Fort Benton, Montana Criminal Lawyers
Jill has spent over ten years representing people as a State and Federal Defender, where she has litigated everything from misdemeanor traffic offenses to a five-week triple homicide case.
Jill has earned the respect of her peers both in State courts and Federal courts and has won awards for her professionalism. Her work-ethic, matter-of-fact disposition, and trial advocacy skills are applied to every single case regardless of whether the case is a misdemeanor or a serious felony...
Her clients can be found all over Montana and in other states. Technological advances make it possible to represent clients without the need for travel, depending on the reason...
University of Montana School of Law
Since then she has also worked with those needing help with family legal services and personal injury as well as criminal defense.
Adrienne is a Montana native and grew up in Butte and Great Falls. Before attending law school, Adrienne worked in the legal field for over twelve years. Her experience includes working as a paralegal for a family and criminal defense attorney for nine years. She also worked in various prosecutor’s offices and as a jail technician at the sheriff’s office.
Public interests is a passion for Adrienne. Before her admission to the Montana bar, Adrienne was actively involved in Montana...
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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