Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Hanlon Law

     1111 3rd Ave W, Ste 310
    Bradenton, Florida 34205
    United States

    At Hanlon Law, we aggressively defend the accused on a wide array of criminal charges in both federal and state courts in Bradenton, FL and surrounding areas. We’re top rated, and we have the knowledge and resources to get the timely results our clients need to protect their future. If you have been charged with a crime in the Bradenton, FL area, contact the criminal defense attorneys at Hanlon Law. || Website: https://www.criminalattorneybradenton.net/

  • The Law Offices of Ross Green

     702 Marshall St
    Redwood City, California 94063
    United States

    The Law Offices of Ross Green is a criminal defense practice located in Redwood City, CA. Ross Green has had over eight years of criminal law experience, ranging from felony Three Strike cases to driving under the influence matters.

  • Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett, P.A.

     250 N Belcher Rd. STE 102
    Clearwater, Florida 33765
    United States

    We’ve been representing clients in Tampa Bay since 1971 and our attorneys have the experience to get you the best possible outcome for your case. We are passionate about helping people protect their rights. You can trust our firm with all of your legal needs because we know how important it is that you get the representation you deserve when facing a difficult situation like a criminal charge or an accident case. Contact our law firm now to take the first step towards seeking justice.

  • Camadeco & Prenger, PLLC of Michael Camadeco

     2043 W First St
    Fort Myers, Florida 33901
    United States

    Phone: 2394445529

    We are Camadeco & Prenger, PLLC . We know how difficult it can be to face the legal system alone. That’s why our team is committed to providing unparalleled service and defending your rights in Florida. Our lawyers have extensive experience with Criminal Defense, DUI Lawyer, Domestic Violence Lawyer, and more. Whether you need a lawyer for an allegation of a crime or an intimate legal matter that hits too close to home, Camadeco & Prenger, PLLC has the expertise you need on your side.

  • Norwood Law Firm

     1717 S Cheyenne Ave # 201
    Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119
    United States

    At Norwood Law Firm, we never let a client down. No matter how difficult your case or what you’re accused of, our Child Custody Attorney team will go above and beyond to help you defend yourself with integrity and diligence. With our combined legal experience in child custody, the odds are in your favor when you call for immigration help from Norwood Law! Website: https://norwoodlegal.com/

  • Law Office of Mark Greany

     111 C St
    Encinitas, California 92024
    United States

    Is your future at risk? Do you find yourself in a bad situation and need help? Hiring a criminal defense attorney is something most people never think they’ll have to experience in their lifetimes. But, my firm is here for you, ready to fight for your rights. The first step is the hardest to take. Call the San Diego criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Mark Greany today to find out how to start heading in the right direction. || Website: https://www.law1791.com

  • Murphree Law Firm, P.C.

     1800 W Bowie St Suite 200B
    Fort Worth, texas 76110
    United States

    Murphree Law Firm, P.C. is located in Fort Worth, TX and is dedicated to providing quality services in the following practice areas: Civil Litigation Lawyer Fort Worth TX, Criminal Defense Lawyer Fort Worth TX, Felony Trial Lawyer Lawyer Fort Worth TX, Domestic Violence Lawyer Fort Worth TX, Drugs Lawyer Fort Worth TX, Guns Lawyer Fort Worth TX. Call us today at (817) 558-8888. We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Musca Law

     630 W Adams St #205
    Jacksonville, Florida 32204
    United States

    You will have so much in mind if you have made such offense of driving a vehicle while being impaired by alcohol or drugs, from what the things needed to do to who you should approach to seek help. The jacksonville dui lawyer can help you with your case as the lawyers of Musca Law are all well-experienced and have a lot of knowledge about dui. Visit this site https://www.muscalaw.com/locations/jacksonville/jacksonville-dui-lawyers for more info. Email Us: contactus@muscalaw.com .

  • George H. Ramos, Jr. & Associates

     427 C St
    San Diego, California 92101
    United States

    Phone: 6192311830

    At George H. Ramos, Jr. & Associates, our San Diego criminal defense lawyer has the experience you need for your criminal case in California. Attorney George H. Ramos, Jr. is one of the most experienced criminal lawyers in San Diego with a deep understanding of the law. Whether you are facing charges related to drug crimes, domestic violence, or sex crimes, we can help defend your rights. Call today.

  • Bradley Johnson Lawyers

     917 S 10th St
    Tacoma, Washington 98405
    United States

    Bradley Johnson is an attorney with a passion for helping people accused of crimes or injured by the negligence of others. He founded Bradley Johnson Lawyers in 1993 and has steadily built a practice full of outstanding attorneys and support staff. All are dedicated to providing exceptional legal support and believe all people deserve strong, compelling advocacy.

  • Michael J Fioretti, Esq

     1415 Route 70 East, Suite 105
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
    United States

    Michael J. Fioretti has dedicated his entire career to serving the specific needs of each individual client and the relentless pursuit of fairness and justice. Mr. Fioretti began his career as a trial attorney in 2003, specializing in civil rights litigation and representing victims of police brutality. New Jersey workers’ compensation (representing injured workers), personal injury (plaintiffs), employment discrimination/sexual harassment (plaintiffs), and criminal/municipal defense Lawyer.

  • Snader Law Group

     9950 W Van Buren St Ste. 104
    Avondale, Arizona 85323
    United States

    Howard A. Snader is a former prosecutor, and for more than 30 years he has fought for the rights of others. If you are facing criminal charges, call a criminal attorney Avondale AZ at Snader Law Group today at 623-738-3221.

  • Grabel & Associates

     202 E Washington St
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
    United States

    Ann Arbor, MI criminal attorneys defending against DUI, theft, fraud, drug possession, CSC charges as well as juvenile defense and post-conviction. Grabel & Associates has the experience needed to produce excellent results. Our premier law firm has been protecting clients statewide for over a decade. We provide our clients with comprehensive, individualized legal defense services. Grabel & Associates is recognized as one of Michigan’s best criminal defense law firms.

  • Hanlon Law

     405 6th St S, #2
    St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
    United States

    At Hanlon Law, we aggressively defend the accused on a wide array of criminal charges in both federal and state courts in St Petersburg, FL and surrounding areas. We’re top rated, and we have the knowledge and resources to get the timely results our clients need to protect their future. If you have been charged with a crime in the St. Petersburg, FL area, contact the criminal defense attorneys at Hanlon Law. || Website: https://www.stpetersburgcriminalattorney.net

  • Jeffrey Higgins

     200 Pasadena Place, Suite A
    Orlando, Florida 32803
    United States

    A Florida native licensed to practice law since 1998, Jeff is a skilled lawyer with significant trial experience and an excellent bedside manner. Over the course of his career, he has defended clients against many types of alleged offenses, earned Death Penalty experience, and secured Not Guilty verdicts in multiple trials for charges including drug trafficking & possession, assault & battery, attempted kidnapping, and various property and sex crimes.

  • Younglove Law Firm

     3101 N Central Ave
    Phoenix, Arizona 85012
    United States

    We limit our practice to representing the rights of the wrongfully accused. The Innocent. People who are over-charged. We represent those who are NOT GUILTY as charged. This is our mission for probation revocation and criminal defense.

  • Rose Legal Services, LLC

     10820 Sunset Office Drive, Suite 123
    Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127
    United States

    Rose Legal Services EXCLUSIVELY Provides Defense for Clients Facing Criminal Charges in the Metropolitan St.Louis Area – DWI. Drug Crimes. Property Damage. Domestic Violence. Expungements. Assault & More. If You’ve Been Wrongfully Accused or Have Made a Mistake… Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney that Takes Your Case As Seriously As YOU DO — Take Legal Action Today

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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.