About Us


The Arruda Botelho Sociedade de Advogados law firm, founded by Augusto de Arruda Botelho, an attorney with wide criminal law experience – since his time working side by side with Márcio Thomaz Bastos -, counts on professionals dedicated to criminal law with focus on defending the client’s individual guarantees.


In support to our utmost commitment – criminal advisory with excellence – our team of attorneys prioritizes quality services over sponsoring a large number of cases. To this end, the firm couples the ability to accommodate major demands with a purposely-small structure, thus leading to a direct involvement of our founding partner in all cases sponsored, as well as a tailored assistance to meet the client’s needs in an individualized and efficient manner.


Aware of the constant changes in criminal law practice, first and foremost due to a massive criminalization of conducts formerly considered lawful, the firm constantly encourages the professional updating of its team members, thus delivering an all-encompassing analysis of the client’s questionings, a profile that allows our attorneys to engage in the most complex cases in the current scenario.