Richard Gaxiola is an experienced, reputable and trusted Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2000 and has practiced criminal defense law for nearly two decades across the state of Arizona. Richard has successfully represented countless clients charged with major felony and complex offenses. From 2003 to 2012, Richard was the managing partner and lead trial attorney for a small boutique criminal defense firm. Presently, he operates his law firm Gaxiola Law Group. Richard has an impressive criminal defense record of countless not guilty verdicts and complete dismissals. He has successfully represented numerous clients in large drug cases, armed robberies, homicides and aggravated assaults with deadly weapons to name a few categories. Most of these criminal defense law cases are a result of referrals from previous clients and other attorneys that recognize his stature in these areas.nRichard understands the significance of being charged with a criminal offense and the personal grief and desperation a person experiences with any criminal charges. He focuses on ensuring that each person's constitutional rights of due process under the United States and Arizona Constitutions are protected. Richard believes that hard work and a thorough investigation of each individual case provides the foundation for any successful criminal defense trial. In every new criminal defense case he accepts, Richard personally investigates each case, interviews the relevant police officers and witnesses involved, conducts his own legal research and prepares his own motions for arguments. nRichard is an active member of the Arizona State Bar, American Association for Justice, Arizona Association for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, America's Top 100 Attorneys, American Bar Association and the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Additionally, he frequently volunteers with several non-profit community associations.