm manager, an associate,  a paralegal, or other staff member. The attorney you choose should be willing to personally meet with you to discuss your matter, and should be the only person who handles your case.

3.  Beware of pushy salesman tactics. If you start to feel like you’re buying a used car, go with your gut, and move on to another attorney. No attorney can guarantee a specific result. A lawyer can only offer a probable, realistic outcome, based on his or her experience.


Do You Offer Free Consultations?

Yes.  There is no fee for consultations.  During the initial consultation, we will discuss your legal matter, your legal options, and a strategy for the best possible resolution to your case.  The initial consultation creates no obligation on your part. If after the consultation you decide to hire us to formally represent you, we will enter into a retainer agreement, and our office will officially represent you in your matter.  Contact us for to schedule a free consultation.

Tucson’s Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney

Damianakos Law Firm, PLLC. is located on 177 N Church Ave Suite 605 Tucson. From Tucson International Airport (TUS) head south on S Tucson Blvd and slight left toward S Tucson Blvd. Then sharp left onto S Tucson Blvd and continue onto E Benson Hwy. Next, turn right onto S Park Ave and use the right lane to merge onto I-10 W via the ramp to Phoenix. After that use the right lane to take exit 258 toward Congress St/St Marys Rd and use the right lane to merge onto S Freeway. At this point turn right onto W Congress St and turn left onto N Granada Ave. Finally, turn right onto W Alameda St and turn left onto N Court Ave. Damianakos Law Firm, PLLC. will be on your right.


~ Our Firm's Philosophy ~

“Each client I represent gets 100% of my attention and no case is unimportant.”

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    5 star review  Mr.Damianakos handled my case and got it dismissed. I would highly recommend his services. He is very professional and knowledgeable. thank you

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    5 star review  I can’t say enough good things about this man. He represented my little brother and did such an amazing job. His professionalism and knowledge was incredible. He kept us in the know at all times on what to expect and gave exceptional guidance along the way. My family and I would most definitely hire Elias again but we’re really hoping we won’t need to. Elias, thank you for taking such good care of my mom and my brother. Your kindness and generosity will always be remembered and appreciated. Hoping many great and successful years ahead for you. Thank you again and again!

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    5 star review  This was my first experience needing a lawyer and I couldn’t have been more lucky with coming across Damianakos’s office and his services. Since the first time I met him, he gave me peace of mind and a sense that I was in great hands. He is a knowledgeable lawyer that is respectable, professional, and erudite in his profession. For that reason, I highly recommend Damianakos Law Firm to anyone that needs representation, especially my family and friends. I hope this rating finds you well and to anyone in need of a good lawyer. Thanks for reading and thank you again for everything Mr. Damianakos.

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    5 star review  Mr Damianakos went above and beyond to help my youngest brother in his time of need. He always took time out of his busy schedule to keep me and my family informed on where everything was at. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal counsel! Thank you SO much for your time and help with everything Elias!

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