Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Jack Rice Defense

     370 Selby Ave
    Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
    United States

    Jack Rice Defense represents professionals and others who are charged with felonies and serious misdemeanors including sex crimes, violent crimes, drug crimes, theft and fraud crimes, and domestic and family-related crimes. These charges can destroy your life but don’t worry Jack Rice Defense will stand beside you and fight. For more details contact us today at (651) 447-7650 or visit https://www.jackricelaw.com/

  • Invictus Law

     1240 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 404
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
    United States

    Invictus Law provides award-winning 5-star rated legal representation for our community and its military members. Our trusted & skilled attorney team of former Prosecutors, USMC & Army Jags fight for the best possible outcome for every client. We analyze your case, educate you on the law & prepare a winning strategy for court. We specialize in Criminal Defense, Family Law, Military Law & Security Clearance Law. We practice in Virginia Beach Norfolk, Chesapeake and the greater Hampton Roads Area.

  • Law Office of James J. Caruolo

     33 College Hill Rd
    Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
    United States

    Law Offices of James J. Caruolo is a full-service law firm serving in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Our attorney provides legal representation in the areas of Real Estate, Criminal, and Personal Injury Law. Call us at 401.828.7100 for more details.

  • Silver Law Firm

     1211 Embarcadero
    Oakland, California 94606
    United States

    With over 25 years of experience as a Oakland criminal defense attorney and a life-long devotion to protecting the rights of the accused, attorney Elliot Silver is a strong ally when facing the harsh California justice system. No matter the charge, from marijuana to murder and everything in between, attorney Silver will vigorously defend you in your darkest hour. In the end, Silver gets results.

  • Tabibnia Law – Los Angeles Office

     10100 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste 300
    Los Angeles, California 90067
    United States

    Our legal expertise is focused primarily on criminal defense. We have successfully represented individuals charged with misdemeanor crimes, felony crimes, DUIs, drug crimes, federal crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, white color crimes, and others. Website: https://tabibnialaw.com/

  • Tabibnia Law – Van Nuys Office

     6454 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste 150
    Los Angeles, California 91401
    United States

    Our legal expertise is focused primarily on criminal defense. We have successfully represented individuals charged with misdemeanor crimes, felony crimes, DUIs, drug crimes, federal crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, white color crimes, and others. Website: http://www.tabibnialaw.com/

  • The Zeiger Firm

     1500 John F Kennedy Blvd, #620A
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
    United States

    The Zeiger Firm is experienced with cases involving DUI, theft and robbery, drug crimes, gun charges, sex crimes, assault, homicide, white collar crimes, police brutality, vehicular homicide, and more. || Website: https://brianzeiger.com

  • Brad Keating

     Gahanna
    Gahanna, Ohio 43230
    United States

    The Keating Firm LTD is a personal injury attorney in Columbus Ohio where people can secure a practiced personal injury attorney. We believe in justice and restitution. As such, our experienced law firm is prepared to offer more than just proper legal care. The mantra that everyone deserves justice is what we hold always, which propels us to do the utmost and get you the deserved justice. The local residents rely on us when they need an injury lawyer in Columbus that can take up their personal i

  • David W. Martin Law Group

     1613 E North St
    Greenville, South Carolina 29607
    United States

    David W. Martin Law Group is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Our team of lawyers has the experience and insights needed to help you craft a compelling case. David provides a wealth of expertise in family law, and personal injury cases in South Carolina. No matter what type of situation you are in, we realize just how unique each case is and take the time to provide you with the counsel you need to make the best use of your legal options. Visit: https://www.davidwmartinlaw.com/

  • Meltzer & Bell, P.A.

     515 N Flagler Dr
    west palm beach, Florida 33401
    United States

    Meltzer & Bell, P.A. is a criminal defense firm serving residents and visitors of Palm Beach County, FL who face misdemeanor, felony or federal charges. Attorneys Lawrence Meltzer and Steven Bell are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services and transparency to clients by ensuring one of the firm’s partners is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

  • Richard Lipowicz Attorney At Law

     130 W 2nd St #1900
    Dayton, Ohio 45402
    United States

    “Richard Lipowicz started his legal career in 1980 with the Dayton, Ohio firm of Smith & Schnacke, now known as Thompson Hine, LLP. He continued his legal career with the venerable Dayton firm of Altick & Corwin where he practiced as a business and municipal law attorney. In 1988, Dick joined the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office and handled numerous economic and “white collar” criminal cases and Juvenile Court matters.

  • Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney

     7732 Goodwood Boulevard, Suite A
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
    United States

    We are Baton Rouge criminal defense attorneys and DWI lawyers who defend clients charged with criminal charges in all areas of Louisiana. Whether it is a misdemeanor or felony arrest, we can help. Our Baton Rouge criminal defense attorneys defend clients for all types of charges. || Website: https://www.attorneycarl.com

  • Douglas Crawford Law

     501 S 7th St
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
    United States

    Website: https://douglascrawfordlaw.com/ Douglas Crawford Law handles criminal law matters including drug crimes, sex crimes, DUI, violent crimes and Felonies in Las Vegas, Nevada and its surrounding cities such as North Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin and Southern Nevada. Mr. Crawford also handles family law cases, divorce, child custody cases, relocation of children cases, Adoptions, Termination of Parental Rights cases and personal injury matters.

  • South Sound Law Group

     705 S 9th St STE 204
    Tacoma, Washington 98405
    United States

    Phone: 2533833328

    South Sound Law Group is a family owned and run law firm located in Tacoma, WA. Our main practice areas are criminal defense and personal injury suits. We represent clients throughout western Washington. Our criminal defense practice covers all matters, including DUI, criminal traffic, domestic violence, drug crimes, and felonies, as well as civil traffic infractions. Our personal injury practice is primarily focused on serious injuries or fatalities from motor vehicle accidents.

  • Rosenblum Law Offices

     7375 S Pecos Rd #101
    Paradise, Nevada 89120
    United States

    Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Centennial Hills, Clark County and Nye County, Rosenblum Law Offices is the firm individuals and businesses alike count on to handle their litigation needs. Providing a wide variety of intertwined services, we excel at achieving our clients’ goals throughout Southern Nevada.

  • New Mexico Criminal Law Offices

     1008 5th St NW
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
    United States

    Jack Mkhitarian practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense. Mr. Mkhitarian is a member of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. Mr. Mkhitarian is an active member of the United States District Court’s Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel of Attorneys. Website: https://www.newmexicocriminallaw.com/

  • Coontz Law

     1100 W. Saginaw St., Suite 4A
    Lansing, Michigan 48915
    United States

    Description: We provide an unwavering criminal defense to ordinary Michiganders. Fax: 5177300038 Mobile: 5178968791 Website: Home Page Payment Methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Personal Check, Discover, Financing Available, ATM / Debit Business Hours: Mon – Sun: Open 24 Hours Year Established: 2018 Number of Employees: 3

  • The Vance Law Firm

     6631 Atlanta Hwy
    Montgomery, Alabama 36117
    United States

    “Stewart Vance concentrates his Montgomery, AL practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability. He represents those who have been injured in an automobile or other accidents; have suffered severe injuries or death from defective products; or who have had loved ones suffer from Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse. Contact our injury lawyers today for a free case review!”

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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.