Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Sayegh & Sayegh PC

     615 Yonkers Ave
    Yonkers, New York 10704
    United States

    At Sayegh & Sayegh, we protect the rights of clients in Yonkers and surrounding areas. Our lawyer focuses on criminal defense and personal injury representation, so bring us your case if it involves: DWI or drug crime law, Auto or truck accident law, Malpractice law. The firm has negotiated several multi-million dollar personal injury settlements.

  • The Paralegal Clinic

     101 sunland Dr
    Beebe, Arkansas 72012
    United States

    The Paralegal Clinic is located in Beebe, AR and is dedicated to providing quality services of Paralegal Services Beebe AR, Legal Services in Beebe AR, Digital scanning Services in Beebe AR, Paralegal Services in Beebe AR. Call us today at (501) 259-5914. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Law Office of Mario Andrews

     4400 Keller Ave 140 Suite 313
    Oakland, California 94605
    United States

    Law Office of Mario Andrews is located in Oakland CA and is dedicated to providing quality services of Assault Attorney Oakland CA, Restraining Order Lawyer Oakland CA, Drug Case Attorney Oakland CA, Felony Lawyer Oakland CA. Call us today at (510) 686-1142. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Dave Clark Law Office

     111 East 5600 South #105
    Murray, Utah 84107
    United States

    Dave Clark Law Office is located in Murray, UT and is dedicated to providing quality services of Assault Lawyer Murray UT, Assault Attorney Murray UT, Theft Lawyer Murray UT, Theft Attorney Murray UT, Experienced Lawyer Murray UT. Call us today at (385) 421-8919. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Mario Gunde Peters & Kelley

     3210 North Wickham Road, Unit 3
    Melbourne, Florida 32935
    United States

    Legal Eagles was established in 1976 by Anthony Mario (Retired). We have over 67 years combined experienced in criminal and family law. Our attorneys have jury trial experience for almost every type of criminal charge, from serious felony cases to simple misdemeanors. The firm is very experienced in divorce litigation, including complex divorces that cross international or state boundaries. We also have years of experience handling personal injury, bankruptcy, wills, and foreclosure defense.

  • Oberheiden, P.C.

     2250 SW 3rd Ave 4th floor
    Miami, Florida 33129
    United States

    Founded in 2010 by federal defense attorney Nick Oberheiden, Ph.D., Oberheiden P.C. is a team of highly-experienced attorneys and legal professionals who work collaboratively to defend clients across the United States in high-stakes federal matters. Attorneys routinely meet with prospective and existing clients at clients’ offices and facilities, as well as at Oberheiden P.C.’s Miami office. Website: https://federal-lawyer.com/florida/miami-federal-defense/

  • Carol Kendrick

     340 W Morgan St
    Monroe, North Carolina 28112
    United States

    Ms. Carol Kendrick is active in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and was previously elected to the Board of Governors for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. She has served this organization in numerous capacities, including past-Chair of the Criminal Defense Section. WEBSITE: https://www.huffmankendrick.com/

  • Laina T Chikhani Attorney At Law

     845 jefferson st
    Napa, California 94559
    United States

    Website: https://www.criminaldefense-napasolano.com Laina T Chikhani Attorney At Law is located in Napa, CA and is dedicated to providing quality services of Battery Crime Lawyer Napa CA , Drug Defense Lawyer Napa CA, Criminal Defense Law Napa CA , DUI Law Napa CA, Domestic Violence Law Napa CA , Assault Law Napa CA. Call us today at (707) 486-0647. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Law Office of Jorge Vela

     818a W 10th St
    Austin, texas 78701
    United States

    Jorge Vela Law is Austin’s premier choice for criminal defense. We provide legal services for people charged with drug possession, domestic violence, assault offenses, DWI, sexual assault, felonies, federal crimes, and more. We offer 24-hour jail release along with fast and friendly service.

  • Laina T Chikhani Attorney At Law

     724 Texas St
    Fairfield, California 94533
    United States

    Laina T Chikhani Attorney At Law is located in Fairfield, CA and is dedicated to providing quality services of Drug Defense Lawyer Fairfield CA , Criminal Defense Law Fairfield CA , DUI Law Fairfield CA , Domestic Violence Law Fairfield CA , Assault Law Fairfield CA, Drug Defense Law Fairfield CA. Call us today at (707) 486-0647. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Henry Salcido

     4729 E Anaheim St
    Long Beach, California 90804
    United States

    Attorney Henry Salcido have extensive experience handling a wide range of criminal cases on behalf of Long Beach, CA clients. We will carefully review the police report of your arrest and learn about your experiences with the arrest and booking processes to ensure the police respected your rights. We take time to learn as much as possible about every client to ensure individually tailored legal counsel in every case. WEBSITE: https://www.henrysalcido.com/

  • Tucker Law Firm, LLC

     3379 Peachtree Rd Ste.555
    Atlanta, Georgia 30334
    United States

    Tucker Law Firm, LLC is located in Atlanta, GA and is dedicated to providing quality services of DUI Case Lawyer Atlanta GA, Aggravated Assault Case Law Attorney Atlanta GA, Aggravated Assault Offense Lawyer Atlanta GA, Drug Case Law Attorney Atlanta GA, Drug Offense Lawyer Atlanta GA. Call us today at ((404) 932-6756. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Farkas & Crowley, PA

     500 S. Australian Ave., 6th floor
    west palm beach, Florida 33401
    United States

    The legal team at Farkas & Crowley has handled over 200 criminal cases combined ranging from DUIs to capital offenses. Our attorneys have prosecution and defense experiences and they are committed to taking your case to the best possible outcome. Call us at 561-444-9529 to book your appointment or talk to us about your legal needs.

  • Hopkins Law

     11051 - 97 St. Suite 101
    Edmonton, Alberta United States

    Marshall Hopkins has been practicing criminal law as both a defence lawyer and prosecutor for over twenty years, dealing with all manner of serious criminal cases, including murder, attempt murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual assault, drug conspiracy and massive frauds. Visit our website at www.hopkinsandcompany.ca

  • Wiltshire Defense

     1220 Langford Drive Building 200, Suite 101 Watkinsville, GA 30677
    Watkinsville, Georgia 30677
    United States

    At Wiltshire Defense, we are proud of our decades of winning experience and reputation for client service. We help good people in big trouble every day.

  • Kevin Barnett

     301 S McDowell St Suite 912
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28204
    United States

    Every case is different, but my approach to every case is the same get the best result for each and every client. I am well-known among prosecutors, judges, and courtroom personnel, and that familiarity and experience, I believe, gives me an edge when I work on your case. WEBSITE : https://www.barnettfalls.com/ FAX: 704-334-2095

  • James Silverstein

     23901 Calabasas Rd
    Calabasas, California 91302
    United States

    James E. Silverstein is an accomplished criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of legal experience and thousands of cases under his belt. Based in Los Angeles, California, James E. Silverstein has created a reputable practice geared toward superior criminal defense. WEBSITE : https://jamessilverstein.com/

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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.