Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Correll Law Firm, PC

     1833 Plaza Dr
    Winchester, Virginia 22601
    United States

    Correll Law Firm (540-535-2005) is a Winchester, Va-based personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal defense law firm serving Northern Virginia. Our reach includes the Shenandoah Valley and areas in and around Washington, DC. Dedicated to our client’s pursuit of justice, we handle a wide variety of cases from motor vehicle collisions and trucking accidents to mistakes made during medical procedures.

  • Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney

     800 S Gay St # 2000
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37929
    United States

    Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney is a renowned firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Their legal team provides dedicated representation for a wide range of criminal charges. From assault and domestic violence to drug crimes, DUI, federal offenses, harassment, and juvenile charges, they have a proven track record of success.

  • Ryan Garvey Attorneys

     2111 E Highland Ave Suite 305
    Phoenix, Arizona 85016
    United States

    At Ryan Garvey Attorneys, our attorneys have over half a century’s worth of legal experience and are dedicated to protecting your rights and defending you against the criminal charges that you face. WEBSITE: https://www.ryangarveyattorneys.com/

  • Katz and Phillips, P.A

     509 W Colonial Dr
    Orlando, Florida 32804
    United States

    Katz & Phillips, P.A. is here to help when criminal charges are brought against you. If you have been accused of a crime. If the police want to talk with you, or if you’ve been indicted or arrested, now is the time to give Katz & Phillips, P.A. a call. Our Orlando criminal defense team will provide you with the benefit of our decades of collective experience as we represent you. Call us today to get help from the Orlando criminal defense team at Katz and Phillips, P.A.

  • The Law Office of John C Schleiffarth, P.C.

     115101 N Sappington Rd
    Oakland, Missouri 63122
    United States

    JCS Law is a St. Louis Criminal Defense Law Firm focusing on DWI, Sex Crimes, Drug Crimes, and Federal Criminal Defense. If you have been charged with a DWI, a sex crime, an internet crime, drug possession, or a federal crime, you need bold and aggressive representation to protect your rights. Our skilled attorneys will leave no stone unturned in the course of your defense. Call us today for a free consultation.

  • Kent Collins Law Firm

     607 S Lake Dr
    Lexington, South Carolina 29072
    United States

    I am a former prosecutor who has been in private practice for some 16 years. While I do personal injury, wreck and wrongful death type cases the majority of my practice is devoted to criminal defense. I defend people because they know everyone makes mistakes including the law enforcement. Me and my staff are here to make sure justice is served and your rights are protected.

  • Ralls & Wille, PC

     314 S 6th Ave
    Tucson, Arizona 85701
    United States

    Ralls & Wille Law Firm applies deep experience, along with aggressive, innovative litigation, to fight tech-savvy criminal investigation. Backed by a committed team – including a legal assistant, paralegal, and talented investigators, the firm handles complex criminal cases. WEBSITE: https://rallswillelaw.com/

  • Touma Law Group

     6923 N Trenholm Rd suite 126
    Columbia, South Carolina 29206
    United States

    Our focus is to ensure that our clients’ needs are met. We prioritize providing the best criminal defense service possible. Previously working as public defenders, we gained valuable experience in criminal defense. We are always fighting for our client’s best interests.

  • Law Offices of Mike Pignone

     9214 Center St, 3rd Floor
    Manassas, Virginia 20110
    United States

    Northern Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney – EXPERIENCE OUR EXPERTISE. Getting past the feelings of going through a criminal charge and back to your life takes a lot of legal planning, paperwork and red tape. This is where our experience pays off for our clients. Finding ways to get our clients out of criminal charges or bringing people through the criminal processing fast and easy has always been our primary goal. In law, experience yields positive outcomes.

  • 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/

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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.