Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Grabel & Associates

     2922 Fuller Ave NE #211
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
    United States

    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, and we understand how stressful and unpredictable a criminal trial can be.

  • Shane Phelps Law

     400 N Washington Ave
    Bryan, Texas 77803
    United States

    Where expertise meets commitment in the realm of criminal law. Led by Shane Phelps, a Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist since 1992 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, our firm stands as a beacon of hope and strength for those facing criminal charges. Criminal Defense Lawyer

  • Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates, LLC

     2126 W Van Buren St #100
    Chicago, Illinois 60612
    United States

    At Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates, LLC, we’re dedicated to safeguarding your rights and providing expert legal representation in Chicago, Illinois. Specializing in criminal law, our seasoned attorneys bring decades of combined experience to the table, ensuring every client receives personalized attention and strategic defense. Website: https://sexner.com/ Email: mitch@sexner.com Company Hours: 24/7

  • Cohen & Bernstein, LLC

     1360 Clifton Ave #309
    Clifton, New Jersey 07012
    United States

    https://cohenbernstein.com/ • The Clifton attorneys at Cohen & Bernstein, LLC help you navigate through the legal system by applying our expertise to each case while remaining dedicated to client support. We work hand in hand with our clients to ensure all of your questions are answered and your progress through your legal issue is seamless.

  • Srai Law Office

     445 W Weber Ave #139
    Stockton, California 95203
    United States

    Mr. Srai diligently and effectively represents clients through the conclusion of their legal matters. He is a passionate advocate who uses his experience and negotiation skills to ensure that all of his client’s needs are met. Our practice is focused on representation in personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and bankruptcy. An aggressive, yet compassionate lawyer can help you through these rough times and achieve the best possible outcome for you.

  • The Centurion Law Firm LLP

     200 Old Country Rd Ste. 590A
    Mineola, New York 11501
    United States

    Phone: 6312247000

    The Centurion Law Firm, a prominent authority in internet defamation, excels in handling cases related to defamation, libel, and slander. With over 37 years of litigation experience, our dedicated team of attorneys, based in New York and Chicago, has successfully restored online reputations and offered expert content removal services to clients nationwide. visit us- https://thecenturionlf.com/

  • Moermond & Mulligan, LLC

     225 W Court St
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    United States

    At Moermond & Mulligan, LLC, we understand that being charged with a crime can be a daunting experience. That’s why we provide personalized legal representation to each of our clients, ensuring that they receive the attention and support they need throughout the legal process. Our team of skilled criminal defense lawyers is well-versed in all areas of criminal law, from DUI to drug offenses to white-collar crimes. Do not hesitate to call our firm immediately if you find yourself in trouble with

  • The Medlin Law Firm

     1300 S University Dr #318
    Fort Worth, texas 76107
    United States

    Beyond legal credentials, our firm embodies a commitment to understanding the unique circumstances of each case. We believe in personalized attention, ensuring that every client feels supported and confident in the face of legal challenges.

  • Ryan Sulte

     402 E 7th Ave
    Tampa, Florida 33602
    United States

    Phone: 8132234343

    Ryan Sulte – Founder and Managing Partner Attorney at Sulte Law Firm, P.A. The Sulte Law Firm is a Tampa Bay firm active in criminal and traffic defense as well as personal injury cases at 402 East 7th Ave, Tampa, Florida. Ryan Sulte was born and raised in St. Petersburg (or Bay area) and attended the University of Florida for undergrad and law school. If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges in Tampa, please call 813-223-4343 to schedule a confidential consultation.

  • Daniel P. Flores

     1050 Lakes Dr # 150
    California, USA 91790
    United States

    Daniel Flores has defended cases involving misdemeanor and felony offenses such as burglary, petty theft, domestic violence, driving with a suspended license and driving without a license to name a few. There is no case too small or a case that is not important enough. Criminal Defense lawyer Daniel Flores will review your case with you and find you the best resolution for you. AREAS OF PRACTICE: Criminal Defense, DUI HOURS OPERATION: 24 hours/ 7 days a week

  • Razumich & Associates, P.C.

     156 E Market St # 1300
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
    United States

    Razumich & Associates, P.C. is a leading law firm specializing in Criminal Defense. With a team of skilled and experienced Criminal Defense attorneys in Indianapolis, We are committed to providing expert legal representation to individuals facing criminal charges. Whether you’re dealing with accusations of felonies, misdemeanors, or any other criminal offense, our dedicated Criminal Defense lawyers are here to protect your rights, build a strong defense, and guide you through the legal process.

  • Jeffery Greco

     757 3rd Ave
    New York, New York 11232
    United States

    Greco Neyland, PC is known for its aggressive defense of those charged with crimes in Manhattan and surrounding areas. Founding partner Jeff Greco is a distinguished criminal defense lawyer committed to helping those who have been charged with crimes (both federal and state) rigoursly defend their freedom.

  • DeLuca, Ricciuti & Konieczka

     225 Ross Street 4th Floor
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
    United States

    DeLuca, Ricciuti & Konieczka are Pittsburgh’s trusted criminal defense attorneys, offering expert legal representation across a wide range of charges, including DUI, drug offenses, violent crimes, and white-collar crimes. Our team, consisting of former prosecutors with decades of trial experience, provides dedicated defense strategies tailored to each client’s unique situation. Located in Pittsburgh, PA, we prioritize your rights and aim for the best possible outcome.

  • McDowell Law Firm

     2 N Cascade Ave, #1220
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
    United States

    Colorado Springs Law firm handles criminal defense and personal injury cases. Criminal defense lawyer handles DUI, felony, misdemeanor, domestic violence and traffic matters. Personal injury attorney representing plaintiffs in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck and semi, premises liability cases.

  • Criminal Defense Attorney David Canty

     401 S. Main St., #209
    Pomona, California 91766
    United States

    Law office of David Canty, PC. Pomona Criminal Defense Attorney. With more than 19 years of experience in criminal defense proceedings, David Canty provides strategic representation for clients who are facing charges that include: Assault, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, DUI, Murder / Homicide, Sex Crimes, Theft, and White-Collar Crimes. If you are under investigation or accused of a crime, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney that will aggressively work to protect your right

  • Dallo Law, P.C.

     36700 Woodward Ave suite 103
    Bloomfield Township, Michigan 48009
    United States

    Dallo Law, P.C. is a criminal defense and immigration law firm based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The attorneys and legal staff at Dallo Law provide dedicated representation to their clients who have been accused of a crime or in need of immigration services. Dallo Law proudly serves the areas of Oakland County and Macomb County, including Troy, Farmington Hills, Birmingham, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Warren, Sterling Heights and the surrounding communities. The team at Dallo Law works tireless

  • Matthew G. Jubelt Attorney & Counselor at Law

     114 Albany St Route 20
    Cazenovia, New York 13035
    United States

    http://www.jubeltlaw.com/ • Seeking legal guidance in Central New York? Matthew G. Jubelt, a seasoned New York military lawyer with courtroom expertise, navigates clients through criminal, military, and estate planning matters. From defending against charges to securing your family’s future, Jubelt Law offers comprehensive legal support. Get your free consultation and case evaluation today

  • The Irving Law Firm

     9253 Mosby St 2nd floor,
    Manassas, Virginia 20110
    United States

    Every client’s situation is unique, which is why we prioritize providing tailored legal solutions at The Irving Law Firm. Whether you’re navigating a complex divorce or seeking to establish a business entity, our team works diligently to craft strategies that align with your specific goals and circumstances. Website- https://www.theirvinglawfirm.com/ Company Hours- MON-FRI (08:30-17:30)

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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.