Decatur, Ohio Criminal Lawyers

Scott Aaron Rubenstein Esq
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Ohio Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

Scott A. Rubenstein has practiced criminal law for 15 years in Southwest Ohio. A former Assistant Prosecutor with Hamilton County, and in private practice since 2003, Mr. Rubenstein has litigated hundreds... Read More »
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Mark Jon Wieczorek
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Ohio Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience

I am a former Hamilton County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. I have experienced the legal system from the inside out. I have handled just about every type of case imaginable: felonious assault, gross... Read More »
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Charles H. Rittgers Esq
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Ohio Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience

Charles H. Rittgers, was named Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, groups... Read More »
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West Union, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(937) 544-6465 216 N Market St
West Union, OH 45693
Criminal, Administrative and Juvenile
West Union, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(937) 544-2152 225 N Cross St
West Union, OH 45693
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
West Union, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(937) 544-8655 503 E Main St
West Union, OH 45693
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
West Union, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(937) 544-4000 407 W South St
West Union, OH 45693
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
West Union, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(937) 544-3900 231 N Cross St
West Union, OH 45693
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
West Union, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(937) 544-2581 307 N Market St
West Union, OH 45693
Criminal, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
West Union, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
110 W Main St
West Union, OH 45693
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
West Union, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(937) 544-8655 503 E Main St
West Union, OH 45693
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
West Union, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(937) 544-2500 106 S Cross St
West Union, OH 45693
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
West Union, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(937) 544-2581 307 N Market St
West Union, OH 45693
Criminal, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Business
West Union, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(937) 544-5251 228 N Market St
West Union, OH 45693
Criminal, Agricultural, Business and Divorce
Georgetown, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(937) 378-4151 200 E Cherry St
Georgetown, OH 45121
Criminal and Administrative
Georgetown, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(937) 378-4151 200 E Cherry St
Georgetown, OH 45121
Criminal
Georgetown, OH Criminal Law Lawyer
(937) 378-4121 932 Mt Orab Pike
Georgetown, OH 45121
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Divorce
Georgetown, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(937) 735-2000 200 E Cherry St
Georgetown, OH 45121
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Georgetown, OH Criminal Law Attorney
(937) 378-4101 101 S Main St
Georgetown, OH 45121
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Nicholas Klingensmith
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(513) 258-2377 810 Sycamore
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Nicholas Klingensmith is former prosecutor who now defends those charged with a DUI - OVI. Nick's experience as a prosecutor gives him an advantage over other attorneys when it comes to trial, plea negotiations and navigating the criminal justice system. He has won at trial, motion to suppress and successfully had DUI - OVI's reduced to a "wet" reckless, physical control and some cases flat out dismissed.

Contact DUI Lawyer Nicholas Klingensmith today.
Charles H. Rittgers Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(513) 932-7375 312 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Charles H. Rittgers, was named Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, groups limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Mr. Rittgers was selected again to the Ohio Super Lawyers list. He was also named in the Cincinnati Top 50 and the Ohio Top 100 lists.

Mr. Rittgers has handled numerous high publicity cases over his 30 years of practicing law and has been a guest speaker to local law enforcement groups. He has been...
(513) 932-2115 12 E Warren Street
Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 932-9949 9100 West Chester Towne Centre Drive
Suite 205
West Chester, OH 45069
Steven Russell Adams Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(513) 929-9333 8 West Ninth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Criminal and DUI
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Steven Adams, founder of The Law Office of Steven R. Adams, LLC, is the kind of Cincinnati DUI lawyer you want on your side when facing DUI/OVI charges. Before becoming a criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Adams served as an Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor for eight years. Drawing from his experience as a former prosecutor, he knows how to strategically prepare cases because he developed an excellent understanding of criminal trials and how to effectively present criminal cases to a jury. He has argued in front of the Supreme Court twice and won a case 7-0! As a certified instructor in...
(513) 755-6676 9624 Cincinnati Columbus Rd.
Suite 204
West Chester, OH 45241
(513) 737-6676 104 S. Beech St.
Oxford, OH 45056
Douglas E. Riddell
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Mason, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(513) 655-7240 7577 Central Parke Blvd
Suite 125
Mason, OH 45040
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Douglas Riddell's practice is devoted to defending clients facing DUI / OVI, traffic and criminal misdemeanor charges. With of years of experience practicing criminal defense in Central Ohio, he personally reviews, analyzes and implements a unique proactive defense strategy in each and every case that comes into to his office.
(614) 361-2804 1335 Dublin Road
Suite 220a
Columbus, OH 43215
Jeremiah Justin Denslow
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(513) 273-0577 3805 Edwards Rd.
Suite 3500
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Cincinnati College of Law
There are over 1 million laws in the United States. My entire legal practice is devoted to just one--the Ohio law that prohibits drinking and driving. Because of my concentrated focus on DUI defense, I know the DUI laws better than most lawyers in the state. I am a passionate DUI defense lawyer and I get results.

Traditionally, lawyers have had multiple practice areas such as criminal defense, personal injury, probate, divorce, and child custody. They may have handled a few DUI cases each year. However, today, more and more lawyers are choosing to limit their work to...
(513) 268-0557 312 Walnut St.
Suite 16000
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 268-4000 179 South Main St.
Waynesville, OH 45068
(513) 278-2422 4555 Lake Forest Dr.
Suite 6500
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 273-4480 9078 Union Centre Blvd.
Suite 3500
West Chester , OH 45069
(614) 245-0805 Columbus, OH 43002
Brian Joslyn
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(888) 872-7444 6808 Miami Ave. #300
Cincinnati, OH 45243
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I firmly believe in the United States Constitution, particularly the rights afforded to every individual under the Due Process Clause of the 5th and 14th Amendments. It is not only my job, but also my life passion to uphold and protect those Constitutional rights. With these ideals in mind, I attended the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where I gained the knowledge to support my passion for law. I refined my knowledge while working with several prominent law firms. However, it was my experiences working at a Public Defender's Office that grounded me and helped deepen my understanding of the...
(888) 872-7444 501 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
(888) 872-7444 10 W. 2nd St.
22nd floor, Suite 2
Dayton, OH 43206
Charles M. Rittgers
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(513) 932-7375 312 Walnut St. #1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Charles M. Rittgers is a trial lawyer with a record of success in criminal defense, DUI, and injury cases. Charlie's record includes not guilty jury verdicts in numerous cases in which no plea bargain was offered by the prosecutor, including murder, DUI, and domestic violence. In injury cases, Charlie is willing to take cases to trial that most lawyers would settle. For example, despite having a $1,000,000 offer from an insurance company to settle a motorcycle crash case, Charlie and his client refused the offer, took the case to a summary jury trial, and received a verdict of $9,000,000. ...
(513) 932-2115 12 East Warren Street
Lebanon, OH 45036
H. Leon Hewitt
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(513) 731-4247 8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 700
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Dayton School of Law
H. Leon Hewitt has always had a passion to be of service to others. Over his 13 years of legal practice he recognizes that every case is different with its own set of problems but also its own set of solutions. Attorney Hewitt believes that listening is a skill that is key to helping clients achieve their goals. He will always be a fierce advocate in representing your case and believes in positive client outcome. Prior to entering the field of law, he worked for over twenty years as a licensed pharmacist. He has volunteered his time as a Big...
John L O'Shea
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(513) 300-4012 250 East 5th Street
Suite 2350
Cincinnati, OH 45202-5136
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Call John 24/7 on 513-300-4012 if you need help immediately. John focuses on DUI/OVI (“drunk driving”), criminal and white collar defense. He is always available to protect his clients. John has 27 years experience getting excellent results. John also practices in all other areas of litigation, including civil litigation, business law, serious personal injury and wrongful death claims. John was named to the Super Lawyers Top 100 lawyers in Ohio for 2013 and 2017 and the Top 50 lawyers in Cincinnati for 2012,'13,'14,'15,'16 &'17. He is The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Cincinnati Criminal Defense “Lawyer of...
Joseph Suhre
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(513) 333-0014 600 Vine Street
Suite 1004
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Cincinnati College of Law
CINCINNATI, NORTHERN KENTUCKY, COLUMBUS, & DAYTON DUI DEFENSE My name is Joe Suhre and I am committed to DUI defense. In fact, that's all I do. I am a graduate of Xavier University where I received a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. I then attended the University of Cincinnati where I received my Juris Doctorate (law degree). I am licensed to practice in Ohio and the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. I am a former police officer and that gives me a definite advantage when I'm assisting a...
(614) 827-2000 495 South High Street
Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215
(859) 685-1021 333 W. Vine St
Suite 300
Lexington, KY 40507
Charles Anthony McKinney Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
810 Sycamore Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Harvard Law School and University of Notre Dame
My passion is offering each client personal service in aggressively defending and protecting their rights. I provide the highest quality legal services that gives my clients reliable and effective representation in legal matters that arise everyday in the business context. I have the skill and experience to negotiate or go to trial as needed.
6730 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 306
Middletown, OH 45005
(937) 461-9000 118 West First Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Bradley Groene
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
810 Sycamore St, Fl 3
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Northern Kentucky University
Bradley Groene is a skilled and dedicated Cincinnati criminal defense lawyer. Solely focusing on criminal and traffic defense, Brad has successfully defended clients against felony and misdemeanor charges. In law school, Brad spent time interning at the Hamilton County Public Defender's office; upon graduating and becoming licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Kentucky, he knew he wanted to continue defending people against charges. Brad has won numerous trials in his clients' favor and works tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for the people he represents.
Mr. Robert F. Healey Jr.
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(513) 333-0014 600 Vine Street
Suite 1004
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Criminal and DUI
University of Dayton
My area of practice is mostly limited to DUI / OVI defense. I have also represented clients with criminal charges for misdemeanors and felonies, as well as many types of traffic infraction and driver's license problem. I am licensed to practice in Ohio and KY as well as Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Having completed NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driver Enforcement (ARIDE) training for detection of drug and alcohol impaired drivers gives me insight into how police decide to make their arrests as well as a perspective...
(859) 663-2900 530 York Street Phone
Newport, KY 41099
(937) 531-0435 130 West 2nd St., Suite #310
Dayton, OH 45402
Bridget Purdue Riddell
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Mason, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(513) 655-7240 7577 Central Parke Blvd
Suite 125
Mason, OH 45040
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Ohio State University - Columbus
After graduating in the top of her class from the University of Notre Dame and then in the top of her class at the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, Bridget joined a major law firm in Columbus practicing business litigation. After five years of practicing in a big firm environment, Bridget joined Riddell Law. Bridget's practice focuses on DUI, traffic, criminal and appellate law.
(614) 361-2804 1335 Dublin Road
Suite 220a
Columbus, OH 43215
Joseph Candito Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(513) 891-5666 9403 Kenwood Rd
Suite A-106
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Probate
University of Dayton School of Law
For over 28 years, Joseph Candito has been providing effective and compassionate legal representation to individuals and families in Hamilton, Clermont, Butler and Warren Counties. My primary practice is in Probate, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Criminal, and Family Law; and have experience in a wide variety of legal issues including but not limited to Small Business Incorporation, Residential Real Estate Practice and Personal Injury matters. We are a full service general practice firm.
Scott Aaron Rubenstein Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(513) 241-7460 125 East Court Street
Suite 1000
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Scott A. Rubenstein has practiced criminal law for 15 years in Southwest Ohio. A former Assistant Prosecutor with Hamilton County, and in private practice since 2003, Mr. Rubenstein has litigated hundreds of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases including murder, robbery, sex crimes, narcotic crimes, white collar crimes, theft crimes, and appellate cases of all varieties. He has represented successfully hundreds of clients at trial and all other stages of courtroom proceedings, including arraignment, bail hearings, preliminary hearings, probation violations, sentencing hearings, and appeals. Mr. Rubenstein received his BA degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1995. He...
Christopher Rivello
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Batavia, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(513) 753-2700 285 East Main Street
Suite 3
Batavia, OH 45103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Before starting my own practice, I spent my first years as an attorney negotiating large contracts for the government. As you can imagine, the experience I acquired during these high-pressure, multimillion-dollar negotiations is invaluable in my current practice. However, whether I resolve your case at the negotiating table or in the courtroom, I will do everything in my power to help get you the best results possible.
Megan Mersch Fields
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(513) 381-9215 600 Vine Street
Suite 2650
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Megan Mersch Fields has a general litigation practice that includes representing businesses and individuals in employment law, business law, civil rights, products liability, criminal law, and general commercial practice. Her experience as an ex-prosecutor make her well suited for litigation and case resolution through both negotiation and trial. Megan practices in state and federal courts in both Kentucky and Ohio.
Jeffrey Steven Hale
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Batavia, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(513) 248-1800 101 North Riverside Dr.
Batavia, OH 45103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Northern Kentucky University
We have been protecting the rights and interests of our clients since 2004. We provide affordable legal representation. Let us be a friend to guide you through the complex legal system.
(513) 785-0800 9078 Union Centre Blvd
Suite 350
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 248-1800 4555 Lake Forest Dr.
Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Roger Kirk Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(513) 651-2525 114 E 8th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Dayton School of Law
For over 30 years, Roger Kirk has represented clients in Cincinnati, Butler County, Clermont County, and Warren County. He focuses criminal defense, appellate and personal injury cases. Roger will represent you zealously and guides you through the stressful and difficult litigation process. He will use his knowledge and trial-tested techniques to get the best results for you. If you need help with a criminal defense or personal injury matter, choose Roger Kirk.
Mark Edward Godbey Esq
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(513) 528-5297 4030 Mt. Carmel Tabasco Rd.
Suite 208
Cincinnati, OH 45255
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
University of Akron
I am a native of Cincinnati and have been actively practicing law for over 22 years. We are a full-service law firm of five attorneys, representing clients and small businesses in a variety of matters, including auto accidents and other kinds of personal injury law, bankruptcy and debt consolidation, divorce and other aspects of family law, probate, estate planning, criminal and traffic cases, etc. We have offices in downtown Cincinnati, West Chester, Dayton and Florence, Kentucky. We offer a free initial consultation, affordable rates and payment terms. Our attorneys strive for the best legal results while also giving...
(513) 241-6650 708 Walnut Street
Suite 600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 777-1701 8050 Beckett Center Dr. Suite 322
West Chester, OH 45069
(859) 344-5297 73 Cavalier Blvd.
Suite 100
Florence, KY 41042
Mark Jon Wieczorek
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Cincinnati, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(513) 317-5987 9415 Montgomery Rd. Suite D
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Ohio Northern University
I am a former Hamilton County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. I have experienced the legal system from the inside out. I have handled just about every type of case imaginable: felonious assault, gross sexual imposition, rape, robbery, burglary, OVI and on down the line to speeding tickets. As I transitioned into private practice, I realized that bad things happen to good people and that there is a little document known as the U.S. Constitution that affords these people the right to competent counsel, to a jury trial, and a litany of other enumerated rights which I saw from time to...
Ryan L. DeBra
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Cincinnati , OH Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
4914 Ridge Avenue
Cincinnati , OH 45209
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Memphis
Serving Hamilton, Clermont and Warren Counties
Joshua Adam Engel Esq
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Mason, OH Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(513) 445-9600 4660 Duke Drive
Suite 101
Mason, OH 45040
Criminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence
Harvard Law School
Engel began his career as a prosecutor in 2001 by serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. In 2002, he moved to Ohio and took a position as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney working for Judge Rachel Hutzel in Warren County, Ohio. In Warren County, he handled some of the office’s most challenging and high-profile cases, including death penalty cases and cases featured on national news programs like 48 Hours. Engel rose to lead the office’s appellate division, where he not only handled appeals for the office, but was also called upon by state and national law enforcement...
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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.