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  • South Carolina Kidnapping Charges Attorney

     110 Trader’s Cross, 1st Floor, Suite B
    Bluffton, South Carolina 29910
    United States

    At the South Carolina Kidnapping Charges Attorney., our Bluffton personal injury attorneys focused on meeting both the immediate needs and long-term goals of our clients and know what it takes to win. Our response team are always available to discuss your case and provide the highest quality legal services so you can focus on getting your life back. Visit Us: https://sckidnappingcharge.com

  • John Caudill Attorney at Law

     911 College St #203
    Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
    United States

    John Caudill Attorney at Law is a Bowling Green-based law firm that has been serving criminal law clients in Kentucky. John Caudill has years of experience in Criminal Defense, Kidnapping Defense, Gun Crimes, Drug Crimes & Trafficking, Federal Wiretap Act, Violent Crimes, Pain, Clinic Drug Trafficking, Tax Fraud, Sex Crimes, Marijuana Trafficking, White Collar Crimes, Sexual Assault, and other criminal cases. Visit: https://caudill.legal/

  • South Carolina Attempted Murder Attorney

     2411 N. Oak Street, Suite 301-M B
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
    United States

    South Carolina Attempted Murder Attorney is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our team of lawyers has the experience and which may involve investigating the facts of the case, interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, and negotiating with prosecutors. They may also represent their client in court, arguing on their behalf and presenting evidence to support their case. Call Us For Free Consultation at 854-400-4844.

  • Law Office of Donald P. Day

     3375 Tamiami Trail E
    Naples, Florida 34112
    United States

    The Law Offices of Donald P. Day is a criminal defense and personal injury firm practicing in Naples, Fort Myers, and all Florida. Prior to founding the Law Offices of Donald P. Day, Mr. Day was a partner in one of the largest criminal defense firms in Florida. The office is located within walking distance to the Collier County Courthouse. The firm is staffed by experienced assistants. WEBSITE: https://www.donalddaylaw.com/

  • Griffin Law Office, APC

     1350 Columbia St #9th
    San Diego, California 92101
    United States

    Griffin Law Office, APC located at San Diego, CA. Our attorney Mr. Griffin has represented over 900 clients as a lawyer and successfully defended nearly every type of criminal case, from first degree murder to driving under the influence. Our San Diego defense lawyers will provide you with a consultation that provides advice that can help minimize charges and either eliminate those allegations or reduce the judgments of each. Visit us : https://patrickgriffinlaw.com

  • Aron Law Firm – San Luis Obispo

     505 Higuera St
    San Luis Obispo, California 93401
    United States

    Aron Law Firm is a criminal defense law firm in San Luis Obispo. Our dedicated criminal defense lawyers represent people facing a wide array of felony and misdemeanor charges. Whether you’ve been charged with a DUI, domestic violence, drug crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, or more, our San Luis Obispo criminal defense attorneys want to help. Call us today to schedule a consultation. || Website: https://www.aronlawfirm.com/locations/san-luis-obispo

  • Paul Figueroa Law

     806 E Jackson St suite 1
    Tampa, Florida 33602
    United States

    At Paul Figueroa Law we understand that when somebody walks through the doors or calls on the telephone, they need help. During more than 14 years of practicing law, I have stood next to countless families and individuals who needed help for themselves or a loved one on their worst day. They were scared and they wanted someone to fight for and protect them. WEBSITE: https://paulfigueroalaw.com/

  • Anaya & Chadderdon, P.C.

     615 S Weber St
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
    United States

    At Anaya & Chadderdon, P.C., we are experienced criminal defense trial attorneys who aggressively pursue our clients’ best interests. All of us are former prosecutors. Together we have more than 30 years of experience and an impressive record of success. We have won the respect of our colleagues and the gratitude of people just like you.

  • Mendoza Law Firm

     608 S Guadalupe St #103
    San Marcos, texas 78666
    United States

    David A. Mendoza, Attorney at Law, is a criminal defense and civil litigation lawyer in San Marcos Texas committed to protecting the rights and liberties of his clients in Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, and Comal counties. For more information, find us here: https://www.dozalaw.com/

  • Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C.

     191 Roswell Street Northeast
    Marietta, Georgia 30060
    United States

    At the law firm of Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C., in Marietta, we understand that good people can make bad choices, and that doesn’t make them bad people. We are a results-oriented law firm, and we’ll work to help you get the best outcome from bad circumstances. Contact our experienced Cobb County criminal defense lawyer today.

  • Law Offices Of Barry M. Wax

     701 Brickell Ave Suite 1550
    Miami, Florida 33131
    United States

    Law Offices of Barry M. Wax — works with clients throughout Florida and the United States to provide the resources needed to build a successful defense. Whether your case is in federal or state court, and involves money laundering, drug trafficking, health care fraud, wire fraud, white-collar crime, domestic violence or any criminal charge at all, you can count on me for skilled representation. WEBSITE: https://barrywax.com/

  • Joseph Williams Law Firm

     8 Siebald St
    Statesboro, Georgia 30458
    United States

    Are you in need of a qualified lawyer in South Georgia? Williams Law is here to help with unmatched knowledge of the law and a personal approach with your best interests at its center. We specialize in Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Debt Relief, and Disability Law. We represent clients, rather than cases. To provide our clients with the bespoke,quality, personal service they have grown to expect from us, we only take a limited amount of cases and only represent those we believe in.

  • Right Law Group

     5030 Boardwalk Dr suite 818
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919
    United States

    At Right Law Group, we understand that life happens. Whether you’re dealing with a DUI, felony, misdemeanor, domestic violence, or any other criminal charge, there is still hope. Don’t let a mistake define your future. Our experienced team handles a wide range of cases, including assault, theft, drug possession, and more. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your charges. We’re available 24/7 via phone, text, or chat to assist you.

  • Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman

     269 Roswell St NE
    Marietta, Georgia 30060
    United States

    Atlanta criminal defense lawyer Lawrence Zimmerman is recognized as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Georgia. He has been representing those accused of misdemeanor charges and serious felony crimes for over two decades, both in the state and federal courts. He has acquitted people of crimes ranging from murder to rape and reversed convictions in the appellate courts. WEBSITE: https://www.atlantanotguilty.com/

  • Shealey Law Firm Defense and Injury Attorneys

     1507 Richland St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201
    United States

    Phone: 8035908756

    Shealey Law Firm provides skilled legal assistance for the injured and for those who have been charged with a crime. We bring tremendous value in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, criminal defense, DUI defense, Whistleblower/False Claims,… Trust us when you need assurance the most. When you’re ready to fight for your freedom or your financial recovery, call one of our offices. Home

  • My RIA Lawyer

     400 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1500
    Atlanta, GA 30339
    United States

    My RIA Lawyer is a law firm focused on the RIA space. We provide legal, compliance and operations consulting services to Registered Investment Advisors, Broker-Dealers, Investment Managers, Registered Representatives, Insurance Providers, Investment Bankers, ERISA fiduciaries, Commodities Trading Advisors, Digital Asset Managers and Alternative Investment Advisors.

  • Kolacia Law Firm

     8291 Utica Ave, Suite 110
    Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730
    United States

    Looking for top-notch legal representation? Our skilled criminal defense lawyers are here to protect your rights. With expertise in DUI, domestic violence, theft, assault, and more, we’ll fight for you every step of the way. Don’t wait – contact Kolacia Law Firm today for a robust defense that gets results!

  • Martine Law, PLLC

     310 S 4th Ave #5010
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
    United States

    Martine Law, PLLC is a trusted law firm specializing in criminal defense and divorce cases. Our dedicated attorneys provide high-quality legal services while upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity in criminal and family law cases. We are committed to protecting our clients’ rights and achieving the best possible outcomes — Contact our office today for a free consultation. Please visit us: https://www.xmartinelaw.com/

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What does a Criminal Defense Attorney do?

So what does a criminal defense attorney actually do? Many people’s conceptions about the job of a defense attorney come from what they see in movies, TV and what they read in fiction-based novels.

How much of popular media’s depiction of criminal defense work is accurate? Well that all depends. Some media outlets do a good job of replicating some of the aspects of the profession, but what you often don’t see are the more “boring” or mundane aspects of the job. Do defense attorneys make brilliant speeches at the ends of trials during their closing arguments? Yes, some attorneys adopt a more bombastic style, but that’s a rarer occurrence than movies like to let on. The truth usually is that there is no closing statement because the case settles way before a trial comes close to occurring.

Criminal defense attorneys deal mostly with the prosecutor that will be trying a case. When a person is arrested by police, it is the area’s prosecutor that decides what charges will be filed against the criminal defendant, or whether that defendant will be charged at all in the first place.  Most cases begin with some form an investigation of an allegation against criminal defendant wherein the authorities speak to witnesses and gather evidence. There are multiple directions a case can go after this preliminary investigation. The authorities can decide they need more time and continue to search for evidence or they can seek an indictment.

The initial step in a criminal investigation is often the most crucial. Most cases are made and broken at this stage. It is imperative to have adequate representation from the beginning. That’s where a criminal defense attorney’s duties kick in. Usually, a criminal defendant won’t know that they are under investigation until they are spoken to by police or actually indicted unless there was an arrest made shortly after a crime was alleged.

At this initial stage, not much information other than basic allegations will be made available to the accused which is to say that the criminal defendant may not know how much evidence there is or what witnesses may be saying. This is not to say all criminal defendants need to worry about what a witness might say or that there would be any wrongdoing or guilt assumed, just that a criminal defendant needs to be in the position to understand what is happening as they are unlikely to be the subject of a criminal investigation for no reason.

At this initial stage and throughout the criminal justice process, a criminal defendant needs guidance to know what they should and should not do. Going back to an earlier concept, most people’s knowledge of the criminal justice system is based on what they see on TV. After all, most people are aware that they should not be very talkative at any stage of this process. You may ask yourself why that is?

The simple answer is that everything you say will be scrutinized and if you happen to slightly alter your account of events in any way it may look like you are being misleading or dishonest. It could totally not be the case, people misspeak all the time and say things they do not intend or really mean, so how are you supposed to know what should be said versus what should not be? That’s were having a good attorney comes into play. The attorney is likely to tell you not to talk about the situation and all and will help you fully understand what needs to be said and done if and when you need to speak about the matter.

When would l need a Criminal Defense Attorney?

You will almost definitely know when you need a criminal defense attorney. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime you need an attorney. If police would like to speak to you about some incident, you most likely should speak to an attorney before answering any questions they may have.

The requirement of a criminal defense attorney does not stop at simple crimes. Do you have a business that is heavily regulated by the local or national government such as waste management or chemicals? If you are in a position of authority and have run afoul of certain regulations you may need to seek out a criminal attorney. Do you own a bar or establishment that serves alcohol? Are you keeping up with licensing requirements? If you are not sure, you likely need to speak with an attorney

Even if you haven’t been accused or arrested, be vigilant and discuss borderline situations with an attorney as soon as you possibly can. Whether it be a legal services clinic, the public defender, help hotline or a private criminal defense attorney, feel free to reach out to a criminal defense attorney if the need arises.

Signs you need to speak to a Criminal Defense Attorney

  • You have been arrested
  • Police are requesting to speak with you about a criminal incident
  • You had a criminal record at an early age and what to see if the conviction record is eligible for expungement (record clearing).

How do you choose a Criminal Defense Attorney?

The first thing you need to do is understand the process and determine your means. Often people ask a very crucial question about the ability to pay large amounts for an attorney. People wonder if they need to do this in order to secure successful results. Does the money you spend matter?

This is a complicated matter and depends on many factors including the severity of the charges and your ability to pay. After all, every person’s budget is not the same and all attorneys do not charge the same amounts for their services. However, the stakes of criminal charges often warrant the expense. If you have a major felony allegation on your hands it would only make sense to find the most experienced criminal defense attorney you can find. On the other hand, if you’re dealing with a parking ticket, you may have more options available.

Determine Your Needs

As mentioned above you need to determine what the stakes are. Felony charges come with possibly significant jail time. Misdemeanor charges can also result in jail time , so keep that in mind.  Moreover, you will want to find a criminal defense attorney that has dealt with your type of situation before. You need to know what cases the attorney has taken and what the results they have obtained.

Research Online

Start researching a few local attorneys to see which ones have the most experience in criminal defense.  You should also takes steps to see what local criminal defense attorneys think about your selected attorney. Sites like martindale.com and avvo.com provide peer review resources as well as lawyer directories to help narrow your search.

Check the State Bar Association’s Website for any Disciplinary History

Every state bar association has a disciplinary board that keeps track of all disciplinary actions taken against an attorney in their jurisdiction. These disciplinary actions stem from unethical acts taken by attorney such as misappropriating client funds or unethical practices during their practice of law. While it’s true that there are some attorneys that run afoul of the rules, most do not. You should free to look up the names of any attorneys that you are considering consulting with to see if and what disciplinary actions have been taken against them.

Schedule an Appointment with a Criminal Defense Attorney

Finally, the easiest step, you need to make an appointment to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. If you have already been arrested you may need assistance in a search. You will get appointed a public defender in the meantime, which is not a problem. They will handle your case appropriately and can later be replaced by one of your choosing.

If you are free to search for an attorney or anticipate an imminent criminal issue, you need to conduct your search quickly. As was discussed earlier, the earlier you can have an attorney with you the better. The defense attorney will be able to explain the process and help you understand what can be a frightening and tense situation.