Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Manzuri Law

     8961 Sunset Blvd, Penthouse,
    West Hollywood, California 90069
    United States

    Manzuri Law has been an industry leader for over a decade and is at the forefront of cannabis and hemp business law. Our team of practitioners has developed an entire integrated suite of legal services for businesses and individuals operating in the cannabis & hemp space to help launch corporate ventures. Our team of fierce attorneys and specialists operates in the following core practice areas: Visit us:

  • 805 Law Group

     8320 Morro Rd
    Atascadero, California 93422
    United States

    805 Law Group at Atascadero, near you, is serving you with all your legal issues. Our professional attorneys are here to serve you with family law, personal injury law, criminal defense law, wills and trust and more. With our more than twenty years of experience providing legal representation for individuals and families in San Luis Obispo County, we are committed to getting you the best results possible for your legal case. For more information contact our attorneys and call us today at 805-42

  • Gary L. Medlin

     2550 Pacific Ave suite 872
    Dallas, Texas 75226
    United States

    Phone: 2148884810

    In over 36 years of criminal defense in Texas, Gary Medlin has handled thousands of criminal matters across all types of criminal charges. His experience practicing both sides of Texas state and federal criminal law cases, as well as being one of the few Board Certified Criminal Attorneys in the state of TX, Gary offers a significant advantage to his clients.

  • The Medlin Law Firm

     2550 Pacific Ave suite 872
    Dallas, Texas 75226
    United States

    Phone: 2148884810

    “For over 36 years Gary Medlin and his team at The Medlin Law Firm have been defending Texans against every type of criminal charge imaginable. Board Certified in Criminal Law and offering unsurpassed experience in the state of Texas, we stand ready to defend you! The Medlin Law Firm also serves immigrants needing legal counsel on immigration issues.”

  • Joe Gazzigli, Attorney at Law

     2736 Foothill Blvd
    Redding, California 96001
    United States

    Joe Gazzigli, Attorney at Law is located in Redding, CA and is dedicated to providing quality services of Sex Offenses Lawyer Redding CA, Internet Crime Charges Attorney Redding CA, Insurance Fraud Lawyer Redding CA, Domestic Violence Attorney Redding CA, Assault & Battery Lawyer Redding CA . Call us today at (530) 241-6900. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • The Law Office Of Adrienne D. Edward PC

     910 Franklin Ave Suite 200
    Garden City, New York 11530
    United States

    Website: The Law Office Of Adrienne D. Edward PC is located in Garden City, NY and is dedicated to providing quality services of DWI Attorney Garden City NY, Divorce Lawyer Garden City NY, Custody Attorney Garden City NY, Family Lawyer Garden City NY, Immigration Attorney Garden City NY. Call us today at (347) 641-0789. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you. Business hours: Mon- Fri – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Alan Tauber

     1500 John F Kennedy Blvd #1825
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
    United States

    Alan J. Tauber has over 30 years of experience as a trial and appellate attorney in state and federal criminal courts and has recently led one of the nation’s premier criminal defense offices as Chief of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Alan J. Tauber practices in three areas such as criminal defense, personal injury and civil rights.

  • Borum Burke & Didonato LLC: Didonato Dawn

     2 E Logan St # 12
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
    United States

    Borum Burke & Didonato LLC: Didonato Dawn is located in Philadelphia, PA and is dedicated to providing quality services of Homicide Lawyer Philadelphia PA, Drugs Lawyer Philadelphia PA, Narcotics Attorney Philadelphia PA, Gun Offenses Lawyer Philadelphia PA, Robbery Attorney Philadelphia PA, Sex Crimes Lawyer Philadelphia PA. Call us today at +12155671248. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Rick Christian Attorney At Law

     166 Anderson St SE, Suite 100
    Marietta, Georgia 30060
    United States

    Rick Christian is a veteran criminal defense lawyer who specializes in the defense of DUI’s, drug charges, rape charges, homicide charges, domestic violence charges, and more. While based in Cobb County, Rick has successfully defended clients throughout the Metro Atlanta area.

  • Veitch Ault Defense

     20102 Cedar Valley Rd, #104
    Lynnwood, Washington 98036
    United States

    A highly skilled DUI attorney is necessary to help navigate the complexities of Washington State’s strict impaired driving laws. Veitch Ault Defense has been consistently recognized as being at the forefront of Washington State DUI litigation & routinely obtaining outstanding resolutions for clients. With a main office in Bellevue & a satellite location in Lynnwood, Veitch Ault Defense provides exceptional defense to those accused of DUI & other serious charges throughout Western Washington.

  • Veitch Ault Defense

     2122 112th Ave NE, Suite #A200
    Bellevue, Washington 98004
    United States

    A highly skilled DUI attorney is necessary to help navigate the complexities of Washington State’s strict impaired driving laws. Veitch Ault Defense has been consistently recognized as being at the forefront of Washington State DUI litigation & routinely obtaining outstanding resolutions for clients.

  • Ryan Garry LLC, Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys

     333 S 7th St #2250
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
    United States

    Our attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you get the leading possible outcome for your case. Our attorneys are always available for consultation and advice. We can discuss your case in detail, explain all possible outcomes, and help you understand what legal options are available to you. The Ryan Garry LLC, Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys is a Minneapolis criminal defense firm that handles a wide variety of state and federal crimes.

  • Godwin Dold

     300 1st Ave NW Ste 240
    Rochester, Minnesota 55901
    United States

    Website: Godwin Dold is located in Rochester, MN and is dedicated to providing quality services of DUI Law Attorney Rochester MN, Criminal Defense Lawyer Rochester MN, Commercial Litigation Lawyer Rochester MN, Employment Law Attorney Rochester MN, Business Law Attorney Rochester MN. Call us today at +15072188383. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Henry Goodrich Law

     614 Ashbourne Dr
    Shreveport, Louisiana 71106
    United States

    Website: Henry Goodrich Law is located in Shreveport, LA and is dedicated to providing quality services of Wills Lawyer Shreveport LA, Trusts Lawyer Shreveport LA, Probate Attorney Shreveport LA, Estate Planning Lawyer Shreveport LA. Call us today at (318) 317-1182. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Fuhrman Law Offices

     112 W Meeker
    Puyallup, Washington 98371
    United States

    Website: Fuhrman Law Offices is located in Puyallup, WA and is dedicated to providing quality services of Wills Lawyer Puyallup WA, Contracts Attorney Puyallup WA, Federal Crime Lawyer Puyallup WA ,Assault Attorney Puyallup WA , Domestic Violence Lawyer Puyallup WA. Call us today at (253) 848-7788. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC

     2486 Rivermont Ave ste 203
    Lynchburg, Virginia 24503
    United States

    The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC is located in Lynchburg, VA and is dedicated to providing quality services of Trusts Lawyer Lynchburg VA, Long Term Care Attorney Lynchburg VA, Guardianship Lawyer Lynchburg VA, Estate Planning for singles Attorney Lynchburg VA ,Conservatorship Lawyer Lynchburg VA. Call us today at (276) 629-5381 . We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Oberheiden, P.C. – White Collar Criminal Lawyer

     30 Wall St 8TH FLOOR
    New York, New York 10005
    United States

    At Oberheiden, P.C. – White Collar Criminal Lawyer, we focus on federal defense. We have a proven track record of securing favorable results for our clients, and we have represented individuals and companies in investigations. Following a federal indictment, trial preparation becomes key. However, this does not necessarily mean that you should be expecting to go to trial at this stage. Hours: 24/7

  • Joseph Ruiz

     733 E 12th 1/2 St
    houston, texas 77008
    United States

    Joseph Ruiz after ten years of fighting in countless courtrooms for a big law firm and trying over 325 jury trials, Mr. Ruiz founded the Law Office of Joseph Ruiz, PLLC with the mission of expanding access to exceptional, personalized DWI and criminal defense representation to the people of Harris County, and its surrounding counties, at reasonable fees. WEBSITE:

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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 and 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.