Bedford, Texas Criminal Lawyers

Jeffrey Charles Kennedy
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience

Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney Jeff C. Kennedy represents individuals accused, charged, or under investigation for criminal matters ranging from misdemeanor charges to the most serious felony... Read More »
View Profile
Troy P. Burleson
PREMIUM

Highly Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer! Call for Aggressive Representation!

I represent those facing criminal charges with passion and commitment. I am a smart and tough advocate for the criminally accused. I will fight for you! Visit my website for case results. Call for a free consultation.
View Profile
Ryan Hardy
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Attorney

Ryan Hardy is a dedicated and experienced advocate for his clients. Selected as Super Lawyers Rising Star and a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine, Ryan is devoted to helping folks in need of solid legal... Read More »
View Profile
Chad Lee
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Chad Lee is a former prosecutor and an experienced defense attorney who knows criminal law from both sides of the courtroom. He knows what prosecutors are thinking, and uses his perspective to build strong... Read More »
View Profile
Jane Mapes
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(817) 533-8484 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Jane Mapes has been practicing law for 26 years and has devoted her practice to Family Law for the past 16 years, in Texas. Prior to relocating to Texas in 1996, she concentrated on real estate and personal injury law in the State of Florida, where she went to law school, and was admitted to the Bar in 1988. Upon moving to Texas, Ms. Mapes was admitted to the State Bar of Texas, and began practicing with a general practice law firm in Grand Prairie, where she familiarized herself with the courts in Tarrant and Dallas Counties. Jane then joined...
Orlando Vera Jr.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(844) 402-3900 1901 Airport Freeway
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Orlando Vera practices personal injury law at Bailey and Galyen. He has successfully settled hundreds of cases, which include automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bite cases and medical malpractice cases. Orlando puts forth a concerted effort to fiercely advocate for his clients. Prior to joining Bailey and Galyen, Orlando worked as an Associate Attorney at Thomas J. Henry Personal Injury Law Firm in San Antonio, Texas. He also practiced as a student attorney at the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office in New Orleans, Louisiana. Orlando also worked as a law clerk for the Loyola University New Orleans...
Keith Spencer
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(817) 533-8484 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Keith Spencer is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. That Board Certification mark of excellence and distinguished accomplishment is attained by only one in ten Texas attorneys, and indicates that Keith has substantial, relevant experience and has demonstrated the same in family law cases. Keith was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1987. Mr. Spencer is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and holds Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Communications from the University of North Texas. Keith is a Board Certified Family Law specialist. Mr. Spencer has practiced Family Law in Tarrant...
Dana Anne Floyd
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(817) 583-8392 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Mississippi College School of Law
Dana Floyd Manry is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Georgia in 1992. She then continued her studies in law school, graduating from Mississippi College school of Law in Jackson, Mississippi in 1996. Mrs. Manry, a member of the Georgia State Bar Since 1996, has also been admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1997 when she relocated to Chicago, Illinois. There she practiced Corporate Law until 2005 when she turned her talents to Family Law. Now she continues her practice limited to Family Law here in Texas. Mrs. Manry...
Kayla Harrington
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
1901 Airport Freeway
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Texas A&M University School of Law
Kayla is a proud Aggie lawyer practicing family law and criminal defense out of Bailey & Galyen’s Weatherford office. Before attending Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth, Kayla attended Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. There she received her B.A. in Anthropology and Hispanic Studies with a concentration in Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology.

Kayla accepts criminal cases of all types ranging from class C misdemeanors to first degree felonies. She practices criminal defense in Parker, Wise, Hood, Palo Pinto, Johnson, Denton, Tarrant and Somervell County. Kayla is aggressive in seeking alternate resolutions to cases to help keep her clients...
Doug Wright
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(817) 583-8392 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Doug Wright is a native of Fort Worth who graduated from Paschal High School in 1972 before earning a Bachelor’s of Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. He then attended St. Mary University School of Law. After graduating and getting licensed in 1979 he returned to Fort Worth where his father was a Family District Judge and began his legal career.After being in private practice for almost 30 years Mr. Wright joined the firm of Bailey & Galyen in 2009 as Managing Attorney of the Fort Worth Office. He has committed his practice to Family...
Sabrina Galvan
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
1901 Airport
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Texas A&M University School of Law
Sabrina is a native of Round Rock, Texas. She attended Texas State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2014. She then attended Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated with her Juris Doctorate in 2017. Sabrina was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2017. At Bailey and Galyen, Sabrina focuses exclusively on the field of personal injury, where she negotiates and settles motor vehicle accident cases, premises liability cases, and dog bite cases. She is currently a member of the State Bar of Texas as well as the...
Jasmine Krush
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year experience
1901 Airport Freeway
Bedford, TX 76021
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Jasmine Krush is a DFW native, born and raised in Southlake, Texas. After graduating from high school, she went on to attend Texas Tech University. There, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations in 2013. She then went on to attend law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During her time there she was a class representative for her class for two years, was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and was involved in many other groups and activities. Jasmine was admitted to the State bar of Texas in...
Walt A. Cleveland
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(817) 354-8484 1903 Central Dr
Bedford, TX 76021
Criminal
Genevieve Barr
Social Media
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(817) 583-8419 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Coming from a military family, Genevieve Barr has focused her legal career on social and legal issues affecting the military community. Genevieve became certified as a Veterans Affairs attorney after navigating the disability and education benefits process with returning service members frustrated by the bureaucracy complicating what should be a straight-forward and easy process for veterans.Genevieve supported her fiance’s Army National Guard unit while it was deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan by writing wills, handing divorces, child custody and guardianships cases which arose throughout the deployment. Genevieve personally understands the stresses which affect the members of our military...
Jerry Wood
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience

Jerry Wood has been practicing law for nearly 35 years. He has dedicated his entire career to criminal defense work, including taking over 100 criminal cases to trial. Jerry is familiar with the criminal... Read More »
View Profile
Bryan Patrick Hoeller
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience

Bryan Hoeller is a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense attorney. Bryan is consistently rated one of the top criminal lawyers in Fort Worth and has recently been selected as a Super Lawyers... Read More »
View Profile
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(817) 685-9494 1244 Harwood Rd
Bedford, TX 76021
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(817) 571-4900 1600 Airport Freeway Suite 300
Bedford, TX 76022
Criminal
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(817) 282-9050 112 Bedford Rd
Bedford, TX 76022
Criminal
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(817) 282-9050 112 Bedford Rd
Bedford, TX 76022
Criminal and Estate Planning
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(817) 283-8568 2117 Central Dr
Bedford, TX 76021
Criminal
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(817) 553-1040 1903 Central Dr
Bedford, TX 76021
Criminal, Consumer, Real Estate and Tax
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(817) 282-9895 1105 Bedford Rd
Bedford, TX 76022
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(817) 267-1110 1244 Harwood Rd
Bedford, TX 76021
Criminal
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(817) 685-0555 4001 Airport Fwy
Bedford, TX 76021
Criminal, Business, Construction and Consumer
South Texas College Of Law
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(817) 545-3309 1608 Airport Fwy
Bedford, TX 76022
Criminal
Brian Corrigan
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

Brian Corrigan is a dedicated board certified criminal defense attorney who has devoted himself to representing individuals who have been accused, investigated, or charged with State or Federal Crimes.... Read More »
View Profile
James ''Jimmy'' Angelino
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Attorney

SMU Dedman School of LawTexas
View Profile
Bryan Patrick Hoeller
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Colleyville, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(877) 978-3094 6513 Colleyville Blvd
Suite 300
Colleyville, TX 76034
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
University of Texas - Austin
Bryan Hoeller is a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense attorney. Bryan is consistently rated one of the top criminal lawyers in Fort Worth and has recently been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2018. Bryan has tried over 100 criminal cases from misdemeanor DWI to felony Capital Murder. In addition, Bryan has negotiated and settled thousands of criminal and DWI cases with a proven track record of success. His goal is protecting the future of his clients and securing them the best outcome given the facts and circumstances of the case.

Prior to...
Jeffrey Charles Kennedy
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
North Richland Hills, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(817) 605-1010 9133 Belshire Drive
North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney Jeff C. Kennedy represents individuals accused, charged, or under investigation for criminal matters ranging from misdemeanor charges to the most serious felony offenses. With over 20 years of legal experience in defending clients charged with criminal offenses, criminal defense lawyer Jeff C. Kennedy has the experience, knowledge, expertise, and proven record to provide clients with the best possible defense of criminal charges. Our goal in every criminal case is to fully investigate every aspect of the case, develop an effective and aggressive defense strategy, and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
Lindsay Truly
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Colleyville, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(817) 334-7900 6513 Colleyville Blvd.
Suite 300
Colleyville, TX 76034
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Texas A&M University School of Law
Colleyville and Fort Worth DWI Lawyer Lindsay Truly is the Head of the DWI and Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Division at Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC. She is an experienced DWI trial attorney and former Assistant Criminal District Attorney (Prosecutor) in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. Lindsay has handled thousands of misdemeanor criminal cases and has tried over 50 misdemeanor criminal trials, including criminal jury trials for DWI, Theft, Resisting Arrest, Assault, and Criminal Trespass. Lindsay also has valuable experience handling hundreds of felony Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases. As a prosecutor Lindsay was responsible for reviewing and presenting...
Jack Byno
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Colleyville, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(817) 685-0912 2319 Hall Johnson Road, Suite B
Colleyville, TX 76034
Criminal, DWI, Municipal and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Fo over 20 years Jack Byno & Associates have represented clients with traffic tickets. This includes, but is not limited to fighting speeding tickets, lifting traffic warrants, defending CDL & trucking violations, contesting drivers license suspensions, and arguing DWI & DUI charges. As a former Municipal Court Judge, Jack Byno brings a unique view point to traffic ticket defense work. He has represented thousands of clients across the greater Dallas - Fort Worth area, including as far East as Hunt County and West as Weatherford. Call us today to determine what can be done with your case at...
Sherry R Armstrong
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Hurst, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(817) 849-2254 773 Lonesome Dove Trail, Suite B
Hurst, TX 76054
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Juvenile
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
I am a top-notch criminal defense attorney. As a former prosecutor, I spent countless years in the courtroom and litigated thousands of misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile criminal cases, including DWI, assault, robbery, theft, murder, child sex crimes, gun crimes, and narcotics offenses, among others. You need someone who will fight for you. Your concerns are my concerns. Your issues are my issues. I'll guide you through tough times and fight for your rights and interests. I'm passionate about my cases and clients and will represent you with determination, professionalism, and class.
Stephen David Handy
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Fort Worth, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(817) 284-2264 6519 E Lancaster Avenue, Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX 76112
Criminal, DWI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Joshua Douglas Marcum
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
North Richland Hills, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(682) 703-0105 9133 Belshire Drive
North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Josh is an experienced criminal lawyer with close to 150 criminal jury trials as a lead attorney. He has personally handled cases ranging from public intoxication to first-degree murder and everything in between.

He began his criminal law career as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office just North of Detroit, Michigan. There he personally handled thousands of cases while assigned to the Misdemeanor, Juvenile and Felony Trial divisions. He later served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Michigan Office of the Attorney General and as a Juvenile Court Magistrate for Livingston County, Michigan.

Josh later received...
Mr. Mitch Miers
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Hurst, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(817) 803-2392 700 NE Loop 820 Ste 216
Hurst, TX 76053
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Attorney Mitch Miers opened the Mitch Miers Law Firm to ensure that justice is served among the citizens of Tarrant County who are need of a DWI attorney, criminal defense lawyer, or divorce and family law attorney. Growing up in Southwest Fort Worth, Mitch was active in the community and athletics while attending Southwest High School. After graduation, Mitch attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Communications Degree. After graduation, Mitch worked for the Walt Disney Company. After a few years in the corporate world, Mitch enrolled at St....
Paul G. Daly
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Colleyville, TX Criminal Law Attorney
(817) 424-3405 5209 Heritage Avenue
Building 2, Suite 200
Colleyville, TX 76034
Free ConsultationCriminal and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Andrew Anderson
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Colleyville, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(817) 424-3405 5209 Heritage Avenue
Building 2, Suite 200
Colleyville, TX 76034
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Brandon Wilson Barnett
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(817) 993-9249 209 W. 8th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationFort Worth, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School and Texas Tech University School of Law
Brandon Barnett is an award-winning Fort Worth criminal defense and personal injury lawyer. His practice is exclusively focused on criminal defense and personal injury in Tarrant County and surrounding areas. Mr. Barnett is also a Reserve Military Judge and an adjunct law professor.
Wessley Ball
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Arlington, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(817) 860-5000 4025 Woodland Park Blvd
Arlington, TX 76013
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Wes is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His practice is limited to criminal defense in both State and Federal Courts, both trials and appeals. Wes also represents individuals who are under investigation by law enforcement before any formal charges are filed. Wes does not practice in other areas of the law e.g. personal injury or family law. Wes does not dabble in criminal defense, he specializes. Wes has been named a Texas SuperLawyer by Texas Monthly magazine from 2008 through 2015. This recognition by professional colleagues...
Ashley S Gilmore
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Fort Worth, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(817) 993-9249 209 W. 8th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Ashley Gilmore is a criminal defense attorney with Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas. Her practice includes all felony and misdemeanor offenses in Tarrant County. Prior to joining Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC, Mrs. Gilmore served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, handling misdemeanor and felony cases before judges and juries.
Jason Heath Howard
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(817) 482-6770 101 Quest Court
#195
Keller, TX 76248
Free ConsultationKeller, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Texas Tech University School of Law
Mr. Howard is a criminal defense and personal injury attorney in Fort Worth, Texas. He had litigated several hundred cases to Texas judges and juries. He has secured excellent verdicts for his clients and recovered over a million dollars in damages for injury victims. He has been certified in Gas Chromatography for DWI blood testing.
Lindsay M Kinzie
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Fort Worth, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(817) 993-9249 209 W. 8th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Texas Tech University School of Law
Lindsay Kinzie is Of Counsel with the criminal defense firm of Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas.
Don Hase
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Arlington, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(817) 860-5000 4025 Woodland Park Blvd
Arlington, TX 76013
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Don is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His practice is limited to criminal defense. Don also represents individuals who are under investigation by law enforcement before any formal charges are filed. Don has been named a Texas SuperLawyer by Texas Monthly magazine in 2009-13. He is a former prosecutor. Call for a free consultation with a criminal law specialist.
Luke Williams
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(817) 993-9249 209 W. 8th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationFort Worth, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Texas Tech University School of Law
Luke Williams is a founding partner of Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Williams previously served as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in Lubbock, Texas. He is a tested trial attorney with a proven track record of excellent results for his clients. His practice areas include criminal defense and personal injury law.
Andrew Martin Miller
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(817) 533-8484 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Martin Miller has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law since 1993. That Board Certification mark of excellence and distinguished accomplishment that Martin has enjoyed is attained by only one in ten Texas attorneys, and indicates that Martin has substantial, relevant experience and has demonstrated the same in criminal law cases. Admitted to the Texas bar in 1987, Martin began his legal career at the Dallas County Criminal District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney. He prosecuted cases ranging from the simplest misdemeanors to capital murder cases. He has had more...
Brent McMullen
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(817) 583-8392 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Texas A&M University School of Law
Brent McMullen grew up in the Metroplex where he graduated from Nimitz High School. Brent received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. While attending Southwestern University he was a member of the collegiate baseball team. Upon completion of his under-graduate degree he worked with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison where he found his passion for the practice of law. Brent then attended Texas A&M Law School. While at Texas A&M Law School Brent was a public interest law fellow, teaching assistant, and American Constitution Society President. In addition to his Juris Doctorate, Brent McMullen also holds...
Brian John Willett
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Arlington, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(682) 276-6101 219 S Collins St.
Arlington, TX 76010
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Criminal Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Criminal Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Bedford Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Innocence Project of Texas
(806) 744-6525
Fort Worth , TX

Show More

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.