Cantwell, Alaska Criminal Lawyers
Julie Willoughby is a second generation Alaskan who lives and works in Juneau and practices exclusively criminal law throughout Southeast Alaska. As such, she is frequently the first Lawyer that local Alaskans call when they, or a loved one, is accused of...
Anchorage, AK 99501
Seattle University School of Law
Ms. Soutiere is known for identifying critical legal issues with efficiency and expertise. She has advanced skills in...
During his career, Mr. Brown has successfully tried numerous civil and criminal cases to verdict. In 2011, he attended the prestigious Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College. This approximate 28-day intensive course is considered one of the most demanding training sessions...
The Law Office of Corrie J. Bosman offers mediation and legal solutions for criminal, probate, civil, property and other matters.
Ms. Bosman’s focus on quality, rather than quantity, allows her to offer a personalized and solution-oriented approach to legal problems while at the same time grounding the practice in expertise and strong advocacy when called for.
She is a strong believer in treating clients with dignity and respect. Her office proudly serves clients throughout the communities of Southeast Alaska.
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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