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Armando Nava

DUI and DWI Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

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About Armando

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Mr. Nava founded The Nava Law Firm, PLLC and practices in the areas of criminal defense, DUI defense, and Federal litigation, where he is a fearless, aggressive, and effective advocate. After working in a large firm and successfully defending hundreds of cases, Mr. Nava decided he wanted to create a firm with a more personal touch. He wanted to be able to treat each case like it was his only case without the hurdles of big law firm life. He believes everyone deserves the best defense possible. He cares deeply about his clients and does everything in his power to get them through what can be a harrowing experience.

Mr. Nava grew up in El Paso, TX, where his father’s job as a police officer led to a passion for the criminal justice system. He knew at a very young age he wanted to help those who needed it most. Mr. Nava received his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University. He then moved to Arizona in 2007 to attend the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where he graduated cum laude. He was admitted to the Arizona State Bar and the United States District Court of Arizona in 2010.

His legal education did not stop at Law School. He has attended hundreds of hours of specialized training in identifying weaknesses in the Prosecution's case. He has received extensive training in forensic science and works with some of the best forensic experts in Arizona. He recently taught a Continuing Legal Education Seminar on the subject of DUI Defense. Coupled with his passion for defending individuals from government overreach, Mr. Nava's acquired knowledge and natural abilities have resulted in a high number of dismissals and acquittals for his clients. 

In his tenure, he has represented clients in courts all over Arizona. He handles every type of criminal case, and he regularly appears in Justice Court, City Court, Superior Court, and Federal Court.

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive. ~Earl Warren

 

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. ~Robert Frost

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Licensed for 12 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/21/2022

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

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Nava Law Firm, PLLC
1641 E. Osborn Road
#8A
Phoenix, AZ, 85016

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Posted by Terri | July 6, 2021
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My husband and I had an unfortunate situation where we were both arrested last summer. We are in our sixties and had never been in any trouble. We had a disagreement with other family members that ended in some physical altercations which resulted in criminal charges. We retained Armando Nava upon the recommendation of another attorney. Armando could only represent one of us; he gave my husband a referral and he took my case. To this day, I consider Armando to be one of the best blessings I’ve ever had. You will never find a more caring individual. The compassionate he showed for me and willingness to always listen is something I will never forget. After speaking to Armando for the very first time, I mentally felt better about how the future looked from having a criminal charge against myself. Armando had excellent knowledge of the law and was always able to answer any questions or concerns that I had. He was assertive but in a very respectful way. My situation was unique from many different aspects. Armando found solutions to each of my issues and always made sure I understood how he was handling them. I was unfamiliar with this legal world and required Armando to explain the same thing over and over; he never lost his patience with me. I also knew that he would be quick to return my phone calls or text messages; his promptness helped to put me at ease many times. I am very pleased to say that my situation has been resolved to my satisfaction and my name is clean. Armando gave me back my old life and I will never be able to thank him enough or say enough good about him.
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Posted by Jacques | April 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Was looking at 38.5 years
Last year I was arrested and was facing six Felonies One misdemeanor for a total of 38 1/2 years if found guilty as a first time offender Mr. Nava’s Representation resulted in me serving no prison time and even after representation was completed he continues to guide me through the life after thank you Armando
Posted by Chris | November 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
Armando did a great job. I couldn’t have hoped for better representation. My case went to trial and Armando had a game plan for anything that could have happened and got my charge dismissed. I highly recommended Armando Nava.
Posted by Aramis | August 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
I am writing this review almost a year after my charge (that I thought was going to do a year in jail) was dismissed. Armando has been very transparent and always available. I still ask him for legal advice even after my case was finished and he always helps. He will be a great ally for you and has been a dear friend for me.
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Great advice
A friend of mine referred me to Mando after I got multiple speeding tickets. He responded to my call in a timely fashion and was able to explain how the system works clearly so I could make my decision on how to proceed. I really appreciated his assistance.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I was referred to Armando by a family friend and I'm so glad! I hired Armando to lower my probation terms and he ended up getting me off probation altogether. He kept in contact with me throughout the process leading up to the court date and he took all the right steps to make sure everything went smoothly. I would call him again or refer him to any friend In a heartbeat.
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Posted by Erin | July 9, 2017
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Top notch representation
I cannot say enough good things about our experience working with Armando! We searched for a long time for the right attorney and as soon as we met with him we knew from the first meeting that he was much more knowledgeable and honest than any other attorney we had met with. He set realistic expectations for us from the start, kept in touch with us throughout the process and stayed on top of our case. When the time came, he far exceeded our wildest expectations and got us a better outcome than we ever could've imagined - he went above and beyond and we are FOREVER grateful! If you are looking for a defense attorney with integrity, extensive knowledge and superior communication skills...he is the guy!
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Posted by Michael | June 12, 2017
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Aggressive, Knowledgable, Focused
From first meeting Armando you could tell he is a talented attorney. After the free consultation, I was completely confident that I had the right counsel for my defense. The outcome was favorable, the payment plan was surprisingly fair, the service was fantastic! My Family and I consider this Man a true Friend, thank you Armando for all you have done!
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2017
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Great Attorney
Mr. Nava was fantastic to deal with. I hired him for some criminal matters and he was able to get them dismissed in exchange for me taking part in a diversion program. He kept me informed every step of the way. Cannot say enough about him.
Posted by Kim and Ken | February 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Armando Nava - Dedicated to and Passionate for His Clients
My husband was charged with extreme DUI. He was referred to us by an attorney friend of my brother. Armando is a fabulous attorney - thorough, attentive and compassionate. He fought hard and was successful reducing the charge to DUI, with statutory minimum penalties. We would recommend him to anyone needing help maneuvering through the legal system.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2017
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Hire Armando
Armando is amazing. I've never had any run-ins with the law before so I was naturally very nervous about having a criminal traffic violation. He provided clear, precise, and thoughtful advice. Thanks to Armando, the charges were dismissed. I could not recommend his services highly enough!
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer
Very proficient. Extremely helpful. I hired Armando to represent me in a some what difficult case. Could not be happier with the experience of having him represent me. Readily available to answer your questions. Gives 120%. Very informative to his clients, keeping them well informed on the status of the case and the optional outcomes, which I really appreciated. I would highly recommend having Armando Nava represent you if your in need of a criminal defense attorney. Would absolutely hire again.
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Posted by Nicole | November 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you so much Armando!
I was convicted of three felonies and a misdemeanor in October of this year. I reside out of state and was concerned about being held in Arizona not having any family or friends. Armando not only convinced the Judge that I should be trusted to leave the state and appear back in time for my next court hearing, but also got two of my felonies dropped and the other one dropped down to a misdemeanor. I now have no felonies nor did I have to serve any jail time after sentencing. I am so glad that Armando chose to represent me with my case! He went above and beyond the things that he was required to do for me and my case. I definitely recommend anyone needing a defense attorney in Arizona to hire Armando Nava. He won't let you down!
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2016
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Diligent, Reliable, Honest
Earlier this year I was pulled over by police and arrested for DUI. I received a personal referral to Armando Nava for representation. From the first phone call onward, Armando presented himself very professionally and compassionately. He reviewed the details of my case and very honestly put forward what was in my favor and what wasn't. He ultimately said that he liked my case and that he would be willing to represent me and set me up with a payment plan over 6 weeks so that I could afford the fees. I accepted the offer and was glad to have Armando on my side. In the early days of the process, I was working a contract job on an hourly basis so anything that pulled me away from working was costing me money. Armando and his team were terrific in filing all papers and continuances on time so that I didn't have to worry about anything and could focus on my job. He answered all of my questions either by phone or e-mail (and occasionally by text message) in a timely manner and never left me hanging. That was a really big comfort during those uncertain, stressful times. It was also apparent that Armando really knew his stuff -- he had the answers for every question every time and could explain anything with as much detail as was needed for the situation. Possibly because there were elements of the case that were potentially in my favor, the prosecution offered a reduced charge that would still carry lots of penalties but was much better than a full DUI. Armando was very honest in saying that though we had the potential to win the case in trial, it was not guaranteed and that if we lost, the plea would be off the table and I would be hit with the full DUI. Having no criminal history before this, the thought of losing in court and having a felony on my record was overwhelming. The thought of having a lesser mark on my record was not great either but it would be far less of a disruption in my life. Armando left the decision up to me and -- in the end -- I took the plea for the lesser charge. Armando was supportive and encouraging and reminded me that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Armando also was able to get my fine reduced by 20% with the plea, so that was also appreciated. Armando guided me through completing the plea at the Pre-Trial hearing and re-explained all of the steps that I needed to take after that. He referred me to a great facility for my mandatory post-plea drug screening and counseling -- one that worked the best for my logistics and schedule. He also sent an informational e-mail with everything we discussed so that I would have that for my reference going forward. I would have really liked to have seen Armando in action as I know he would have been great in court. I know he would have done all he could to win the case. But I just didn't want to risk a felony, jail time, bigger fines, extra insurance, an interlock ignition device and everything else that goes along with a DUI. I just wanted to have this all behind me so that I could get on with my life. I am glad for Armando and his team for getting me through this entire process and for helping to get me a reduced charge. I would certainly recommend him to anyone who needs this kind of representation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2016
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Strong DWI Lawyer
Mando was a tenacious lawyer. During a difficult dwi case where I was confused and overwhelmed, Mando kept me at ease and guided me through a difficult situation. He responded quickly to any phone call questions I had and was able to get me an offer I thought I had no shot at. I would have no problem recommending him to any friend that needs a good lawyer in their corner during a dwi case.
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Posted by Holly | July 26, 2016
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Impressionable & Professional
Armando was a pleasure to work with! He was always available to answer my questions no matter what time or day. He helped make a difficult situation feel less overwhelming by explaining things in a way I could relate & understand. My case didn't get dismissed, however it was taken into consideration. I don't feel that the end result was due to a lack of effort on Armando's part at all. Mr. Nava is very motivated and driven, which is definitely an attribute you want in an attorney. I think the legal world could use more attorneys like him.
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Posted by Armando | May 12, 2016
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So grateful for Armando
I was referred to Armando by another attorney - and wow, am I grateful that I was! My case was completely dismissed. Armando was very accessible, easy to get a hold of, always willing to answer questions, and a joy to work with. He is confident and really knows what he's doing. I would gladly be represented by Armando again in the future (but hopefully I won't ever need his services again :)
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Posted by Jarret | April 23, 2016
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All Charges Dropped
I was recommended to use Armando by a friend, and I'm so glad she gave me his name! Besides giving me a great price compared to the other law firms I had consulted, he was really cool to work with and ended up being able to get all my charges dropped. I definitely recommend him!
Posted by Melissa | April 1, 2016
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The absolute best !
Mr Nava represented my daughter through some pretty serious charges. I have no words to express how grateful I am for the wonderful job he did. I had a lot of questions and concerns having never gone thru any thing like this but Armando always took the time to explain and never showed anything but care and concern. My family and I would all highly recommend Armando and the entire firm
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Posted by Christina | March 30, 2016
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Thank you!
I would like to thank Armando Nava and Alcock and associates for the wonderful representation of my sister. She found herself in a very difficult situation, but my family and I are very pleased with the outcome thanks to Armando and Alcock and Assocosiates. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone in need of legal representation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member Manager
  • Nava Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Alcock & Associates, PC
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Weisberg & Meyers, LLC
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • Arizona State
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Texas A&M University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • State v. A.S.
  • Dismissed
  • State v. P.C.
  • Charges reduced to Reckless Driving
  • State v J.N,
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • General Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Phoenix Legal Alliance
  • Founding Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Board Member & Treasurer
  • 2015 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Ambassador
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • The Global Who's Who Top Lawyers
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2017
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Law Firms
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Criminal Attorneys for ImmigrationConsequences
  • Victory Law Firm, LLP
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Criminal for Civil Lawyers
  • 2020
  • US Law & Legal Analyis
  • Criminal Law and Procedure in the United States
  • 2019
  • AACJ’s 2019 DUI Seminar: Innovating Arizona DUI Defense
  • DUI Case Law Update
  • 2019
  • US Law & Legal Analysis
  • Criminal Law and Procedure in the United States
  • 2018
  • Litigation Basics
  • Criminal Law for Civil Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Litigation Basics
  • Criminal Law for Civil Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (36)
Endorse Armando
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Armando is a very conscientious and competent defense attorney. He is resolution oriented and does not allow his cases to languish. I have no reservation in recommending Armando to anyone in need of criminal defense services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Armando is quickly solidifying his status as one of the premier DUI attorneys in Arizona. Always an effective advocate, he continually strives to give each client the zealous defense they deserve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nava is an incredibly intelligent and compassionate attorney. He has a great reputation in the legal community and I would recommend him every time."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Armando is a highly skilled, professional and smart defense attorney. He is a strong advocate not only for his clients, but as a representative for all Arizonan's through his strong advocacy work in the making changes to the criminal justice system at the legislative level. His passion for defending the rights of others, paired with years of experience, makes Armando invaluable to anyone seeking a lawyer to defend them in a criminal case. It is without reservation that I endorse Armando Nava."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Armando is a tireless advocate for his clients. In addition to his strong advocacy skills, Mr. Nava is intelligent, driven, and empathetic. I endorse this lawyer. If you find yourself facing the criminal justice system, call Armando. He will always be in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Nava is an aggressive trial attorney with a wealth of experience in the courtroom. He is detailed oriented and works hard to achieve great results for his clients. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Mr. Nava to anyone close to me. He's knowledgeable and experienced. More than that, he's a fighter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Armando and I have gone head to head on more cases than I care to remember. He is persistent, detailed, and smart. He always works to get the best results for his clients and does it in an ethical and honorable manner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Armando for many years. He is an excellent advocate for his clients. He thinks about his cases 24/7 and takes his role very seriously. If someone asked me for a criminal defense attorney referral, I would recommend Armando."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nava is a very well known criminal defense attorney in the valley, with a tremendous amount of criminal defense experience. He is trustworthy and caring, and always strives to achieve the best results for his clients. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Armando for over 7 years. He is a passionate advocate and highly-experienced trial attorney. He is not afraid to challenge prosecutors, and he thoroughly investigates every case and legal issue. Armando is professional and well-respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Armando is a high-energy guy who is very knowledgeable, experienced and hard-working. He cares for his clients and fights hard on his cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Armando is an excellent attorney who is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive. He obtains great results for his clients and not afraid to litigate any issue. Highly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Nava since I started practicing law in Arizona and find him to be a very skilled and hard-working attorney. I have full confidence in recommending his services to anyone who finds themselves on the wrong side of the law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Armando is a highly skilled, tremendously knowledgable DUI attorney that works relentlessly for his clients. I highly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In my experience with Mr. Nava, he is passionate about defending his clients and their constitutional rights to the best of his ability. He is well-respected in the criminal defense community, extremely professional, and always working tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for his clients. It has been a pleasure to witness his commitment to ensuring no stone goes unturned in defending his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nava is one of the most hard working and committed attorneys I know. He is truly passionate about his craft and his clients. I highly suggest hiring Armando, as he will give all his effort to fighting on your behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nava is a hard-working, dedicated attorney who truly cares for his clients. He offers fantastic customer service above and beyond the baseline. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nava, is a shinning example of what a lawyer should be to his/her clients, dedicated, committed, and relentless. I have all the confidence in the world in referring individuals to Mr. Nava."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nava achieves great results for his clients. He is a skilled and passionate litigator and always takes great care of our referrals. I would happily recommend him to clients and attorneys looking for top-notch representation."
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Phoenix DUI and DWI Lawyer Armando Nava
Armando Nava
DUI and DWI Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation