Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • David T Garcia Law Offices

     701 East Rice Street
    Falfurrias, texas 78355
    United States

    Website: http://autoaccidentfalfurriastx.com David T Garcia Law Offices is located in Falfurrias TX and is dedicated to providing quality services of Modifications Attorney Falfurrias TX, Enforcements Lawyer Falfurrias TX, Paternity Attorney Falfurrias TX, Auto Accident Lawyer Falfurrias TX. Call us today at (361) 325-2585. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Pickford Law, PLLC

     295 Washington Ave Suite 2
    Memphis, Tennessee 38103
    United States

    Trust Pickford Law, PLLC to take care of your family’s legal needs. Our experienced Memphis lawyers focus on helping people charged with a crime, injured in an accident, or fighting an unfair Social Security or VA disability claim. Call now for a no-obligation, free consultation. https://pickfordlawfirm.com/

  • O’Mara Law Group

     500 Florida Ave S suite 407
    Lakeland, Florida 33801
    United States

    The O’Mara Law Group is a private law practice that takes pride in helping good people through difficult situations. As Criminal Defense lawyers in Lakeland, FL, we help people accused of crimes navigate the justice system. With our media management services, we help clients with high-profile legal issues affirmatively address the press to prevent media coverage from negatively affecting the case. Website : https://www.omaralawgroup.com/

  • Olson & Reeves, Attorneys at Law

     1015 Broadway St
    Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864
    United States

    Olson & Reeves, Attorneys at Law takes pride in the grounded approach it takes to representing its clients. Our attorneys wield a wide breadth of experience in multiple practice areas, and as natives of Southern Illinois, they are dedicated to meeting the individualized needs of their clients. Olson & Reeves, Attorneys at Law Address – 1015 Broadway St., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 Phone – (618) 316-7322 Website – https://mtvernonlaw.com/

  • Gurion Legal, PLLC

     4323 N 12th St suite 100
    Phoenix, Arizona 85014
    United States

    Gurion Legal is a boutique criminal defense law firm offering a modern approach to complex problems. Our Phoenix criminal defense lawyers provide outstanding representation to our clients through a modern, tech-forward approach that is focused on results. We represent our clients in a variety of situations, including but not limited to sex crimes, DUI, disorderly conduct, assault, and criminal damage.

  • Robert Zentz

     601 S 10th St Ste 100
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
    United States

    I will provide all of our clients the highest level of service in all of our practice areas. I am especially passionate when it comes to working with and for military veterans and police officers. I represent clients in veteran disability compensation claims, military discharge upgrade applications, labor and employment matters, compensation matters and criminal cases.

  • Goodwin Law Group, PLLC

     3100 W Charleston BlvdLas Vegas, NV 89102
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
    United States

    Goodwin Law Group, PLLC exclusively handle criminal and DUI cases and limit our practice to criminal defense and DUI defense. At the Goodwin Law Group, we understand that a DUI or criminal charge in Las Vegas can be stressful, invasive, and traumatic. We’re here to help relieve that burden, and guide you through the criminal process.

  • The Waltman Firm LLC

     Marietta Office Suites, 55 Atlanta St. SE Suite #417
    Marietta, Georgia 30060
    United States

    The Waltman Firm is a boutique law firm with strong Atlanta connections and networks led by former prosecutor and tenacious trial attorney Holly Waltman. Visit: thewaltmanfirm.com

  • Morgan E. Leigh

     2 Wisconsin Circle Suite 700
    Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
    United States

    Prior to joining Scrofano Law PC, Ms. Leigh was a solo practitioner who specialized in criminal and DUI defense. During her time as a solo practitioner, she represented thousands of individuals charged with crimes in Maryland and the District of Columbia in a variety of offenses ranging from traffic offenses to serious violent felonies. Visit: https://www.mdcrimlawyer.com/

  • Jay P. Mykytiuk

     406 5th Street NW, Suite 120
    Washington, District of Columbia 20001
    United States

    Jay P. Mykytiuk is a thoughtful, seasoned trial lawyer whose experience ranges from monitoring police department practices with the United States Department of Justice to representing indigent defendants with the Arlington County Public Defender’s Office. Born and raised in New England, Mr. Mykytiuk attended college in Connecticut before making Washington, D.C. his home in 1996. Visit: https://www.jpmlawyer.com/

  • Christopher J. Mutimer

     406 5th Street NW, Suite 130
    Washington, District of Columbia 20001
    United States

    Attorney Christopher J. Mutimer has dedicated his practice to representing clients in need of outstanding criminal defense in Washington, DC. In fact, he has chosen to locate his practice directly across the street from the Superior Court for the District of Columbia so he can always be available for clients when and where they need him most. Visit: https://www.dc-dui-lawyer.com/

  • Chris Ponce Hampton & Pigott, LLP

     390 Interlocken Crescent Ste 350
    Broomfield, Colorado 80021
    United States

    Website: https://hamptonpigott.com Chris Ponce Hampton & Pigott, LLP is located in Broomfield, CO and is dedicated to providing quality services of Criminal Defense Attorney Broomfield CO, Domestic Violence Lawyer Broomfield CO, Drug Possession Attorney Broomfield CO, Harassment Lawyer Broomfield CO. Call us today at (720) 566-5055. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Criminal Defense Lawyer Jenna Casper Bloom

     4 Walter E Foran Blvd, #402
    Flemington, New Jersey 08822
    United States

    Phone: 9082003535

    An attorney located in Flemington, New Jersey and practices Clinton, East Amwell, West Amwell, and Raritan Township. Also practices in Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Somerset County, and Warren County. 14 years experience handling all types of crimes and offenses including thefts, burglaries, drug offenses, guns offenses, weapons, sexual assault, aggravated assault, simple assault, Megan’s Law, DWI, marijuana cases, and driving with a suspended license.

  • Valery Nechay Law

     345 Franklin St
    San Francisco, California 94102
    United States

    The Law Office of Valery Nechay is a full-service criminal defense law firm located in San Francisco and serving the nine bay area counties. My practice areas include criminal defense, civil rights litigation, and cannabis law. I provide aggressive and sophisticated representation to people under criminal investigation, charged with a crime, or those whose civil rights have been violated. Visit: http://valerynechaylaw.com/

  • Graystar Legal

     224 S. Cherry Street, Suite C
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
    United States

    Winston-Salem Criminal Defense Law Firm — Guiding You Through Life’s Legal Challenges // Representing clients in Winston Salem, and communities throughout North Carolina. We treat every case equally with the same attention and dedication because every client matters. → Drivers License Restoration → DWI Defense → Drug Charges → Theft Charges → Traffic Tickets → Expungements https://www.graystarlegal.com/

  • Los Angeles Criminal Attorney

     516 N Larchmont Blvd, #1
    Los Angeles, California 90004
    United States

    Hiring the right criminal defense attorney is the most important decision that you can make in regards to your case. This decision can be the difference between a draconian punishment versus a reduced sentence, an expeditious outcome versus a dragged-on and futile endeavor, or a guilty versus a not guilty verdict.

  • Bradley S. Dede LLC Attorney-at-Law

     7710 Carondelet Suite 105
    Clayton, Missouri 63105
    United States

    When it comes to needing a great lawyer who will fight for you it can be so difficult to know where to turn. At Bradley S. Dede LCC we understand how important this decision is. We don’t rely on hype or gimmicks to impress you as we feel that our name and history speak for themselves. We have 30 years of experience fighting for people like you. Visit: https://bdedelaw.com/

  • Deitch & Rogers LLC

     1189 South Ponce de Leon Ave., NE
    Atlanta, Georgia 30306
    United States

    Deitch & Rogers LLC are expert Atlanta premise liability lawyers that takes pride in representing victims of violent crime get the money and peace of mind they deserve. Schedule a free initial consultation with us by calling 770-394-9000. Visit: https://victimattorneys.com/

  • Law Office of Case J. Darwin Inc.

     604 W Hopkins St, Suite A
    San Marcos, Texas 78666
    United States

    Phone: 5127386146

    Case J. Darwin is a former prosecutor with extensive experience in both felony and misdemeanor charges, including DWI, traffic tickets, assault, and drug crimes. He is also fluent in Spanish and helps clients navigate complicated immigration cases involving visas, green cards, deportation, and citizenship.

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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.