Find Criminal Defense Lawyer

Find Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense Law

The criminal defense system exists to protect citizens from the ravages of criminal behavior that damages the trust and safety of law-abiding citizens. At least, that’s how most citizens feel about it until they find themselves on the receiving end of the justice of the State and Federal governments. What many people discover after an arrest is that rather than being brought before a judge with a court-appointed defender, they are instead bombarded with plea bargains and zealous prosecutors who levy intimidating charges with apocalyptic-sounding sentences. That’s why many people find themselves in need of a zealous advocate of their own. A criminal defense attorney who treats their rights and freedom as gospel.

Featured Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Montgomery Law Firm, LLC

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Powers Chapman

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Camp Law Firm

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The Law Office Of Aaron Fonseca

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Law Office Of Valerie Ross

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Elton Jenkins Law, P.L.L.C.

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Your Lawyer Vs. The Court’s Lawyer

The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution promises representation to a criminal defendant. This promise is echoed in the Miranda Warning given by police officers when performing an arrest: “if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided to you.” For many people that sounds comforting. However, while many public defenders do valiant work in the name of justice, the system itself is severely overtaxed.

In 2019, the New York Times found that many public defenders had hundreds of clients at a time with one being reported to have 413 cases assigned to them alone. This has not improved in recent years. Even with COVID-19 ravaging the nation, the LA Times found that an attorney was still assigned to represent over 300 clients.

While these attorneys may be able to represent you in isolation, sharing a public defender with 40 or 50 other clients means that you are definitely not getting the representation you deserve. A private attorney is able to prioritize your case because it’s the only one they are working on. By sheer math alone, they are able to provide you with better quality legal representation. When your freedom is at stake, whether you are receiving the best possible representation is an important question to ask.

Helping You Seek Justice

When it comes to criminal defense there is far more at play than just the laws and the facts. An experienced attorney has the knowledge to pick a favorable jury, a favorable court, and sometimes even a favorable judge. They know how to present your case in the best possible light, and they know when a plea bargain is a good deal versus when it’s an attempt to push you into a quick fine or imprisonment.

More than that, an experienced defense attorney can negotiate bail, assess plea bargains, provide trial representation, file appeals, manage expungements, sentence reductions, and post-conviction remedies. But in order to access all of these potentially life-saving benefits, you will need the right lawyer. And no one knows lawyers better than Attorney at Law.

At AAL, we ensure that we only partner with the best attorneys and law firms across the country. Our partners care about you as more than a client and they see your freedom as more than a bargaining chip. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation and let us help you find an attorney who will fight for your freedom.

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Criminal Defense Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does a criminal defense lawyer do?

The purpose of a criminal defense attorney is to advocate for you as required by the sixth amendment of the U.S. Constitution. A criminal defense attorney will represent your interest against the state prosecutor by bringing evidence, calling witnesses, and making arguments that demonstrate your innocence of a crime. 

Criminal defense attorneys will seek evidence through the discovery process, file motions to suppress prejudicial evidence, and call witnesses to dispute and rebut the prosecution’s arguments. Additionally, a criminal defense attorney can appeal a verdict that you believe was incorrectly delivered.

2. Who pays a criminal defense lawyer?

If you hire a criminal defense attorney, you will be responsible for paying them for their services. While you have a constitutional right to an attorney, only a public defender will be provided to you free of charge. Some lawyers may have payment plans or a pro bono program, but in general, you should expect to pay for a private defense attorney.

3. Why do I need a criminal defense attorney?

Criminal defense attorneys can be costly. However, in most cases they are also worth the cost. Unfortunately, the public defenders that toil endlessly to represent the people of this nation do not have all the time in the world. Choosing a public defender may mean only having a few hours or even minutes to discuss the details of your case before trial. Since they are so overworked, public defenders may provide the best defense they can give, but it will not necessarily be the best possible defense.

 By contrast, a private criminal defense attorney has one priority: your case. A criminal defense attorney will make time for your questions, work on your case and only your case, and will spend their time building the best possible defense for your case. When your reputation and freedom are on the line, you need a criminal defense attorney with the time and experience to get it right.

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