Fremont, California Criminal Lawyers

Christopher A. Lamiero
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Former prosecutor with decades of experience ready to aggressively defend you!

I spent nearly 25 years as a state court prosecutor. The majority of those years were served in Alameda County, and a few years were served in Santa Clara County. I specialized in high profile, complex... Read More »
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Elliot Silver
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Attorney Elliot Silver is a seasoned and experienced veteran criminal defense attorney. Since the age of five, Elliot always knew he wanted to be in court fighting for justice. Elliot is a graduate of the... Read More »
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James Thomas Reilly
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience

Summit Defense is the Bay Area's premiere Criminal Defense Firm. We have gathered an experienced team of attorneys with over 120 years of combined and diverse experience and background that works together... Read More »
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Matt A. Sullivan Esq.
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

The Law Office of Matt Sullivan is dedicated exclusively to criminal defense. The office defends individuals accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses throughout the Bay Area. The office has successfully... Read More »
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Steven Edward Springer
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Fremont, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Employment and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
Megan Therese Burns
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Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 797-2020 39510 Paseo Padre Pkwy, 190
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal and Personal Injury
Lewis & Clark Law School
Megan Burns fights for justice on behalf of her clients whether they are charged with a crime or seeking recovery after being injured through no fault of their own. While Ms. Burns has successfully negotiated hundreds of cases, she is also an aggressive and experienced trial attorney. With over ten years of litigation experience in private practice and as deputy public defender in San Francisco and Solano Counties, Ms. Burns possesses the skills necessary to secure the best outcome for her clients. In her criminal defense practice, Ms. Burns has worked on nearly every type of criminal case imaginable...
Leon J. Mezzetti Jr.
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Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(510) 791-1836 39300 Civic Center Drive
Suite 260
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara University School of Law
Adam Allen Arant
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Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(510) 764-1544 39111 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Suite 203
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal
U.C. Davis School of Law
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(877) 791-1836 39300 Civic Center Drive
Suite 260
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Lincoln Law School, Sacramento
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(877) 791-1836 39300 Civic Center Drive
Suite 260
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 794-3600 39300 Civic Center Dr
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(510) 623-4100 39791 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
Loyola Law School
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(510) 792-8668 39111 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
843 Auburn Ct
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal
U of San Francisco School of Law
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 673-7295 47000 Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539
Criminal and DUI
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(510) 792-9297 39159 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal and DUI
Armstrong Coll
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(510) 797-7656 39560 Stevenson Pl
Fremont, CA 94539
Criminal and DUI
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(510) 371-0975 39510 Paseo Padre Parkway
Suite 190
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(510) 742-9292 39275 State St
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(510) 651-6100 39465 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal, Business and DUI
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Fremont, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(510) 792-5110 39159 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Gustavo Magana, Jr.
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Santa Clara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(408) 430-0411 4701 Patrick Henry Dr. Bldg 16, Suite 15F
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law
Attorney Gustavo Magaña is a personal injury and criminal defense attorney who was born in San Jose California and has been a Bay Area native his entire life.

After working for prominent firms in the Bay Area, Mr. Magaña decided to open the Law Office of Gustavo Magaña to provide better service to his community. Mr. Magaña’s unique background and experience allows him to provide his clients with distinctive representation and personal service.

Mr. Magaña attended Santa Clara University for both his undergraduate and law school education. Mr. Magaña graduated from Santa Clara undergraduate school with a Bachelors degree in Political Science...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi.

Serving: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, New York City Metro Area, Boston & Cambridge Metro Areas, Washington DC, Seattle.

(1) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Abduction, Collaborative Divorce, Property Division

(2) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct, School Representation

(3)...
Christopher F. Morales
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(415) 552-1215 605 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
If you or your loved have been charged with a crime, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney right away. We defend clients against Federal and State charges, both felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to: Murder, Drug Crimes, Drunk Driving, Theft Crimes, Assault & Battery, Sex Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Three Strikes, Expungement of Records and White Collar Crimes. Why you need the Morales Law Firm at this critical time: * I am a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, which means I have the highest rating from judges and attorneys (only 1% of attorneys have this certification)...
Javier Demetrio Rios
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(408) 478-4444 1010 West Taylor Street
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Univ of Michigan Law Sch and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
100% Defense -Criminal Law Only -Award Winning Attorney -Over 25 years of experience in Santa Clara County Courts -Extensive trial experience, everything from high profile murder cases to misdemeanor DUIs -Work has been featured on the front page of San Jose Mercury News -Bilingual (Spanish) One Dedicated Lawyer: I work hard because I want the best possible results. Sometimes a case that looked impossible at first, gets better if I work hard enough.
Sergio H. Benavides
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 867-5181 24301 Southland Drive
Suite 212 B
Hayward, CA 94545
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
University of San Francisco School of Law
I am a top rated Criminal Defense Lawyer and Certified Criminal Law Specialist- by State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Out of hundreds of Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Francisco--there are only 10 Certified Specialists. I am one of the top performers. I have 10 years of experience, having helped thousands of clients with every type of criminal charge, from petty theft, to drug possession, to attempted murder and sexual assault. I've handled DUIs, Domestic violence. I have taken over 30 cases to trial, and achieved excellent results. I am fluent...
Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 625-1130 111 N. Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Cvietkovich is very well-connected in the Bay Area being a 6th generation resident of San Jose. He currently works in the same building where his great-uncle had a law practice from the 1960s to the 1980s. Mr. Cvietkovich has handled over 3000 cases in his career and he uses his vast experience to aggressively defend his clients. Mr. Cvietkovich is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the California Public Defender’s Association. To find out about our flexible and affordable payment options or to receive a free consultation, please contact us today at 408-625-1130.
Mr. Nafiz M. Ahmed
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(650) 299-0500 600 Allerton Street
Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Lucy Stearns McAllister
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(877) 280-9944 255 N Market St
San Jose, CA 95110
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University
The Law Offices of Lucy S. McAllister is a California-based criminal, family and administrative law (licensing law) practice providing legal services for clients in California. McAllister has successfully won over 250 Superior Court trials as a Defense Attorney.With over 25+ years experience as a civil and criminal attorney I specialize in the following areas of Law: Licensing Law • Pre-hearing resolution of licensing issues • Administrative Hearings • Administrative Appeals • License Application Legal Advice • Handling License Disclosures (Applications, Renewals, Reinstatements) Family Law • Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements • Negotiation/Mediation/Litigation • Divorce/Separation • Custody • Domestic Violence • Restraining Orders • Paternity • Visitation Rights Criminal Law: • DUI • Domestic...
James Thomas Reilly
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(866) 251-4506 1970 Broadway, Suite 1145
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Summit Defense is the Bay Area's premiere Criminal Defense Firm. We have gathered an experienced team of attorneys with over 120 years of combined and diverse experience and background that works together to get you the best results. Call to speak with an attorney now.
Thomas Frederick Mueller
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(408) 673-9140 95 South Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Illinois - Chicago
Richard Alan Wingerden
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(408) 564-5870 777 N 1st
Suite 333
San Jose, CA 95112
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
Richard Wingerden will handle every client's matter personally, professionally, and with a great degree of dedication. All of his clients receive the attention they need whether accused of criminal wrong doing, need peace of mind in drafting of a will and trust, or need business advice or drafting of a contract. With many years as a practicing litigation attorney, Mr. Wingerden has exceptional skill in client advocacy, negotiating, investigating, analyzing, critically reviewing, and resolving minor criminal offense to complex and serious felonies. Mr. Wingerden has an expert understanding of the criminal justice system and proven ability to understand all...
John Douglas Cahners
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Palo Alto, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(650) 493-3900 260 Sheridan Avenue
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
UC Hastings COL
John D. Cahners is a State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, who was a former senior prosecutor with the Santa Clara County District Attorneys Office. He has been defending those charged with crimes, since 1980.

He has been successful at handling all kinds of criminal defense with experience that includes every kind of crime, from DUI to Homicide. As a result of the new trend in prosecutions, he has become expert in handling Domestic Violence cases, and has devoted a substantial percentage of his practice to that area.

AV peer review rated by Martindale Hubble, he is also recognized by San...
Lynn Gorelick
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(510) 785-1444 24301 Southland Drive
Suite 620
Hayward, CA 94545
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Stockbroker Fraud
University of CA, Hastings College of Law
Lynn Gorelick has been an attorney for over 34 years. Attorney Lynn Gorelick is the Immediate Past President of the California DUI Lawyers Association. This is the only and most well respected legal organization for California Lawyers specializing in DUI defense. Ms. Gorelick has been a member of this organization since its inception and has served on the Board of Directors for over 15 years. She is committed to the protection your rights.

Ms. Gorelick is a Faculty and Sustaining member of the National College of DUI Defense. She has been a featured speaker at the...
Christopher A. Lamiero
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Dublin, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(510) 329-7676 11501 Dublin Blvd
Suite 200
Dublin, CA 94568
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of San Francisco School of Law
I spent nearly 25 years as a state court prosecutor. The majority of those years were served in Alameda County, and a few years were served in Santa Clara County. I specialized in high profile, complex felony prosecutions. I was the trial prosecutor in the case of People v. Madison, Merel, and Cazares. The case involved the prosecution of three men for the murder of Gwen Araujo, a transgender, teenaged girl from Newark, California. The famous case became the subject of a Lifetime Network movie called, "A Girl Like Me."

There is no aspect of the...
Jeff Jackson
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(866) 985-4850 303 Twin Dolphin Dr
#600
Redwood City, CA 94065
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara University
I specialize in criminal defense. I handle all serious felonies, including sex crimes, drug cases, weapon charges, domestic violence, child abuse, gang cases, violent felonies, burglary, robbery, theft, fraud, and DUI cases. In addition, I handle all varieties of misdemeanor cases, including DUIs. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. I subsequently graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2001. I started my legal career as a prosecutor working in the District Attorney’s office in San Mateo County where I worked from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, I joined the prestigious law firm of Ropers,...
Erik Steven Johnson
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(408) 246-3004 247 N. Third Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Erik Steven Johnson is a dedicated criminal defense attorney with a unique passion for defending the legal rights of his clients. His particular legal experience includes, but is not limited to: driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence, hit-and-run accidents, drug-related offenses, theft (both petty and grand), and sex crimes, among many more. He is committed to providing the best legal representation to his clients, and maintains a high percentage of client satisfaction, thanks, in part, to being detail oriented.

Mr. Johnson is an honors-scholarship graduate from Saint Mary's College, where he received a bachelor's degree in political theory. He has...
Alexander Cross
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 862-7677 1300 Clay St., Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of San Francisco School of Law
Mr. Cross is an expert in the field of criminal law. Mr. Cross will fight more aggressively than anyone to bring you the best outcome possible. His name brings chills to prosecutors, as evidenced by never losing a trial out of over 1,500 cases. He passionately cares about defending his clients and does everything within his power to help them. Having attended the University of California, Berkeley for Undergraduate studies, he received a B.A. in Legal Studies. He subsequently attended the prestigious San Francisco Law School to receive his J.D. He is a member of many associations, including...
William Austin Chestnut Jr
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(408) 298-6990 4020 Moorpark Ave., Ste. 214
San Jose, CA 95117
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Having practiced criminal defense for 40 years, I have considerable trial skills and knowledge of how the system works. Before becoming an attorney, I worked seven years as a probation officer. I am very knowledgeable about people, am personable and empathetic. I have spoken Spanish for over 50 years, and many of my clients are Latino.
Patrick Coughlin
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(408) 444-5298 1885 The Alameda
Suite 110
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law
I am a dedicated criminal defense attorney who has handled every type of violation imaginable, from parking tickets to serious felonies. I strive to work toward the best resolution for my clients while keeping them informed and doing my best to meet or exceed their expectations. I am originally from Southern California, but have practiced throughout the Bay Area and its surrounding courts for over 5 years. I have experience as a public defender so I am confident managing stressful situations and working with many different types of clients.
Wesley J. Schroeder
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(408) 277-0377 181 Devine Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of California - Davis
While I was always interested in a legal career as I grew up and went through my years of education, it was not until I became quite involved in the civil rights movement during the 1960’s that I really began to understand how absolutely vital it was to protect the individual rights of citizens. This is especially true for persons charged with a criminal offense. People ask how I can represent “guilty” people, or those persons accused of serious crimes. The fact is I am proud and honored to do so because I deeply believe in the principles of...
Michael J. Silveira
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(415) 795-3890 184 13th St
#2
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Golden Gate University School of Law
Albie Jachimowicz
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 576-4210 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Albie Jachimowicz, a former police officer in San Mateo County, was admitted to the State Bar in 1982 and has been both a winning criminal and civil trial lawyer for several years since that time. He has tried a wide variety of cases in State and Federal court, including murder cases. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University at Sacramento and received his law degree from Santa Clara Law School. In his free time, Mr. Jachimowicz races in both road and off-road bicycle races and is one of the most experienced attorneys in California for dealing with...
Caitlin Jachimowicz
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 576-4210 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
Criminal
Santa Clara University
Caitlin Robinett Jachimowicz is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, California, where she received a certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice Law. She also served as the Student Bar Association President and participated in various organizations and community service groups throughout law school. Mrs. Jachimowicz was awarded the Student Leader of the Year award in 2010 and was awarded scholarships from the NAACP and Santa Clara Law Alumni Association for her pro bono and volunteer work with underprivileged communities. Mrs. Jachimowicz was featured in the Santa Clara Law and Undergraduate magazines for her...
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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.