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.
Armando is best attorney hands down! Awesome ways of communicating with me utilizing multiple forms of communication like his portal/phone/ or text! He also will always try to find the best deals for you possible. Lastly, very resourceful as to who he can verify you with for different services/needs if he’s not able to help you with something!
If I could give Armando Nava more than a 5 star review I would do it in a heart beat. I have known him for a while now and he is someone I genuinely respect and admire. He is there for you no matter how hard or easy your case is, he does not judge you, and he does everything in his power to make the client satisfied.
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.
Woman was charged with her second DUI within 7 years after being involved in a collision in Scottsdale. Through our investigation, we found multiple mistakes made by the arresting officer. These errors were used to get the prosecution to reduce the alleged offense to a charge with no jail time. Result: Charge Reduced w/ No Jail.
A man was pulled over by Salt River Police Department while visiting from out of town. Despite showing no signs of impairment, the officers arrested him and charged him with DUI Drugs. We investigated the case heavily and interviewed every officer involved. Ultimately, a motion to suppress was filed and granted after an evidentiary hearing before a Judge. Result: Case Dismissed.
A man was charged with attacking a family with a knife. After reviewing the evidence, it was determined that the instrument used was not a knife at all. The Grand Jury had been misled, so we filed a motion challenging the grand jury presentation. The prosecutor, confronted with the truth, agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor with no jail time. Result: Charge Reduced to a Misdemeanor.
A man was out on a walk and was stopped by police because he was in the area of an attempted vehicle theft. The man maintained his innocence, but the owner of the truck identified him as the man he saw attempt to steal it. We worked tirelessly to prepare a defense and get the prosecution to see reason. The State wouldn’t budge, so the case went to trial. Result: Not Guilty After Jury Trial
A client was charged with resist arrest after being targeted by police during the protests of Summer 2020. Our firm developed a strategy with activists and members of the media that led to a dismissal of our client’s case and, eventually, all cases connected to the political prosecution of the protesters. Result: Case Dismissed.
A woman and her boyfriend were arguing over the cleaning of their apartment. The police were called after things escalated and the woman was arrested. The Mesa City Prosecutors originally wanted the woman to do jail time. After working the case and providing background information, we were able to get the prosecutor to allow the woman to complete classes in exchange for a dismissal. Result: Case Dismissed After Diversion.