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Julio Laboy

Criminal defense Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.7   16 reviews

Licensed for 19 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%

    20 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    A DUI charge, whether as a felony or misdemeanor, can have long-lasting negative effects. The attorneys at Laboy Law Office have successfully handled hundreds of DUI cases.

    19 years

  3. Domestic violence
    25%
    The attorneys at Laboy Law Office have successfully handled dozens and dozens of domestic violence cases whether they be felony or misdemeanor "DV" cases. 100+ DV Cases Dismissed!

    19 years

  4. Violent crime
    20%
    Laboy Law Office handles cases including: Federal Homicide; Manslaughter; Sexual Assault; Dangerous Crimes Against Children; Armed Robbery; Aggravated Assault; and crimes which often lead to violence and other charges such as, Identity Theft; Forgery; Transportation of Drugs for Sale; Burglary; Conspiracy; and Illegal Control of an Enterprise.

    19 years

  5. Federal crime
    5%
    Our office handles Federal Cases everywhere in Arizona and associates with other attorneys across the country. We have handled federal homicide, drug sales, weapons smuggling, and international organized crime cases.

    19 years

(Phoenix) - I LOVE to litigate. I love a passionate argument and all the attorneys at Laboy Law Office have no problem with "putting the fighting gloves on" for our clients. Maybe it's because I have always been a fighter. I have training in Taekwondo, Krav Maga, boxing, and jiu jitsu. Or, maybe it has something to do with where I was born, successfully fighting to escape the mean streets of Brooklyn, NY. I know what it means to be an underdog -- and how to overcome it. Our office will go to bat for you with the same drive and energy. 

I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Journalism from Brooklyn College which TIME Magazine then labeled, “The Poor Man’s Harvard.”  I also hold a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from California State University, Fullerton where I graduated at the top of my class and where I was selected the student commencement speaker. 

I attended The College of Law at Arizona State University. I graduated law school early -- a difficult task -- and focused on Criminal Justice. I also earned a certificate in Indian Law. I was also selected the student commencement speaker for the law school's very first Winter Graduation Ceremony.  

Before graduate school, I worked as an award-winning reporter and writer for The Wall Street Journal and N.Y. Newsday. I also have worked as a media spokesperson, writing press releases and appearing on TV, radio, and in print news stories regarding crisis communications. I have also had stories and columns printed in the Orange County Register, for the New York Times Co., The Kansas City Star, La Voz, Hispanic Link News, and in newspapers around the world, including the United Arab Emirates and England. 

I first practiced law as a felony trial prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. I prosecuted and took many cases to trial as a Deputy County Attorney including armed robbery, drug sales, DUI, forgery, and aggravated assault cases. I love going to bat for the underdog, especially when the media has rushed to judgment assuming a client's guilt. I have no problem setting up a press conference if it helps a client. I know criminal law from the newsroom to both sides of the courtroom. 

I have focused my practice exclusively on criminal defense. Currently, the office is lead counsel on cases including: Conspiracy; several DCAC cases; Transportation of Drugs for Sale; Illegal Control of an Enterprise; Money Laundering; DUI cases; and sex assault involving a minor. 

Laboy Law Office's mission is to be assertive and aggressive in your defense while offering you top customer service. Let Laboy Law Office be your Personal, Private Criminal Defense Team.

 

 

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Licensed for 19 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 09/18/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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4.7 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Posted by John Fajardo | August 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
REAL,RECOGNIZE REAL!!!!!!!
I have yet to meet Mr.Laboy but we did have a conversation and I'm gnna most definitely meet with him on Monday to iron out the details,Mr.Labor couldn't have said it any better,law is his passion,not just a job,this is my life we talking about Great guy,can't wait to see you......
Posted by Carolyn | June 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Advocate
Last year my son was facing a serious criminal matter. The first lawyer we had was terrible, condescending, and refused to properly advocate for my son. I felt like we had just paid for a public defender. No push back on any aspect of case that would have helped my son. Finally we made the decision to change attorneys. We found Julio. He and his staff went right to work. Reviewed the matter and knew exactly what needed to be done and pushed for on behalf of my son. He was successful in getting a resolution that was appropriate and fair. He was worth every penny. And although we don’t expect to be in these circumstances ever again, but if we were Julio will be on speed dial.
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Posted by Marco Borrillo | May 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
I went to Julio Laboy because after spanking my kid his mother decided to press charges in order to help her Family Court case against me. At the time I had a different attorney who wasted months doing nothing and then told me that I should plead guilty and accept a felony on my record. I fired that guy and with God's Grace I found Julio Laboy. Julio immediately sprang into action, and mentioned that the first 30 days are extremely important for any case. He even called me on a Sunday, [probably getting himself in trouble with Mrs. Laboy by doing so!] Long story short- within 30 days I had a letter from the County Prosecutor dropping the charges. My only complaint is that Mr. Laboy has spoiled me, and now I expect every attorney to act like this- taking calls on a Sunday and getting nearly instant positive results. I only wish he would take on my Family Court case!
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Posted by Tammy | May 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This team is amazing!!
I highly recommend these guys to help with any situation you may have run into! They are professional and helpful and kind and they take care of everything from start to finish!!! They do all the work and they fight hard for you!! They just took care of my case and I couldn’t be happier with the results!!! I think it’s important that you can trust your attorney and not have to worry about them as well! These guys made it stress free and very easy and I think if you have a situation you need defending I would definitely call Laboy to get the job done for you!!! They were awesome!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Experience with Laboy law firm
I recently had two charges against me one of them being a probation violation. With this charge It was a automatic 6 months foe breaking my probation. Julio and his staff were absolutely amazing, in the end I only had to do 24 hrs. I highly recommend this attorney to anyone who has a crime
Posted by Rudy | March 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my life
I was faced with a charge that was going to give me 15 years in prison if it wasnt for julio and his team i would miss my daughters growing up and have to watch from behind bars. Julio cares he takes the time to listen and is the type of lawyer that takes the time to explain the situation you are about to face and gives makes sure you understand everything you read and sign. Thanks to this man i have no jail time and to say he is amazing is an understatement no this man saved my life. If you are looking for a good lawyer he is right here.
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Response from Julio Laboy April 10, 2018
It was our pleasure to help! Julio
Posted by Amy | January 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best lawyers around
We hired Mr. Laboy for a dui case for my husband he was amazing dealing with that case. A few months later my husband caught another case that wouldve had him in prison for 14 years. I called Mr. Laboy and him amd his whole team were available for me and my family. Mr. Laboy didnt only save my husbands life he saved our familys he got my husband a plea that will give him no jail time. We are beyond greatful for the laboy law office and the compassion and professionalism they showed our family.
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Posted by John | November 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing criminal defense lawyer
I got myself into a really bad situation for my background. Not knowing anything I had gotten myself into, Mr Laboy put my mind at ease. Help me move from city criminal court to veterans court which I didn't even know was out there. He helped me every inch of the way, was direct and never had any misinformation for me. He got me better results that even he predicted and I couldn't be happier so that I can move forward with my life. Thank you Mr Laboy. I highly recommend him to friends and family and would know he would greatly benefit anyone who hires him. He was more than an attorney, he felt like family who cared about his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Julio truly cares!
Not knowing anything about the situation I was facing, I set up a consultation and from that moment forward I felt like I was in great hands. Once I met Julio I felt even better, he worked my case very hard and I believe got me the best results possible. It started with a offer that was 3 and 1/2 years, he was able to work out a deal that would received no jail time at all. I would highly recommend the Laboy law office to anyone. Thanks Julio, Jeff and Cindy
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Posted by Jeanine Villanueva | October 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most genuine team!!
My most heartfelt thank you to Laboy & Associates. Such an amazing team. I had legal issues in July and didn't know what to do. I was contacted by their office that same day I sent an email through another lawyer finder website. I was so shaken over the incident, that it was such a relief to have that phone call and speak with someone who actually listened and put my mind at ease before coming into the office. I am very fortunate for the genuine concern for me and the hard work him and his team did for me. I hope no future incident occurs, but if so Laboy & Associates are on my speed dial and who I refer to friends or family. I really appreciate all their professionalism, handwork, communication via phone and text, time, and patience in advocating for me and getting results. My family is truly grateful, as am I- thank you for giving me my life back!!!
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Posted by Taurice | September 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This man cares!
Mr. Laboy took over as my attorney weeks before my original trial date. At the time I had a plea offer that I had just rejected for 3 yrs. When Mr. Laboy took over the offer went up to 4 years. He rescheduled the trial and also scheduled a settlement conference giving him and myself an opportunity to address the prosecutor and commissioner. Without giving too many details, he really went to bat for me! When the conference began the 4 years was the only thing on the table and the prosecutor was sounding very sceptacle about getting the 3 year option back on the table. Long story short, before I could make it home, I received a phone call from Mr. Laboy and there was now a new offer of 18 months!!! Need I say more?
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Posted by Jose | January 15, 2015
SUPERB ATTORNEY
I hired Julio Laboy over a year ago to defend my case. He showed so much passion and knowledge on his work as well as helping me that I immediately put all my trust on him. Him and Melanie Laboy were ALWAY easy to reach and in constant contact with me and my agents. Sharp and honest with their answers and always on top of things including alternatives to help my case. I feel truly blessed that I found the Laboy firm, and always grateful for their help along the hardest path I ever had to endure. Thank you dearly Laboy Law.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2011
Satisfied client
Mr. Laboy represented my husband in a federal drug felony case. He faced 5 years of imprisonment. In the end, the sentence was 8 months of house arrest. I see that as a win. My husband is home with the family and able to continue to provide for us. Mr. Laboy is a great attorney and an honorable man.
Posted by Candace | April 29, 2011
Laboy law office understands !
I was faced with several felonies and needed affordable lawyer I saw laboy law office on th Internet made a call to set up a free constaltion and when I met every one in the office they were all very nice and friendly . Julio made me feel like family and his wife Melonie who also helps work your case is very smart and responds to questions in resonable time they always on call 24/7 and they kept me in formed the whole time I felt very safe and confident hiring the laboy lawform. I was pleased to find out that I could do a payment plan witch was great and it worked out for me. I highly recommend laboy law office !
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Posted by Leah | October 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you....
I was referred to this law firm after an arrest. Reviewed the case with Jeff. I was very satisfied with the judgement and completely thankful to Julio and his team for keeping this off my record and keeping my license.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wouldn’t recommend
We did hire Mr Laboy . His office and himself have very good sales techniques on how they can help with all the resources at their disposal. But yet did not utilize any of them . One year and half in our case never meet him until or court date . Not once did he get to know me as a person to fight for my character he never argued my case .We gave him 10k of our liquid savings . What a waste of time and money . We had to hire an another attorney and receive a much better outcome . My best advise would say don’t hire him he talks a big game just to get your money but actions prove other wise .
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Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Laboy Law Office
  • 2009 - Present
  • Guest Legal Analyst/Commentary
  • Good Morning Arizona
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Maricopa County Judge Pro Tem
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Assistant Supervising Attorney-Criminal Division
  • Phillips & Associates
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Managing Attorney
  • Laboy & Associates
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Fontes Laboy Law Group
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Maricopa County -Attorney's Ofc
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Navajo Nation Supreme Court
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Staff Lecturer
  • California State University-Long Beach
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Staff Writer
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • 1996 - 1999
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Education

  • Arizona State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • MA - Masters
  • 2000
  • Brooklyn College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • State v. TM
  • Case turned down by Maricopa County Attorney
  • United States v. R.C.
  • Murder: No Death Penalty, No Life Sentence
  • State v. A.B.
  • Absconder, Parole Violator - Reinstated
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Associations

  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lawinfo.com
  • 2010
  • Student Commencement Speaker
  • The College of Law at Arizona State University
  • 2002
  • Student Commencement Speaker
  • California State University-Fullerton Graduate School
  • 2000
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Publications

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Mix of Hispanic Groups Creates Workplace Tension
  • 1997
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Tijuana Squatters Push Land Battle Across Border
  • 1997
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Jury: Farm Worker Was Sexually Harassed
  • 1997
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Asian and Hispanic Immigrant Women Link Up to Fight For Common Causes
  • 1996
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Immigrants Hit by Scams on Citizenship
  • 1996
  • Newsday
  • Five Teen Girls From Thailand Rescued
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (11)
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having met Julio, my opinion is he is one of the classic good guys in our industry. I would refer my own family and friends to Julio."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked as co counsel with Mr. Laboy on several cases including a Federal Murder Case. He is a very good lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Julio and I were able to work together recently on a criminal defense/bail bond forfeiture defense. Julio was well prepared and had all of the right documentation ready for an oral argument. Our motion was granted and both of our clients were very pleased with the representation. I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Julio for many years. He is an extremely talented lawyer and his clients are very fortunate to have him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Laboy is well respected in the legal community. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julio is a highly skilled attorney and well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I share office space with Julio and can attest to his excellent skills as a criminal defense attorney. He is highly respected in the community and serves his clients extremely well. I would refer anyone to Julio."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Laboy for many years. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of a great attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Laboy for several years and have personally observed him in court. He is an excellent attorney that obtains great results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Laboy is an agressive advocate for his clients and a very capable trial attorney."
Federal crime Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Julio is our go to guy in Arizona. A true professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Julio is a hard-working, personable attorney who is dedicated to providing his clients with the highest standard of legal professionalism and integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I am a fellow lawyer in the community. I am also a Judge Pro Tem. And, I am married to Julio Laboy. We work together. Even if I were not related to him, I would still sincerely say that Julio truly, truly cares about his clients. He is honest and fair and over extends himself, almost to a fault. He's also awesome at sentencing hearings. And, he's a great Dad. You couldn't go wrong with him on your side."
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