Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Michael J. Rosen, P.A.

     92 SE 2nd St
    Miami, Florida 33131
    United States

    Michael J Rosen, P.A. is recognized for its accomplishments by all of the legal peer review organizations, including Martindale Hubbell ‘s Highest Rated Lawyers for Skill and Ethics, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the highly respected Fellowship of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. WEBSITE:

  • Manzuri Law

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

    Law Offices of Meital Manzuri 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.

  • Jerald Novak & Associates

     352 Center St
    Grayslake, Illinois 60030
    United States

    At Jerald Novak & Associates, we are experienced in defending our clients against all types of DUI charges in Grayslake, IL. Whether this is your first offense, or you have been charged with a felony DUI for multiple offenses, we will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome. We understand the science behind field sobriety tests and DUI breathalyzers, and we know how to challenge the prosecution’s case against you. WEBSITE:


     601 S. Brand Blvd, Ste 303
    San Fernando, California 91340
    United States

    DCD Law has exclusively practiced criminal defense since its founding. We are hyper-focused and specifically committed to resolving all court-related criminal matters. Our attorney is in court five days out of the week working to secure victories for our clients, both big and small. We have seen firsthand how frightening and disruptive a criminal charge can be, and we are dedicated to preserving your rights and keeping community members out of jail. Founding partner Kevin Moghtanei is a first-ge

  • Delisa Williams PC

     235 Peachtree St NE Suite 435
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
    United States

    At The Law Office of Delisa Williams PC, we primarily work on behalf of Georgia clients who have been accused of crimes such as DUI, assault. We also represent those who have been injured in auto accidents and we walk executors and administrators through the probate and estate administration process. Our Atlanta firm was established in 2002, and ever since that date we’ve been working tirelessly to protect our clients’ rights. WEBSITE:

  • Eric Derleth Trial Lawyer

     821 N St STE 205
    Anchorage, Alaska 99501
    United States

    In his nearly 25 years as an attorney, Eric Derleth has helped the people of the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage as both a criminal defense attorney and as an personal injury lawyer. Eric has successfully litigated lawsuits through jury trials involving the most serious criminal charges in Alaska (including winning all his murder trials), felony assaults, felony drug cases, felony tax evasion cases, and countless cases involving driving offenses, fish and game violations, and domestic violence.

  • Moses and Rooth Criminal Defense Lawyers

     115 Granada Ct
    Orlando, Florida 32803
    United States

    Andrew Moses and Jay Rooth are top-rated criminal defense attorneys and the founders of Moses & Rooth Criminal Defense Attorneys in Orlando, FL. They know how to protect your rights, whether you are facing DUI charges, accused of drug crimes, or other criminal offenses. Call our Orlando criminal defense lawyers for a free initial case review. Your dismissal is in the details. || Website:

  • Law Offices of Nellie L. King

     319 Clematis St #100
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
    United States

    The mission of the Law Offices of Nellie L. King is to provide zealous representation for individuals when they need it most and are at their most vulnerable – when they are facing criminal investigation or prosecution by a vastly resourced government. Justice prevails when there are dedicated advocates who are knowledgeable, passionate, and confident about ardently defending the Constitution and the rights of the accused. WEBSITE:

  • Callender Bowlin, PLLC

     4299 San Felipe, Ste. 300, Houston, TX 77027
    houston, texas 77027
    United States

    Phone: 7133008700

    CB Trial is a litigation-focused law firm headquartered in Houston, Texas, with branch offices in Denver and Albuquerque. The firm specializes in three primary areas of practice: commercial litigation for plaintiffs and defendants, healthcare advocacy and litigation, and first-party insurance claims. Mark Callender and Josh Bowlin, the founders of the firm, have amassed extensive litigation experience over the course of more than two decades by trying cases in federal and district courts across.

  • Chang Law Firm

     6767 N Wickham Rd
    Melbourne, Florida 32940
    United States

    Our law office understands that when people hire an attorney, they are often experiencing very stressful situations. These people need someone who cares about them and doesn’t simply go through the motions. For that reason, we make sure our clients not only receive high-quality legal services, but also the reassurance they deserve. WEBSITE:

  • Axelrod & Associates, P.A.

     4701 Oleander Dr
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
    United States

    At Axelrod & Associates, P.A., we understand that you are dealing with a serious problem. However, it’s something our lawyers can manage for you. Our job is to fight for our clients. With two locations in Myrtle Beach as well as offices in Rock Hill and Little River, we represent people from all over the country who face legal problems in South Carolina. WEBSITE:

  • Adam Cohen

     350 Rhode Island St
    San Francisco, California 94103
    United States

    Upon graduating law school, Adam was an Assistant State Attorney in the domestic violence unit in the Miami-Dade prosecutor’s office. After completing his time there, he moved to the other side of the courtroom, defending serious felonies. Eventually private practice called. Once in private practice, Adam successfully defended hundreds of DUI’s and dozens of thousands of traffic tickets!

  • Connecticut Bail Bonds Group

     13 Park St Suite 6
    Vernon, Connecticut 06066
    United States

    Connecticut Bail Bonds Group was founded with the goal of assisting our clients in every aspect of the Connecticut Bail Bonds Industry. Business Hours: Monday to Sunday: 24 Hours Open Business Email:

  • Thomas Weber

     1777 S Harrison St suite 1200
    Denver, Colorado 80210
    United States

    We believe that justice is an idea that can triumph only when living people make it so. We are dedicated to justice. We wish to run a business that is at once profitable while allowing us to promote the rights of our fellow community members. We will stand for the poor when they are in need and their cause is just. We will work for any responsible business. We will represent all races, creeds, religions, sexes, sexual orientations and backgrounds.

  • Kameron Miura

     445 S Figueroa St 31st floor
    Los Angeles, California 90071
    United States

    As the name of the firm suggests, our outstanding group of attorneys has experience getting your legal charges dropped and keeping your criminal record clear. Our outstanding legal team includes Felony DUI Lawyers, Driving Without Insurance Ticket Lawyers, Hit and Run Lawyers, Reckless Driving Lawyers, and Driving with a Suspended License Lawyers. Contact us today for. Ticket Crushers, A Law Corporation 445 S Figueroa St 31st Floor, Los Angeles 213-325-3156 https://www.ticketcrusherslaw.c

  • Stroleny Law, P.A.

     66 W Flagler St suite 1005
    Miami, Florida 33130
    United States

    Stroleny Law, P.A. is an award-winning Miami criminal law firm that promises a former state prosecutor to handle every client’s case. Criminal defense lawyer, Julian Stroleny has handled thousands of cases and works tirelessly to get you the very best possible results. Website :

  • World Class Notary, Fingerprinting, and Apostille Services

     1050 Queen St STE 100
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
    United States

    Fingerprinting Services Honolulu HI, Apostille Services Honolulu HI, Notary Services Honolulu HI, Notary Public Services Honolulu HI, Mobile Notary Services Honolulu HI, Loan Signing Services Honolulu HI, Power of Attorney Services Honolulu HI, Mortgage Closing Services Honolulu HI, Wills Services Honolulu HI, Trusts Services Honolulu HI

  • Stanley Law Offices

     84 Court St Ste 414, Binghamton, NY 13901
    Binghamton, New York 13901
    United States

    Phone: 8006083333

    At Stanley Law Offices, we serve New York residents in five locations, Watertown, Rochester, Oneonta, Syracuse, and Binghamton, and extend our services to clients in Montrose, PA. Our specialty areas are workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability. We have helped thousands of clients get justice for workplace injuries, negligence resulting in damages, and car accidents that changed their lives forever.

  • Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP

     1405 Crenshaw Blvd
    Torrance, California 90501
    United States

    At Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, we have devoted our practice exclusively to helping people who have been accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses in Southern California. Our firm’s founding lawyer, Robert Ernenwein, is a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney who has 38 years of experience representing clients in criminal cases. 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.