Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Jason A. Barlow

     524 Albemarle Dr
    Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
    United States

    Jason is a criminal defense attorney who specializes in DUI, drug, and gun charges. He also has experience restoring firearms rights. Jason transitioned to private practice in 2021, becoming a partner at Shilling, Pass, and Barlow. A few years later, he moved to Parks Zeigler’s growing criminal defense practice as a partner in its Chesapeake office.

  • The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy

     201 Main St #600
    Fort Worth, Texas 76102
    United States

    The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy combines compassion and personal attention with in-depth criminal defense knowledge and practical experience. If you’re in trouble with the law, we’re here to help. Attorney Kennedy has over twenty years’ experience practicing criminal law, and he has successfully handled thousands of cases. From misdemeanors to felonies, he can help you fully understand the charges against you and build the defense that clears your name.

  • Bangerter Law Firm, PLLC

     445 E 200 S #150
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
    United States

    Bangerter Law Firm is a full service criminal defense firm with 16 years of experience defending people charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses in the State of Utah. Former prosecutor using experience, insight and a tactical approach to customize a defense for every charge.

  • Mesothelioma Lawyer Pennsylvania

     313 Shorecrest Ln
    Linden, Pennsylvania 17744
    United States

    Pennsylvania mesothelioma lawyers typically cater to judicial matters relating to mesothelioma claims and settlements per Pennsylvania asbestos laws. Learn how much a mesothelioma lawyer costs in Pennsylvania, how to find a mesothelioma lawyer in Pennsylvania, why a mesothelioma lawyer increases a claimants chances of a favorable settlement, and whether self-representation is worth considering.

  • wh Law

     1 Riverfront Drive, Suite 745, North Little Rock,
    Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
    United States

    wh Law is a law firm that provides compassionate legal services to families and individuals in Arkansas. We strive to provide our clients with the highest quality legal representation,

  • Wilder Law Firm

     5600 Tennyson Parkway, Suite #290, Plano, TX 75024
    Plano, texas 75024
    United States

    Phone: 0214741400

    Doug Wilder is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney who knows how to protect the rights of his clients. With more than 20 years of professional experience, Doug has developed several key legal strategies that help him obtain favorable outcomes for his clients. If you have been charged with a DWI, Drug Charge, Sex Crime, or Assault, Attorney Wilder is ready to mount your defense.

  • John A. Butler

     1237 Front St
    Conway, Arkansas 72032
    United States

    John is a family law attorney who has been practicing for over 10 years. His practice focuses primarily on divorce, custody, adoption, paternity, and guardianship cases. John has experience in a variety of legal areas including bankruptcy, foreclosures, evictions, commercial litigation, and title defects. He is currently admitted to practice in Arkansas and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.

  • Puget Law Group

     708 Broadway, #400
    Tacoma, Washington 98402
    United States

    If you are charged with DUI, a crime of Domestic Violence, or any other criminal matter – or currently facing a pending criminal charge – you know that it is an experience filled with fear and uncertainty. The trial attorneys at Puget Law Group are former prosecutors who now fight for those accused of DUI and other criminal offenses, and those injured by the negligence of others. We know how to guide you through the legal system and will fight for the best possible outcome for you.

  • The Law Office of Diane C. Bass

     5440 Trabuco Rd
    Irvine, California 92620
    United States

    The Law Office of Diane C. Bass is a criminal defense law firm that provides clients with dedicated legal services and aggressive representation. The goal of the firm is to help clients defend their name and reputation so they can walk away from these charges no worse for wear. With over 25 years of experience, Diane C. Bass has the skill and knowledge to fight for you and get the best possible outcome for your case.

  • Lamano Law Office

     1101 Marina Village Pkwy Suite 201
    Alameda, California 94501
    United States

    Lamano Law Office is a woman owned and operated criminal defense firm in Alameda, CA. Our skilled attorneys will fight to get your charges reduced or dropped. Contact us today to get started. Lamano Law Office 1101 Marina Village Parkway Suite 201 Alameda, CA 94501 415 617 9375 Alameda https://goo.gl/maps/dx6DqUfu8Jf1GhYe6 https://www.google.com/maps?cid=18006070302405053048

  • Weldon Law Group, PLLC

     334 E Duval St Suite 120
    Jacksonville, Florida 32202
    United States

    At Weldon Law Group, PLLC, we are passionate about helping people achieve their immigration goals. Our team has over 20 years of experience in the field, and our founding attorney himself is an immigrant who knows the system firsthand. This unique perspective allows us to provide our clients with the best possible representation and advocacy.

  • Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling

     15760 Ventura Blvd Ste. 700
    Los Angeles, California 91436
    United States

    Phone: 8189959452

    Were you accused of a crime in the Los Angeles area? The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling will fight to have your charges reduced or dropped. Our attorneys are experienced in felonies, violent crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence, gun charges, drug crimes, and more. Contact us today. Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling 15760 Ventura Blvd., Suite 700, Encino, California 91436 818 995 9452 Home https://www.google.com/maps?cid=4966609

  • Colorado Lawyer Team

     7375 East Orchard Road Suite 600
    Greenwood village, Colorado 80111
    United States

    Phone: 7205132357

    Colorado Lawyer Team is a criminal defense and family law firm serving clients not just in Greenwood Village, but also in all of the major metro areas, I-70 mountain communities, and northeastern Colorado. We pride ourselves on providing top-quality legal services to our clients, no matter what the case may be. Cases we handle: Domestic violence, DUI, DWAI, & Traffic, Protection Orders, Divorce involving Real Estate, Simple Divorce, Divorce with Kids. Contact us today for more information.

  • Kaysi Fagan – Criminal Defence Lawyer

     1117 1 St SW #202
    Calgary, Alberta T2R 0T9
    United States

    We are proud of our achievements at the Kaysi Fagan – Criminal Defence Lawyer. However, understand that when you hire this firm you are not hiring a firm or a team. You are hiring an individual: Kaysi Fagan. We believe that the hallmark of a great defence lawyer is his or her ability to be present in court and personally handle every aspect of your case. In other words, we do not believe in farming out your defence to associates or junior lawyers.

  • Shepherd and Hayes Law Firm, PLLC

     102 Amherst St
    Nashua, New Hampshire 03064
    United States

    Anyone accused of a crime deserves access to affordable and experienced criminal defense representation. The Shepherd and Hayes Law Firm, PLLC, was founded upon that belief, and we have dedicated our practice to fighting for the rights of those who’ve been arrested throughout New Hampshire. | Website: https://shepherdhayes.com/

  • Home Care Assistance of Anchorage

     2101 Abbott Rd #1, Anchorage, AK 99507, United States
    Anchorage, Alaska 99507
    United States

    Phone: 9077700907

    Home Care Anchorage, AK offers hourly and live-in caregivers to make your loved one’s home a comfortable place to age. We offer no long-term contracts and are available 24/7 for your peace of mind. Our caregivers can help your loved one with his or her daily activities. We devise flexible and customized care plans for seniors to ensure they get the help they need. We offer trained, educated, and dedicated caregivers to deliver exceptional care to seniors. Our customized and high-quality senior c

  • Indianapolis Arrest Records

     306 N Delaware St
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
    United States

    Indianapolis Arrest Records in Indiana state, certain vital records are kept on every resident within the jurisdiction. All important life events are recorded in these records as well. https://indiana.staterecords.org/marion/indianapolis

  • Missouri Legal

     417 N Boonville Ave
    Springfield, Missouri 65806
    United States

    A full-service law firm located in downtown Springfield, providing legal representation for criminal charges, traffic tickets, personal injury, and family law cases.

  • Overson Law, PLLC

     136 E S Temple St, #1530
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
    United States

    Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer Darwin Overson, founder of Overson Law, PLLC, has many years of experience representing adult and juvenile defendants who have been arrested for violent and non-violent felonies and misdemeanors, including first offenses, repeat offenses, and aggravated crimes. Though our offices are located in Salt Lake City, our criminal defense attorneys represent defendants in criminal cases throughout Federal and local courts in the state of Utah.

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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.