Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Deaton Law Firm LLC

     2232+2X Goose Creek
    Goose Creek, South Carolina United States

    Auto, Truck, & Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Criminal Defense – Family Law – Injury Claims Free Consultation For Civil & Criminal Matters At the Deaton Law Firm, LLC, you get a knowledgeable attorney on your team who is committed to providing quality representation.

  • Marc S. Nurik

     9350 Wilshire Blvd Suite 308 Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    Beverly Hills, California 90212
    United States

    Phone: 3109096828

    Clients of the firm, who are often facing life-changing legal concerns, soon learn that when Mr. Nurik serves as their advocate, they can let go of their anxiety and let Mr. Nurik protect their interests. Close collaboration between Mr. Nurik and his clients is a hallmark of Law Offices of Marc S. Nurik, which means that clients have a hand in designing the most suitable strategies for their purposes.

  • Perlman & Cohen

     355 S Grand Ave #2450
    Los Angeles, California 90071
    United States

    Perlman and Cohen are top-rated Los Angeles criminal Lawyers. With over 20 years of combined experience, we can help you navigate your criminal defense case. We offer a risk-free consultation and offer in-person and virtual appointments. Call today to schedule your risk-free consultation. Website: https://perlmancohen.com/

  • Bondsman Williamson County Inmate Search

     600 Forest St Suite D
    Georgetown, texas 78626
    United States

    Welcome to the Bondsman Williamson County Inmate Search Georgetown, Texas. Are you in a situation where you need to find a detained loved one in Georgetown or any surrounding area in Williamson County? At Bail Bonds Service Georgetown, we understand the urgency and the emotional toll this situation can take. That’s why we provide a FREE and quick 5-minute inmate search to ease your stress during tough times. Our commitment is to help you and your family when you need it the most.

  • Richard Kuniansky

     440 Louisiana St #723
    Houston, Texas 77002
    United States

    Phone: 7139873902

    Mr. Kuniansky is a trial lawyer, Mr. Kuniansky tried his first jury trial within a week of graduating from law school. He spent the next two years as a trial attorney for the State of Georgia. He then became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta) and a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Presidential Drug Task Force in the Southern District of Florida (Miami).

  • Walsh Law

     168 East Main Street
    Grass Valley, California 95945
    United States

    Our Nevada County criminal defense attorneys know the uncertainty and stress you’re dealing with. We are here to help you face criminal charges and avoid the harshest of consequences. We will provide exceptional service and handle your case with professionalism. Defense attorney Christ Walsh is a former prosecutor, so he knows how the other side develops cases against the accused. He also knows how to achieve a positive conclusion.

  • David Ellison

     1000 Chapel View Blvd
    Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
    United States

    Phone: 4012305520

    Attorney David Ellison is the Founding Attorney of Ellison Law LLC. Attorney Ellison created the firm because he believes that when you are going through the legal system, it is important to have a lawyer who treats you with compassion, respect, and dignity. He believes that your criminal defense lawyer should be honest, strategic and provide a high-quality legal service. This stems from his belief that his clients are people who deserve to have their day in court. His top priority is protecting

  • Daniel B. Kaiser

     718 N Humphreys St STE 201
    Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
    United States

    Phone: 9282784748

    At The Kaiser Law Group in Flagstaff, we know how to build arguments and connect the evidence to the legal requirements of your claim or defense. We understand the techniques of investigation, working with expert witnesses, providing forensic testimony, negotiating with prosecutors, and presenting your case in court. These bases of knowledge are invaluable resources, whether your legal issue involves criminal charges, serious personal injury, divorce or any other complicated family law matter.

  • Grace Legal Group Inc.

     811 Wilshire Blvd 17th fl unit 551
    Los Angeles, California 90017
    United States

    Grace Legal Group Inc. is a unique law firm in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in criminal defense. We are proud to be entirely minority-owned and operated, bringing a personal touch and understanding to each case because we’ve faced similar challenges ourselves or know someone close who has. Our founder, Zino Osehebo, along with a dedicated team, works tirelessly to support our clients through tough times.

  • The Weingart Firm

     4500 S Lakeshore Dr, United States
    tempe, Arizona 85282
    United States

    The Weingart Law Firm office is located in Tempe, AZ and is led by 35-year attorney Mark N. Weingart. Founded in 1988, the Weingart Law Firm was one of the first law firms to concentrate on DUI representation, although the practice also has comprehensive experience in criminal justice. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we work endlessly to achieve a favorable result on your criminal charge.

  • Zager Joseph

     533 NE 3rd Ave #142
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
    United States

    Mr. Zager owns his law firm “ZAGERLAW, P.A.” started his career while in law school as an Intern for local defense attorneys in Broward County. Upon graduating from law school, he worked for the Broward County State Attorney’s Office. Mr. Zager has extensive experience as a prosecutor working in many different divisions. In the Sexual Battery Unit, he helped create the Computer Cyber Crime Unit, which focused on child pornography and computer child exploitation.

  • Rubin Law, P.C.

     3731 Wilshire Blvd # 920
    Los Angeles, California 90010
    United States

    Rubin Law, P.C.: Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney. Rubin Law, P.C. is a full-service criminal defense law firm in Los Angeles, California. In the heart of Los Angeles, California, Daniel Rubin stands out as a beacon of hope for those facing criminal charges. As a top-tier Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, Rubin’s reputation is underscored by his selection to Rising Stars from 2019 to 2023—a testament to his exemplary legal prowess and unwavering commitment.

  • The Foxx Firm

     407 E Woodbury Rd
    Alameda, California 91001
    United States

    Welcome to The Foxx Firm, your foremost destination for expert legal representation in Southern California. We are a full-service criminal defense law firm in Altadena, CA. Founded over a decade ago by the esteemed Attorney F. Freddy Sayegh and Justin Rodriguez, our firm has established itself as a beacon of hope and excellence in criminal defense. Based in Altadena, CA, we pride ourselves on serving clients across various counties, including Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange County.

  • The Rodriguez Law Group

     626 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 460
    Los Angeles, California 90017
    United States

    https://www.aerlawgroup.com/ • Contact The Rodriguez Law Group today for a free consultation. Our team handles all criminal law matters including Los Angeles domestic violence cases, drug crimes, federal crimes, homicide cases in Los Angeles, sex crimes, DUI, assault, and more.

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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.