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Law Offices of Howard A. Snader
Howard Snader

14300 North Northsight Blvd. Ste. 230
Scottsdale AZ 85260
(800) 542-5384

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Law Offices of Howard A. Snader

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Real life criminal law is NOT like television.  Cases are not resolved in one hour, and the solutions are normally not simple.  Because of the stress and fear caused by the investigation or arrest, you may feel the need to hire the first attorney you speak with.  Hiring counsel can be the most important decision you make.  With a few simple questions, you will know if the attorney you are consulting can really help you. 

About Howard Snader

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, I believe I have a unique insight of the community, people, and politics of the region.  After graduating from a local high school, I earned a B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University in 1984.  I immediately entered Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.  I earned my law degree in 1987 and began working as a law clerk/bailiff for the Honorable William T. Moroney of the Maricopa County Superior Court.  Upon leaving Judge Moroney, I clerked for a local insurance defense firm for approximately one year before becoming a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.    As a Deputy County Attorney, I prosecuted hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases. Most importantly, I learned how the criminal justice system operates from the inside.

A certified specialist in criminal law by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization since 1995, Mr. Snader has the experience to get results. Working throughout Arizona with his principal practice in the Phoenix, Scottsdale metro area, he began his practice of law in 1990.

As an expert in criminal defense, he has defended hundreds of cases involving DUI and other alcohol related driving offenses and drug offenses, Mr. Snader is also an expert in defending cases involving aggravated assault, domestic violence, gun related crimes, sex crimes, child pornography, internet pornography and fraud. He will take your case seriously. And, as a sole practitioner, he will handle it personally.

Mr. Snader received his J.D. the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in 1987 having previously earned a B.S. in Psychology in 1984 from Arizona State University. He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Immediately after graduating from law school, Mr. Snader began working as a law clerk and bailiff for the Honorable William T. Moroney of the Maricopa County Superior Court. He later clerked for an insurance defense firm for approximately one year before becoming a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, prosecuting hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases.

Mr. Snader became a board certified specialist in criminal law in 1995. He was recertified in 2000. His trial skills are formidable. He has successfully defended several complicated cases lasting months in trial. While an early dismissal is certainly desirable, he will not hesitate to go to trial to get the best results for his clients.

A seasoned criminal law specialist, Mr. Snader knows the system inside and out. He is a former prosecutor, has taught criminal law in several paralegal schools and is a frequent lecturer to law enforcement agencies and other attorneys. He knows the system and he knows the players. He will use his formidable knowledge and experience to fight for you.

Board Certification in Criminal Law

Arizona's Board of Legal Specialization operates under the authority of the State Bar of Arizona. The board awards a specialist certification upon a showing of the attorney's litigation experience, training, recommendations from other attorneys, a written examination, and lengthy background check.

At a minimum, in order to receive specialist certification, an attorney must be licensed to practice law for at least five years with four years of practice in the specialty field (Mr. Snader has over 15 years of experience); have devoted at least the equivalent of 50 percent of a full-time law practice to the specialty field (Mr. Snader's practice is limited to 100% criminal defense); handle a wide variety of cases in the field and a specific number of cases in the specialty field; demonstrate integrity, professionalism and a high degree of competence in the specialty field; have the approval of attorneys, judges and or other professional colleagues in the specialty field and pass a written examination. Specialists must apply for re-certification every five years.

Howard Snader has been a certified specialist in criminal law since 1995.

Howard Snader was recertified as a specialist in criminal law in 2000.

For more than 15 years, Mr. Snader has represented clients facing serious misdemeanor and felony charges. In every case, he is dedicated to obtaining the very best possible outcome for his client.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Criminal Defense
  • Theft, Burglary and Fraud
  • Stalking and Harassment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault, Aggravated Assault , and Weapons Crimes
  • First Time Offense DUI
  • Felony Drunk Driving/Repeat Offenders and Extreme DUI
  • Drug Offenses
  • Sex Crimes
  • Prostitution
  • Child Pornography and Sex Crimes Against Children
  • Sex Offender Registration
  • Warrants and Extradition
  • Probation Violations and Appeals
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Law, State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, 1995
  • Criminal Law, State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, 2000

Bar Admissions

Education

Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon

  • J.D. - 1987  

Arizona State University

  • B.S. - 1984

  • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Specialist Certification, Showing of the Attorney's Litigation Experience

Professional Associations and Memberships

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. William T. Moroney of the Maricopa County Superior Court, Law Clerk
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Prosecutor

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Firm Overview

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Personal Attention, Focused Legal Practice

Being accused of a crime, or worse, being convicted of a crime, can change your life forever. Moreover, even if you are ultimately acquitted, a criminal charge can have lasting effects on your career, your family and your future. It pays to have an experienced criminal lawyer who will defend your rights and fight for your freedom. The stakes are too high to do otherwise.

At my law firm, the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC, I use my many years of criminal law experience to defend clients against all types of criminal charges. Practicing criminal law since 1989, I am a former deputy prosecutor for Maricopa County and am one of a limited number of attorneys certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. This combination of experience and in-depth knowledge gives me — and my clients — an edge.

Clients

I have represented clients throughout Phoenix and Arizona. I am frequently hired by clients residing out of state needing to resolve criminal matters for themselves or family members in Arizona. They share the need to obtain the most favorable outcome possible, whether the matter is a first-time DUI or a major felony. They appreciate my aggressive legal strategies and effective representation that strives for positive results, however complex the case.

Criminal Defense Practice

Clients who call my law firm speak with me, not an associate or a paralegal. They receive the personal attention possible only in a small firm such as mine. My criminal defense practice includes all misdemeanor and felony charges, from drug crimes involving marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and steroids to crimes of domestic violence. Because of my experience in the criminal arena, I am often able to identify the State's weaknesses and aggressively resolve the case in a manner acceptable to my clients: sometimes a dismissal or no charges being filed, or more often with a plea offer that is substantially better than anything other attorneys can obtain. Of course, if the matter were to proceed to trial, I am an accomplished litigator and will provide you the best trial possible.

Location

My law firm is located in the Scottsdale Atrium in the Scottsdale Airpark in Scottsdale It is easily accessible from major highways such as Highway 101 and has plenty of parking. 

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Howard A. Snader

Please Call 800-542-5384

A certified specialist in criminal law by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization since 1995, Mr. Snader has the experience to get results. Working throughout Arizona with his principal practice in the Phoenix, Scottsdale metro area, he began his practice of law in 1990.

As an expert in criminal defense, he has defended hundreds of cases involving DUI and other alcohol related driving offenses and drug offenses, Mr. Snader is also an expert in defending cases involving aggravated assault, domestic violence, gun related crimes, sex crimes, child pornography, internet pornography and fraud. He will take your case seriously. And, as a sole practitioner, he will handle it personally.

Mr. Snader received his J.D. the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in 1987 having previously earned a B.S. in Psychology in 1984 from Arizona State University. He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Immediately after graduating from law school, Mr. Snader began working as a law clerk and bailiff for the Honorable William T. Moroney of the Maricopa County Superior Court. He later clerked for an insurance defense firm for approximately one year before becoming a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, prosecuting hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases.

Mr. Snader became a board certified specialist in criminal law in 1995. He was recertified in 2000. His trial skills are formidable. He has successfully defended several complicated cases lasting months in trial. While an early dismissal is certainly desirable, he will not hesitate to go to trial to get the best results for his clients.

A seasoned criminal law specialist, Mr. Snader knows the system inside and out. He is a former prosecutor, has taught criminal law in several paralegal schools and is a frequent lecturer to law enforcement agencies and other attorneys. He knows the system and he knows the players. He will use his formidable knowledge and experience to fight for you.

Board Certification in Criminal Law

Arizona's Board of Legal Specialization operates under the authority of the State Bar of Arizona. The board awards a specialist certification upon a showing of the attorney's litigation experience, training, recommendations from other attorneys, a written examination, and lengthy background check.

At a minimum, in order to receive specialist certification, an attorney must be licensed to practice law for at least five years with four years of practice in the specialty field (Mr. Snader has over 15 years of experience); have devoted at least the equivalent of 50 percent of a full-time law practice to the specialty field (Mr. Snader's practice is limited to 100% criminal defense); handle a wide variety of cases in the field and a specific number of cases in the specialty field; demonstrate integrity, professionalism and a high degree of competence in the specialty field; have the approval of attorneys, judges and or other professional colleagues in the specialty field and pass a written examination. Specialists must apply for re-certification every five years.

Howard Snader has been a certified specialist in criminal law since 1995.

Howard Snader was recertified as a specialist in criminal law in 2000.

For more than 15 years, Mr. Snader has represented clients facing serious misdemeanor and felony charges. In every case, he is dedicated to obtaining the very best possible outcome for his client.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Criminal Defense
  • Theft, Burglary and Fraud
  • Stalking and Harassment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault, Aggravated Assault , and Weapons Crimes
  • First Time Offense DUI
  • Felony Drunk Driving /Repeat Offenders and Extreme DUI
  • Drug Offenses
  • Sex Crimes
  • Prostitution
  • Child Pornography and Sex Crimes Against Children
  • Sex Offender Registration
  • Warrants and Extradition
  • Probation Violations and Appeals
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Law, State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, 1995
  • Criminal Law, State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1987

Education

  • Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Arizona State University
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Major: Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Specialist Certification, Showing of the Attorney's Litigation Experience

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. William T. Moroney of the Maricopa County Superior Court, Law Clerk
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Prosecutor

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Criminal-Defense

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Most people never need a criminal lawyer and if they find themselves facing a criminal charge, they may not know what they need to identify in an excellent attorney. As an attorney practicing criminal law since 1989, I recommend that individuals seeking an aggressive criminal defense find a lawyer with significant experience and that has demonstrated specialized knowledge of criminal law.

I am attorney and Criminal Law Specialist, Howard Snader. At my law firm, I use my many years of experience and my expertise to defend clients in criminal cases. Recognized by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization as a Criminal Law Specialist, I have been practicing criminal law in the Phoenix area since 1989 and have secured thousands of favorable verdicts and have negotiated reduced or dismissed charges in many cases. I offer a vigorous defense in cases involving matters such as these:

  • Domestic violence: I defend clients against charges of domestic violence such as assault and disorderly conduct. And, I help them address issues raised by restraining orders and orders of protection.
  • Drug crimes: My record of accomplishment includes cases involving meth, marijuana, cocaine and steroids. I deal with all types of allegations from simple possession to possession for sale, sales, manufacturing and wiretaps. I have had much success with motions to suppress and otherwise challenging the State's evidence.
  • Driving under the influence / Drunk driving: Don't make the mistake of thinking that a DUI is minor. Any conviction in Arizona will result in mandatory jail or prison, fines, counseling, and the loss of your driver's license. A DUI conviction can have significant consequences for employment, insurance rates and your ability to drive.
  • Sex Crimes: Sex crimes include molestation, sexual misconduct, and sexual exploitation of a minor, sexual assault and indecent exposure. Just being accused of a sex crime is enough to devastate your life. In my years as an expert in criminal defense, I have developed methods of attacking the State's evidence. I have also learned the best means of convincing the prosecutor and the Court's to adopt leniency in sentencing. I know when such tactics will work successfully.
  • White Collar Crimes: Being convicted of a so-called white collar crimes — fraud, identity theft, racketeering and embezzlement — can lead to significant prison time, restitution requirements and the loss of your livelihood. Sophisticated criminal charges require an equally sophisticated defense. As an expert, I know the cutting edge defenses and means of presenting those defenses.
  • Violent Crimes, Weapons Offenses and Dangerous Crimes: Violent crimes, especially crimes involving weapons, can result in harsh, mandatory prison sentences. I have successfully defended clients against charges of aggravated assault, robbery and homicide. I have obtained acquittals, dismissals, reduced charges and alternate sentences in numerous cases.
  • Appeals: In the event of appealing a conviction, as a criminal law expert I understand what it takes to effectively challenge the conviction. As appellate counsel, I will do my best to convince the court of your wrongful conviction.
  • Additional Criminal Offenses: Even if not classified as a violent crime, many criminal charges can lead to a felony conviction. I mount a vigorous defense against charges such as disorderly conduct, endangerment, drug paraphernalia and probation violations. These are not minor offenses and require an experienced lawyer who will seek the most favorable outcome possible.

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Sex Crimes

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Maricopa County Sexual Assault Lawyer

The State of Arizona takes the prosecution of sex crimes very seriously. The police have created and developed aggressive tactics to investigate and prosecute sex crimes. The penalties in Arizona are harsh — among the harshest in the United States. With few exceptions, a conviction of a sex crime in Arizona demands that you register as sexual predators — usually for life, often require long prison terms, and probation for the remainder of your life. The stakes are too high to risk your future. You should seek an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide you through the process.

I am attorney, and Board Certified Specialist, Howard Snader. Practicing criminal law in the Phoenix area since 1990, I am certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. My record of accomplishment includes numerous not guilty verdicts, reduced or dismissed charges and alternate penalties for people facing all types of criminal charges, including sex offenses such as sexual assault, molestation, sexual exploitation of a minor and prostitution.

Call an Experienced Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer Immediately

Do not wait until you are arrested if you believe you are being investigated for any sex crime. Call an experienced lawyer immediately so that you can begin defending yourself and protecting your future. At my Scottsdale law firm, I defend people against charges such as:

In my experience, the sooner you can start working with an experienced defense lawyer, the better your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome in cases involving serious sex crimes. Sex crime cases are often highly publicized. My goal is always to protect my client as much as possible, fighting to counteract the negative publicity that is inevitable in high-profile sex crime cases. The earlier I begin your defense, the better the chance of success will be available.

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Drug Crimes

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Maricopa County Narcotics Charges Lawyer

One of the premier criminal defense law firms in Arizona, the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC provides clients with aggressive representation by an attorney who is Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

Contact the firm to protect your rights and your freedom. Servicios del intérprete disponibles.

Since 1990, Attorney Howard Snader has represented people in the entire range of criminal cases, including:

Drug Crimes

Drunk Driving

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Assault and Manslaughter

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Violent-and-Dangerous-Crimes

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Violent and dangerous crimes receive a lot of attention in the media and are often what people think of first when asked to name a criminal offense. Because there is so much attention paid to crimes such as homicide and aggravated assault, prosecutors often bring charges without fully investigating their cases.

Their motivations are many — they don't want to appear soft on crime, they hope that positive headlines will help their careers and they truly wish to put criminals in prison. Given the high profile and complicated factors involved in violent and dangerous crime cases, it is critical to have an experienced and knowledgeable defense lawyer if you have been charged with one of these offenses.

Certified and Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

At my Phoenix-area law firm, the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC, I offer clients charged with violent and dangerous crimes an aggressive and thoroughly researched defense. As an attorney practicing criminal law since 1989, I have the experienced needed to build strong defenses. Additionally, I have been certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization since 1995, a reflection of my knowledge and my reputation as a skilled criminal lawyer.

Examples of My Cases

I have successfully defended clients against charges including:

My success in major felony cases such as these is based on my ability to identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case. I work long and hard to find the missing evidence or witness. I work to find mistakes with the investigation and with the handling of evidence, mistakes in the charges and mistakes in interviewing witnesses. These mistakes can add up to an acquittal or dismissal of the charges against my client.

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