Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Alatorre Law

     1 S Church Ave Suite 1249
    Tucson, Arizona 85701
    United States

    We take the time to prepare your case as if it were going to trial; this allows us to put you in the strongest legal position possible. Because of our extensive case preparation at the outset, we are ready to aggressively fight for your best outcome before a judge and jury if that is appropriate and in your best interests.

  • Sex Crime Attorney

     554 S. San Vicente Blvd Suite 160-H
    Los Angeles, California 90048
    United States

    Website: https://www.sexcrimesdefenseattorney.com/ Our Los Angeles sex crime attorneys are experienced in all sex crime matters. We pride ourselves on providing zealous yet affordable representation at all stages of a sex crime prosecution. No matter how cumbersome the process and serious the charges, we handle every case with a zeal, steadfastness, and creativity that strengthens our position with the prosecution and changes the posture and merits of the case in favor of our clients.

  • King Law

     69 South Main Street
    Marion, North Carolina 28752
    United States

    King Law is a Family Law, Estate Administration & Elder Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Litigation. law firm serving Marion, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County and all of Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina. Phones are available 24 hours a day, all year long. Our goal is to meet with you the same day or within 24 business hours.|| Website: https://kinglawoffices.com/office-locations/north-carolina/marion

  • Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA

     7310 Ritchie Hwy
    Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
    United States

    When a legal issue arises in your life, you need it addressed or resolved quickly and effectively. Experienced Glen Burnie & Columbia lawyer Todd Mohink founded his law firm on the principle of meeting each client’s individual needs with solutions that are specific to them. WEBSITE: https://www.marylandlawhelp.com/

  • Michele Ferroni Pasadena Criminal Attorney Law Firm

     301 E Colorado Blvd Suite 520
    Pasadena, California 91101
    United States

    Website: https://www.pasadenadefense.com/ At Michele Ferroni Pasadena Criminal Attorney Law Firm, we believe in telling our clients what they need to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear. Every case is unique, and the sooner our clients can come to terms with the reality of their situation, the sooner we can begin formulating a winning defense strategy. Our number one goal is to help people, and that is why we never use a one-size-fits-all approach.

  • South Carolina Attempted Murder Attorney

     2411 N. Oak Street, Suite 301-M B
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
    United States

    South Carolina Attempted Murder Attorney is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our team of lawyers has the experience and which may involve investigating the facts of the case, interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, and negotiating with prosecutors. They may also represent their client in court, arguing on their behalf and presenting evidence to support their case. Visit Us: https://scattemptedmurder.com/

  • South Carolina Kidnapping Charges Attorney

     110 Trader’s Cross, 1st Floor, Suite B
    Bluffton, South Carolina 29910
    United States

    At the South Carolina Kidnapping Charges Attorney., our Bluffton personal injury attorneys focused on meeting both the immediate needs and long-term goals of our clients and know what it takes to win. Our response team are always available to discuss your case and provide the highest quality legal services so you can focus on getting your life back. Visit Us: https://sckidnappingcharge.com

  • John Caudill Attorney at Law

     911 College St #203
    Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
    United States

    John Caudill Attorney at Law is a Bowling Green-based law firm that has been serving criminal law clients in Kentucky. John Caudill has years of experience in Criminal Defense, Kidnapping Defense, Gun Crimes, Drug Crimes & Trafficking, Federal Wiretap Act, Violent Crimes, Pain, Clinic Drug Trafficking, Tax Fraud, Sex Crimes, Marijuana Trafficking, White Collar Crimes, Sexual Assault, and other criminal cases. Visit: https://caudill.legal/

  • South Carolina Attempted Murder Attorney

     2411 N. Oak Street, Suite 301-M B
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
    United States

    South Carolina Attempted Murder Attorney is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our team of lawyers has the experience and which may involve investigating the facts of the case, interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, and negotiating with prosecutors. They may also represent their client in court, arguing on their behalf and presenting evidence to support their case. Call Us For Free Consultation at 854-400-4844.

  • Law Office of Donald P. Day

     3375 Tamiami Trail E
    Naples, Florida 34112
    United States

    The Law Offices of Donald P. Day is a criminal defense and personal injury firm practicing in Naples, Fort Myers, and all Florida. Prior to founding the Law Offices of Donald P. Day, Mr. Day was a partner in one of the largest criminal defense firms in Florida. The office is located within walking distance to the Collier County Courthouse. The firm is staffed by experienced assistants. WEBSITE: https://www.donalddaylaw.com/

  • Griffin Law Office, APC

     1350 Columbia St #9th
    San Diego, California 92101
    United States

    Griffin Law Office, APC located at San Diego, CA. Our attorney Mr. Griffin has represented over 900 clients as a lawyer and successfully defended nearly every type of criminal case, from first degree murder to driving under the influence. Our San Diego defense lawyers will provide you with a consultation that provides advice that can help minimize charges and either eliminate those allegations or reduce the judgments of each. Visit us : https://patrickgriffinlaw.com

  • Aron Law Firm – San Luis Obispo

     505 Higuera St
    San Luis Obispo, California 93401
    United States

    Aron Law Firm is a criminal defense law firm in San Luis Obispo. Our dedicated criminal defense lawyers represent people facing a wide array of felony and misdemeanor charges. Whether you’ve been charged with a DUI, domestic violence, drug crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, or more, our San Luis Obispo criminal defense attorneys want to help. Call us today to schedule a consultation. || Website: https://www.aronlawfirm.com/locations/san-luis-obispo

  • Paul Figueroa Law

     806 E Jackson St suite 1
    Tampa, Florida 33602
    United States

    At Paul Figueroa Law we understand that when somebody walks through the doors or calls on the telephone, they need help. During more than 14 years of practicing law, I have stood next to countless families and individuals who needed help for themselves or a loved one on their worst day. They were scared and they wanted someone to fight for and protect them. WEBSITE: https://paulfigueroalaw.com/

  • Anaya & Chadderdon, P.C.

     615 S Weber St
    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
    United States

    At Anaya & Chadderdon, P.C., we are experienced criminal defense trial attorneys who aggressively pursue our clients’ best interests. All of us are former prosecutors. Together we have more than 30 years of experience and an impressive record of success. We have won the respect of our colleagues and the gratitude of people just like you.

  • Mendoza Law Firm

     608 S Guadalupe St #103
    San Marcos, texas 78666
    United States

    David A. Mendoza, Attorney at Law, is a criminal defense and civil litigation lawyer in San Marcos Texas committed to protecting the rights and liberties of his clients in Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, and Comal counties. For more information, find us here: https://www.dozalaw.com/

  • Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C.

     191 Roswell Street Northeast
    Marietta, Georgia 30060
    United States

    At the law firm of Andrew L. Schwartz, P.C., in Marietta, we understand that good people can make bad choices, and that doesn’t make them bad people. We are a results-oriented law firm, and we’ll work to help you get the best outcome from bad circumstances. Contact our experienced Cobb County criminal defense lawyer today.

  • Law Offices Of Barry M. Wax

     701 Brickell Ave Suite 1550
    Miami, Florida 33131
    United States

    Law Offices of Barry M. Wax — works with clients throughout Florida and the United States to provide the resources needed to build a successful defense. Whether your case is in federal or state court, and involves money laundering, drug trafficking, health care fraud, wire fraud, white-collar crime, domestic violence or any criminal charge at all, you can count on me for skilled representation. WEBSITE: https://barrywax.com/

  • Joseph Williams Law Firm

     8 Siebald St
    Statesboro, Georgia 30458
    United States

    Are you in need of a qualified lawyer in South Georgia? Williams Law is here to help with unmatched knowledge of the law and a personal approach with your best interests at its center. We specialize in Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Debt Relief, and Disability Law. We represent clients, rather than cases. To provide our clients with the bespoke,quality, personal service they have grown to expect from us, we only take a limited amount of cases and only represent those we believe in.

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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.