Slidell, Louisiana Criminal Lawyers

Stephen Robert Rue
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Dylan C. Utley
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James L Bates Jr
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Slidell, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(985) 643-0316 2128 Front Street
Slidell, LA 70458
Criminal and DWI
Louisiana State University - University of New Orleans
James Bates is a criminal defense attorney for DWI and DWI-related charges throughout the state of Louisiana. James Bates works almost exclusively with clients who have been arrested for DWI, Underage DWI, vehicular homicide, first degree negligent injury, drug-related DWI. James Bates also handles administrative license suspension hearings. James Bates serves clients throughout the entire state of Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Kenner, Monroe, Shreveport, Marrero, and Laplace. Call 985-503-2344 today for a free review of your DWI case.
Nancy Bousfield
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Slidell, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(985) 640-3479 2116 Gause Blvd. West
Slidell, LA 70460
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Tulane University School of Law
Defending your constitutional rights and your property for over 20 years. Experienced in criminal law-both felonies and misdemeanors, DWI law, and traffic offenses. Experienced in protecting your assets in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy law. Attorney operates as a debt relief agency and counsels debtors regarding bankruptcy.
Barbara Watzke
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Slidell, LA Criminal Law Lawyer
(985) 639-1791 1925-A Corporate Square Dr
www.barbarawatzke.com
Slidell, LA 70458
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Divorce
Brian Leonard Glorioso
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Slidell, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(985) 643-7007 245 Pontchartrain Drive
Slidell, LA 70458
Criminal, Business, Energy and Insurance Defense
Brian L. Glorioso is a partner in the firm's Slidell office. He is a graduate of Loyola Law School, New Orleans, and the University of New Orleans. Additionally, Mr. Glorioso is a fellow of the Loyola Institute of Politics. Mr. Glorioso's practice focuses on civil litigation, commercial litigation, real property, and successions. He is licensed to practice in all Louisiana District Courts, Courts of Appeal, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme...
Richard Alvin Tonry II
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Slidell, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(985) 643-7007 245 Pontchartrain Drive
Slidell, LA 70458
Criminal, DWI, Employment and Personal Injury
Richard A. Tonry, II is a partner in the firm's Slidell office. Mr. Tonry's practice focuses primarily on civil and criminal trial practice, real property, successions, and personal injury. Mr. Tonry has extensive litigation experience and has argued before various state and appellate courts, federal district and appellate courts, and the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is licensed to practice in all Louisiana District Courts, Courts of Appeal, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United...
Slidell, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(985) 781-8883 1926 Corporate Square Dr
Slidell, LA 70458
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Slidell, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(985) 649-7770 486 Brownswitch Rd
Slidell, LA 70458
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Employment
Slidell, LA Criminal Law Lawyer
(985) 641-4688 2771 3rd St
Slidell, LA 70458
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Slidell, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(985) 643-6443 2217 2nd St
Slidell, LA 70458
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Slidell, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(985) 641-2270 1175 Old Spanish Trail
Slidell, LA 70458
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Slidell, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(985) 643-8223 735 Old Spanish Trail
Slidell, LA 70458
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Phillip Lynch Jr
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Mandeville, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(985) 626-9382 1280 Clausel St
Mandeville, LA 70448
Criminal, Estate Planning, Family and Landlord Tenant
Southern University Law Center
Phillip Lynch, Jr. BIO 2019
Phillip M. Lynch, Jr., has practiced law for over thirty years in the New Orleans area and
focuses on successions, real estate matters, and family law issues. In 1996, he was
elected as Justice of the Peace and served two 6-year terms in Ward Four of St.
Tammany Parish. He was also Captain of Professional Standards and a Staff Attorney
for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. A former president of the Greater Covington
Bar Association, he served the LSBA’s House of Delegates, and its MCLE Committee.
A former reserve deputy in Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, and St. Tammany Parishes,
he is a...
Mandeville, LA Criminal Law Lawyer
(985) 624-7777 635 Lafitte St
Mandeville, LA 70448
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
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Covington, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(985) 892-1955 324 N. Theard St.
[Also by appointment in New Orleans and Slidell]
Covington, LA 70433
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Loyola University New Orleans
Ellen put herself through both undergraduate and law school. She a married, mother of two. Both her husband and daughter are also attorneys as are a nephew, father-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law and one brother-in-law who was elected judge. She was drawn to the areas of family law, criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury and has never changed course. She has practiced in Ascension, East Baton Rouge Jefferson, Livingston, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes for her entire 25 years of legal experience including, Amite, Baton Rouge, Chalmette, Covington, Denham Springs, Franklinton, Gonzales, Gretna, Hammond,...
Seth Jeremy Bloom
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(504) 599-9997 839 St. Charles Ave
Suite 310
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University New Orleans
Seth Bloom is a DWI lawyer in New Orleans who also works on cases dealing with personal injury and criminal defense. Mr. Bloom is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and has lived in New Orleans for almost seven years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and family roots brought him to New Orleans and Loyola University Law School where he served on the Honor Board and received his J.D. Mr. Bloom is very experienced as a drug attorney and has even written many blog posts and provides many resources to others seeking assistance for...
Harold E Weiser
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(504) 358-2273 3801 Canal St, STE 205
New Orleans, LA 70119
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Mr. Weiser is a Partner at the Weiser Law Firm, LLLC and practices Civil Ligation, Family Law and Criminal Law. Mr. Weiser is a member of the Louisiana State Bar, he is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, Jefferson Parish Bar Association, and National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers He practices law in the Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Louisiana & the Western District.

Mr. Weiser is a graduate of Loyola University School of Law in Civil Law with a Certificate International Law. His Bachelor's degree is from Loyola University in New Orleans with honors. Mr....
Alex Kriksciun
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(504) 226-6200 400 Poydras Street
Suite 900
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Tulane University School of Law
I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2003, I worked as a business anaylst at a developer of information management and analysis systems for two years. I then moved to New Orleans a week before Katrina to attend law school. After being forced to return home for several months, I returned to New Orleans to complete my legal studies. I graduated from Tulane University School of Law in 2008 with honors. I began my career with a 2-year clerkship for the Hon. Fredericka...
Craig Mordock
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(504) 304-2335 8220 Maple Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Tulane University School of Law
Craig Mordock is a veteran criminal defense attorney in New Orleans. He has handled high profile cases, including representing former AL Cy Young Award Winner Denny McClain on theft charges. He regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education classes on trial practice, DWI law, and expungements. He has appeared as a guest on Headline News and the Today Show and is frequently quoted as an expert in the local media on criminal law matters. In 2015, he was named one of top 100 criminal defense lawyers in Louisiana by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is also listed as a Top...
Martin Regan
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(800) 798-5019 2125 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DWI and Personal Injury
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Attorney Martin Regan believes in the law and the right to the best defense. Any case, for all clients anywhere in the world: Homicide or Drug, Medical Malpractice, Federal Habeas Corpus and more. As the senior managing partner of Regan Law PLC who brings more than 40 years of success and experience to each case, Attorney Martin Regan is not only esteemed by judges and colleagues in any court of law, he is respected and revered, known as the attorney to watch and flanked by the strongest team of six professional attorneys prepared to support you....
Kara Larson
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Gretna, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(504) 368-8440 505 Weyer Street
Gretna, LA 70053
Criminal
Loyola University New Orleans
Kara Anne Larson is an associate attorney at the Law Office of Robert Toale. Kara is a graduate of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and in the top 5% of her class. While in law school, she was on the editorial board of the Loyola Law Review and competed in Moot Court. Kara also has previous federal clerkship experience for the Honorable Patricia Minaldi of the Western District of Louisiana.

In her spare time, Kara enjoys playing with her dog, reading comic books, and traveling. Kara also cohosts "Overruled Radio: Sustaining...
Stephen David Hebert
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(504) 528-9500 700 Camp St. STE 216
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans criminal defense lawyer Stephen D. Hebert represents clients who have been charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes in district courts across Louisiana. Yet, Stephen D. Hebert is not solely a criminal defense attorney. Stephen D. Hebert is also a highly skilled personal injury lawyer.
Dylan C. Utley
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(877) 662-8897 1055 St Charles Ave
#208
New Orleans, LA 70130
New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Thomas Shlosman
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(504) 826-9427 4907 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Maritime and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Tom's practice focuses on personal injury and criminal defense litigation in all Federal and State Courts. He has successfully taken on big corporations and local, state and federal governments in personal injury and criminal defense cases. Tom has helped injured clients and their families who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries and tragic wrongful deaths. He has handled a variety of personal injury cases across the state of Louisiana, including maritime and offshore accidents. He also represents individuals accused of violent and non-violent criminal conduct, as well as grand jury investigations and regulatory matters. Tom has...
Mr Jerome Weldon Matthews Jr
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(504) 247-6411 643 Magazine St
Ste 102
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of California - Berkeley
Mr. Matthews is a native of the New Orleans area. He grew up on the Westbank, and graduated from West Jefferson Senior High School in 2001. After high school, Mr. Matthews joined the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter technician where he served honorably as a Corporal from 2001-2006. His service included a tour in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Mr. Matthews received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy from Tulane University in 2008. He then received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2011. During law school, he...
Cullen A Tonry
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Chalmette, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(504) 208-3013 2300 Pakenham Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
Dad, husband, and lawyer are all labels given to me by default. I AM a defender of the poor, the less informed, and to those in which nothing extraordinary is expected. I fight injustice in the civil and criminal matters and am on the front line of defending our constitutional freedoms that are so frequently trampled on by those more fortunate. The jury is the least corruptible instrument alive in today’s justice system and public opinion is being carefully crafted to reflect the interest of Goliath while David’s freedoms are being washed away in the name of...
Ariel DiGiulio
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(877) 662-8897 1055 St Charles Ave
#208
New Orleans, LA 70130
Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Loyola University New Orleans
Collin Melancon
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Attorney
(504) 500-1108 318 Harrison Avenue
Suite 107
New Orleans, LA 70124
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
After practicing for several years at one of the most respected and top rated defense firms in Louisiana, Collin and three other experienced lawyers formed Mansfield Melancon with the goal of providing his clients the personal attention that they deserve and expect from their attorney.

Collin has experience advocating for clients in both Louisiana federal and state courts. He has handled cases ranging from complex business disputes to individual disagreements. Collin is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States...
Carl Alexander Barkemeyer
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Covington, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(985) 888-0009 814 W. 21st Avenue
Covington, LA 70433
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Loyola University New Orleans
Carl Barkemeyer is an experienced criminal defense attorney representing clients with criminal and DWI charges. He handles cases for clients arrested or who received a summons in Baton Rouge, Livingston, Amite, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Covington, Mandeville, Slidell and many other areas along I-12 in southeast Louisiana.
Ernest Eugene Barrow III
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Covington, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(985) 871-7374 113 E 23rd Ave
Covington, LA 70433
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Southern University Law Center
I was born in December of 1967 and raised on the West Bank of New Orleans. After graduating from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans I attended both the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master's degree . I then attended Southern University Law School and obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1998.

I began my practice with my father, Ernest E. Barrow, II, in Gretna, Louisiana in 1998. I moved to Covington, Louisiana and opened at my current location in 2001 after...
John Shamaa Williams
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(504) 486-0300 New Orleans, 70119
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
William H. Bowen School of Law
John S Williams, Esq. is committed to aggressive courtroom representation of his clients.
Robert Joseph Killeen Jr
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New Orleans , LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(504) 525-8111 400 Poydras Street
Suite 1560
New Orleans , LA 70130
Criminal, Business, Environmental and Insurance Defense
Robert Killeen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1962. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1984, and a Juris Doctor in 1987. Mr. Killeen was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1987, and the Texas Bar in 1990. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas, and United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts...
Mr. John James Radziewicz
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 1515
New Orleans, LA 70163
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Loyola University New Orleans and Florida State University College of Law
Mr Vincent A Miceli Jr
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Hammond, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(985) 415-7609 118 B North Cypress Street
Hammond, LA 70401
Free ConsultationCriminal
Southern University Law Center
Experienced practitioner handling exclusively criminal defense case in both the Federal and State courts. I have successfully handled criminal matters, including murder, drugs, bank robbery, theft, burglary, firearms violations, and various other offenses. I have substantial experience in appellate practice, appearing before the First, Fourth, Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal as well as the Louisiana State Supreme Court.
Robert Toale
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Gretna, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(504) 368-8440 505 Weyer Street
Gretna, LA 70053
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Loyola University New Orleans
Robert Toale is the founder of the Law Office of Robert S. Toale, a practice focusing exclusively on criminal defense. He works on state, federal, and juvenile criminal cases throughout Southeast Louisiana. He has tried over 100 jury trials and represented over 5,000 clients.

He is a Life Member of NACDL, which he joined in 1986. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Public Defense Committee. Mr. Toale is a member of NACDL’s Budget and Death Penalty Committees. In addition to his contributions to NACDL, Mr. Toale is a Lifetime Member of NACDL's affiliate, the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense...
Patrick Murray
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BOGALUSA, LA Criminal Law Lawyer
(985) 205-8877 523 Georgia Avenue
BOGALUSA, LA 70427
Free ConsultationCriminal, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Bogalusa, LA – Patrick G. Murray, managing partner of Murray Law Office.

Born in Bogalusa, LA to Lewis and Debbie Murray. Graduated Valedictorian from Bowling Green High School in 2007 and went on to study International Business at The University of Southern Mississippi. After obtaining his Degree in International Business, he continued his education at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Working with the District Attorney's Office during the day while studying law at night, Patrick developed a passion for serving the community and a strong desire to start a practice in Bogalusa. Completing...
Stephen Robert Rue
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Covington, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(985) 871-0008 416 N. Vermont Street
Covington, LA 70433
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
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James Scott Ruel
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Madisonville, LA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(985) 845-7031 Madisonville, LA 70447
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Scott Ruel is an attorney located in Madisonville, Louisiana. He is admitted to the Louisiana state bar and graduated from Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. He is the owner of The Ruel Law Firm in Madisonville, LA. Mr. Ruel specializes in personal injury law, successions, criminal law, DUI, possession and traffic tickets. If you need legal assistance, call our office at 985-845-7031.
David L McBride
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Gretna, LA Criminal Law Lawyer
(504) 233-8112 711 2nd Street
Gretna, LA 70053
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
James Spokes
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Metairie, LA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(504) 517-2798 3900 N Causeway Blvd Ste. 1203
Metairie, LA 70002
Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
James A. Spokes is Partner at The Scott Law Firm, LLC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His primary practice is in the area of criminal defense in both state and federal courts throughout the State of Louisiana, with a specialization in representing non-citizen defendants facing potential immigration consequences.

Additionally, he serves on the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel in the Middle District of Louisiana and he also practices in the areas of personal injury and immigration.
Elizabeth B Carpenter
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New Orleans, LA Criminal Law Lawyer
(504) 599-5595 201 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70170
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Our firm represents individuals who are facing state or federal criminal prosecutions in Louisiana. A large part of our criminal practice is dedicated to the defense of sex crimes and DWIs. We have obtained an overwhelming number of dismissals and acquittals in difficult cases involving well respected individuals. The outstanding results we achieve are largely due to the fact that we limit the number of cases we take which allows us to conduct thorough investigations, employ an aggressive pretrial motion practice and use innovative trial preparation tools. Our firm also serves as local counsel for out-of-area and out-of-state attorneys....
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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.