Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Law Office of David D. White, PLLC

     608 W 12th St ste b
    Austin, texas 78701
    United States

    Trust the Law Office of David D. White, PLLC for experienced criminal defense representation. Our skilled attorneys have a proven track record of success defending against charges of misdemeanors or felonies, including DWI, assault, drug offenses, and more. We provide personalized and aggressive representation to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for you. Website: https://www.wm-attorneys.com

  • Joseph Bondy

     1776 Broadway suite 2000
    New York, New York 10019
    United States

    Website: https://josephabondy.com/ The Law Offices of Joseph A. Bondy is a cannabis law, cannabis licensing, and criminal defense law firm, located in New York City. Mr. Bondy represents numerous individuals and corporations in the adult-use cannabis and hemp industry, and defends clients in complex criminal cases, in both the federal and state courts. Mr. Bondy is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern.

  • Deandra Grant Law

     1317 E McKinney St #101a
    Denton, texas 76209
    United States

    When you are arrested or charged with DWI, you need a dependable Denton DWI defense attorney who can fight for your freedom and help you obtain the most favorable resolution to your case. At Deandra Grant Law, your case is in good hands. With decades of award-winning experience fighting for clients throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, Allen, Denton, and Austin, Attorney Deandra Grant has built a reputation for outstanding defense that protects her clients’ best interests.

  • Deandra Grant Law

     605 Austin Ave, Suite 5
    Waco, Texas 76710
    United States

    When you are arrested or charged with a crime, you need a dependable Waco criminal and DWI defense attorney who can fight for your freedom and help you obtain the most favorable resolution to your case. At Deandra Grant Law, your case is in good hands. With decades of award-winning experience fighting for clients throughout Waco, Temple and Killeen Attorney Deandra Grant has built a reputation for outstanding defense that protects her clients’ best interests.

  • Deandra Grant Law

     4500 Airport Freeway, Ste. 101
    Fort Worth, Texas 76117
    United States

    When you are arrested or charged with a crime, you need a dependable Fort Worth DWI defense attorney who can fight for your freedom and help you obtain the most favorable resolution to your case. At Deandra Grant Law, your case is in good hands. With decades of award-winning experience fighting for clients throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, McKinney, Denton, Waco and Austin, Attorney Deandra Grant has built a reputation for outstanding defense the protects her clients’ best interests.

  • Deandra Grant Law

     609 W. 9th Street, Suite 2B
    Austin, texas 78701
    United States

    When you are arrested or charged with DWI, you need a dependable Austin DWI defense attorney who can fight for your freedom and help you obtain the most favorable resolution to your case. At Deandra Grant Law, your case is in good hands. With decades of award-winning experience fighting for clients throughout Texas, Attorney Deandra Grant has built a reputation for outstanding defense and the protection of their clients’ best interests.

  • Deandra Grant Law

     3300 Oak Lawn, Suite 700
    Dallas, Texas 75219
    United States

    Whether you have been charged with DWI in Texas or another criminal offense, the most important thing is to immediately secure the services of an experienced Dallas defense lawyer. For nearly 30 years, Deandra Grant Law has aggressively defended the rights of accused individuals throughout the state of Texas. Our practice is exclusively concentrated on DWI and criminal defense, allowing us to build our experience and knowledge in these fields.

  • Deandra Grant Law

     1333 W. McDermott Drive, Suite 180
    Allen, Texas 75013
    United States

    When you are arrested or charged with DWI, you need a dependable Allen DWI defense attorney who can fight for your freedom and help you obtain the most favorable resolution to your case. At Deandra Grant Law, your case is in good hands. With decades of award-winning experience fighting for clients throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, Allen, Denton, Waco and Austin, Attorney Deandra Grant has built a reputation for outstanding defense the protects her clients’ best interests.

  • Kent Collins Law Firm

     1511 Kendall Rd
    Newberry, South Carolina 29108
    United States

    I am a former prosecutor who has been in private practice for some 16 years. While I do criminal defense which includes but not limited to: DUI, Domestic Violence, Drug Charges, Assault & Battery and more. I defend people because I know everyone makes mistakes including the law enforcement. My staff and I are here to make sure justice is served and your rights are protected.

  • The Debt Doctors

     607 College Street, Suite 101
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232
    United States

    Fax : 412-261-5066 Website: https://www.thedebtdoctors.com/ We are a bankruptcy law firm. We help individuals file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. Call us today at 1-877-332-8369 to see discuss your unique needs with one of our Pittsburgh bankruptcy attorneys.

  • M. Don Himmelberg & Associates Attorneys at Law

     525 4th Ave S
    Nashville, Tennessee 37210
    United States

    Website: https://www.tncriminaldefensefirm.com/ Don Himmelberg has been practicing law in Tennessee for over 25 years, first as a prosecutor before transitioning to criminal defense work, where he has practiced for the past two decades. The insights he gained working as an assistant district attorney provide him with a unique perspective, and help him craft an aggressive, informed defense that is tailored to each distinct case.

  • O’Brien & Eggleston PLLC

     12 Sheridan Ave
    Albany, New York 12207
    United States

    Tough legal issues require strong legal strategies. At O’Brien & Eggleston PLLC, we offer criminal defense representation to help you protect your interests and obtain an outcome in your favor. We have expertise in DWI, Drug Crimes, Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes and White Collar Crimes. Our priority is to prove that you deserve an outcome that supports your future. Visit us: https://www.oe-legaldefense.com

  • The Law Office of Roy Galloway, LLC

     4309 Linglestown Road, Suite 107
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112
    United States

    The Law Office of Roy Galloway, LLC is a premiere criminal defense and family law firm located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We have achieved many successful resolutions for our clients ranging from not guilty verdicts in criminal homicide and aggravated assault cases to achieving successful resolutions for our clients facing divorce, custody and adoption issues. We take the time to get to know our clients and provide one-on-one personalized service. For a free consultation, Call (717) 737-3300.

  • Law Office of Jay G. Wall

     1190 Buckhead Crossing, Suite D
    Woodstock, Georgia 30189
    United States

    The Law Office of Jay G. Wall provides legal representation for adults and juveniles facing criminal charges. A defense firm located in Woodstock, GA, dedicated to assisting individuals in Cherokee and Cobb Counties. Specializing in DUI, Drug Charges, Traffic Violations, Juvenile Offenses, Theft, and Weapon Charges. The attorney Jay G. Wall is well-equipped to provide courtroom representation and advocacy, negotiate plea agreements, favorable settlements, and support throughout the legal process

  • Combs Law Group

     4542 W Pine Blvd
    St. Louis, Missouri 63108
    United States

    Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorneys in St. Louis Practice areas include: DUI/DWI Lawyer, Violent Crimes Lawyer, Drug Charges and Possession Lawyer, Traffic Tickets Lawyer, Probation Violation Lawyer, Felony Lawyer, Misdemeanor Lawyer

  • Tycko & Zavareei LLP

     2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - Suite 1010
    Washington, District Of Columbia 20006
    United States

    Tycko & Zavareei LLP is a renowned whistleblower law firm with a mission to protect the public interest through significant, impactful litigation. Founded by experienced qui tam and class action attorneys Jonathan Tycko and Hassan Zavareei, TZ’s lawyers pursue litigation against a wide range of fraud, representing consumers, employees, and whistleblowers in their pursuit of economic justice.

  • Justin William

     53-40 Van Dam St
    New York, New York 11101
    United States

    Personal injury : An Overview Of Personal Injuries occurs when you are the victim of an accident that causes emotional, mental, and physical harm. A Personal Injury Claim can file against the other party for any injuries sustained in an accident. The following are some of the most common accidents that result in personal injury claims

  • Villadonga & Villadonga Attorneys at Law

     720 N River Rd
    Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056
    United States

    If you have been accused of a crime or have recently been cited for a traffic violation, the attorneys at Villadonga & Villadonga in Mount Prospect, IL are here to help. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, you can trust our legal team to assist you in a professional and diligent manner to fight your case. From minor traffic violations to felonies, no case is too big or small for our seasoned attorneys. Sound legal guidance and personalized assistance are just a consultation away.

  • Caldwell & Kearns, P.C.

     3631 N Front St
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
    United States

    We have been serving Harrisburg, PA with their legal issues for over 100 years. Our team specializes in criminal law, family law, professional licensing, and more. Give us a call to speak with one of our attorneys 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.