Cedar Park, Texas Criminal Lawyers

Richard M. Ursha
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Richard Ursha has always had a passion for practicing law from an early age. He worked hard to put himself through law school, working various jobs throughout his studies. He has worked as a federal law... Read More »
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for Richard M. Ursha View Profile
Joseph R. Echavarria
PREMIUM

Free Consultation! Trusted and Qualified Criminal Defense Lawyer! Call for Help!

I am an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney. I aggressively represent the accused against criminal charges. Secure your Freedom! Visit my website to see testimonials or call for a free consultation.
View Profile
Jason Speer English
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Experience matters, hire a former prosecutor that has experience prosecuting the same crime that you are charged with. Having handled thousands of felony/misdemeanor cases, I know how to get it resolved in your favor.
View Profile
Emmett Ray Green
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience

When you have a criminal problem, you need an attorney that has experience, integrity and knowledge. Ray graduated from SWTSU (Tex. St.) in San Marcos and St. Mary's Law School in San Antonio. He was a... Read More »
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for Emmett Ray Green View Profile
James C. Twine
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Cedar Park, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(512) 645-1361 1464 E Whitestone Blvd.
Ste. 2201
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Estate Planning
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
I have spent much of my professional career prior to Law School learning the basic tasks of legal administration as a clerk for Williamson County, an office assistant for a Judge in Williamson County, a paralegal for a University's Legal Department, and also a paralegal for a prominent DWI Attorney. After law school I worked as a law clerk and then associate for a local attorney in Cedar Park, Texas handling family law, criminal law, and estate planning cases. I decided to start my own practice because I have a desire to serve my local community, where people...
Charles Matthew Shanks
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Cedar Park, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(512) 257-1010 310 E. New Hope Drive
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Cedar Park criminal defense lawyer Matthew Shanks is a former Williamson County prosecutor. He has been on both sides of the courtroom, and he will zealously defend you against misdemeanor and felony charges in Central Texas. Call 512-257-1010 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Rudy S. Apodaca
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Cedar Park, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(512) 331-4870 2514 Moray Ln
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Criminal
Georgetown University Law Center
Cedar Park, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(512) 918-3958 201 S Bell Blvd
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Criminal, Consumer, Divorce and Elder
Cedar Park, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(512) 219-0500 1001 Cypress Creek Rd
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Criminal, Business, Consumer and Divorce
Terrence Marsh
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Austin, TX Criminal Law Lawyer
PO Box 170323
Austin, TX 78717
Criminal
Scott Magee
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(512) 983-1675 107 N Lampasas St
Suite 400
Round Rock, TX 78664
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
When you come to R. Scott Magee, Attorney at Law, you can rest assured that your case can receive the care and attention it requires from a criminal defense lawyer in Round Rock. It is of the utmost importance that you have the support of a lawyer you can count on, and Attorney Magee is up to the task. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Texas and his law degree at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He has been admitted to the State Bar of Texas and the United States Supreme Court. Moreover, he...
Jason Eric Trumpler
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(512) 457-5200 1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, TX 78664
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Attorney Jason Trumpler is a prominent and respected criminal defense attorney in Austin protecting the rights of clients throughout Texas. With over 17 years of legal experience, Attorney Trumpler has what it takes to navigate any kind of criminal case. As a past prosecutor, he has seen criminal cases from both sides of the courtroom and understands how to create a strong defense that is built to withstand the opposition. Attorney Trumpler is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and is a proud veteran of the United States Army.
Matthew Valley
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(512) 689-4299 1000 Heritage Center Cir.
Round Rock, TX 78664
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Texas - Austin
Dax Garvin
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(512) 482-0900 1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, TX 78664
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Juvenile
Texas Tech University School of Law
I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Williamson and Travis County, Texas. I have been licensed since November, 2002. I worked as a prosecutor in Travis County and a Williamson County Deputy Sheriff before opening my own office. I offer free consultations to all potential clients.
Turner Ford Gassaway III
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

Trust, honesty, and integrity should be the foundation of every lawyer's practice. Unfortunately, these basic tenets are too often absent from the practice of law. We believe, however, that how one... Read More »
View Profile
Mark Christopher Morales
PREMIUM

Award Winning Criminal Defense Attorney - Treating & Defending You Like Family!

Mark Morales is a Williamson County native who began his career as an Assistant District Attorney. Due to his reputation as a criminal trial lawyer, Mark made a remarkably fast rise to become a felony... Read More »
View Profile
Charles Russell Sablatura
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(512) 258-9111 108 East Bagdad Avenue, Suite 200
Round Rock, TX 78664
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Immigration
Rain Levy Minns
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Austin, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(512) 520-4034 Minns Law Firm, P.C.
3571 Far West Blvd. #106
Austin, TX 78731
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Tax
Rain Minns' litigation experience ranges from international arbitration in Hong Kong to Native American courts to jury trials in the United States. After law school, Rain clerked for Chief Judge George P. Kazen in the Southern District of Texas. She then became an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, where she was recognized for her outstanding work. Rain first-chaired and obtained favorable trial and appellate verdicts in all of her cases, including the highest arbitration award in the history of her division. Rain then spent a few years at a large law firm working on bet-the-company litigation, where...
Jeremiah David Williams
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(512) 258-9111 108 East Bagdad, Suite 200
Round Rock, TX 78664
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
Sablatura & Williams PLLC is a legal office committed to helping residents of Austin find solutions to their various legal matters. With an office in Round Rock and an office in Austin, the attorneys strive to make their services as easily accessible to their clients as possible. The team focuses their practice on the areas of criminal defense, family law, immigration law, and personal injury law, and they understand that dealing with matters in these fields can be some of the most complicated legal issues to have to work through. The attorneys pride themselves on focusing on the needs of...
W. Todd VerWeire
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(512) 368-7202 1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, TX 78664
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DWI and Energy
University of Arkansas School of Law and University of Richmond School of Law
Experience working with individuals and companies, both in private practice and as in-house counsel, to create solutions to various matters, including but not limited to contracting and business issues, employment law issues, corporate governance, personal injury, and complex commercial and consumer issues. While most of these matters were resolved without the need for litigation, I achieved positive results for my clients in court when a mediated settlement was unreachable.
Elizabeth D Whited
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(512) 956-6622 Round Rock, TX 78664
Free ConsultationCriminal and Juvenile
South Texas College of Law
Elizabeth Whited has dedicated her career to practicing criminal law. Elizabeth was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended The University of Texas at Austin and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. It was at UT that Elizabeth studied the Great American Trials and discovered her passion for the law and being a voice for the people. After graduation, Elizabeth attended South Texas College of Law in Houston. During law school, she interned at the Harris County District Attorney's Office and was assigned to the Child Abuse Division. After graduation, Elizabeth was sworn in as a...
Sunday Lisa Austin
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(512) 337-9671 402 N. Georgetown St.
Round Rock, TX 78664
Free ConsultationCriminal
About Sunday L. Austin

Early Career (2002-2003):
After Graduating Law School from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2002, Sunday began her legal career in Odessa and Midland, Texas in private practice. Her work there consisted of juvenile justice, adult criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation.

Assistant Criminal District Attorney (2003-2009):
Sunday later moved to Amarillo where she was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in Randall County. There she handled juvenile cases and mental health commitments, as well as successfully trying misdemeanor offenses ranging from speeding tickets to assaults, thefts, DWI's/DUI's. She then spent several...
Miguel 'Mike' Lopez Jr.
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Austin, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(512) 537-0614 13915 N. Mopac, Ste 402
Austin, TX 78728
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Mike began his legal career as a prosecutor at the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s office representing the State of Texas in the prosecution of Misdemeanor and Felony criminal cases. He learned to prepare cases for trial and go to trial on a wide variety of criminal matters. Mike was then recruited by a leading employment law firm, Aaron Pena & Associates in the Rio Grande Valley representing clients in all aspects of employment litigation. During his tenor at Aaron Pena & Associates he learned the civil aspect of litigation. Mike handled cases from the inception of...
Christopher Scott
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(512) 788-3554 1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, TX 78664
Criminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
Mark Edwin Brunner
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(512) 222-4421 1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, TX 78664
Criminal
Southern Methodist University
Ruperto Garcia
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Austin, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(512) 215-4793 55 North IH 35, Ste. 255
Austin, TX 78702
Criminal
Gary Gibson
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

South Texas College of LawSupreme Court of Texas
View Profile
Edgar Izaguirre
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Austin, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(512) 947-8676 12407 N. Mopac Expy # 100-374
Austin, TX 78758
Free ConsultationCriminal
Erika Hansen
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(512) 626-1065 1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, TX 78664
Criminal
University of Texas - Austin
Blair T. Jones
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Lawyer
(512) 843-0158 1717 N. IH 35
Suite 300
Round Rock, TX 78664
Criminal
William B. Mange
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Austin, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(512) 451-5885 600 W. 13th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
University of Texas - Austin
Austin's Board Certified Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer, Bill Mange is aggressive in defending clients. Attorney Mange provides top criminal defense for DWI, drug offenses, violent and white collar crimes.
Russ Hunt Jr.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
GEORGETOWN, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(512) 930-0860 310 South Austin Avenue
GEORGETOWN, TX 78626
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
College of Queen Mary and Westerfield
Russell D. Hunt, Jr.'s law practice focuses on the defense of federal and state criminal accusations.

Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2000.

Rated "AV-Preeminent" by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell in 2009.

Named a Texas "SuperLawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine since 2008.

President of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in 2006-2007

President of the Williiamson County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in 2015-2016

Office in Georgetown or Round Rock since 1996.

Lives in Round Rock
Mark Christopher Morales
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Georgetown, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(512) 930-5511 824 S. Austin Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78626
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Texas Tech University School of Law
Mark Morales is a Williamson County native who began his career as an Assistant District Attorney. Due to his reputation as a criminal trial lawyer, Mark made a remarkably fast rise to become a felony prosecutor. In fact, after only six month on the job, he was already assigned to work with FBI agents and Texas Rangers on a high profile murder case. Since then, he has been the lead trial lawyer in cases ranging from murder, sexual assault, drug offenses, and assault family violence. In addition, as a prosecutor and defense attorney Mark has worked on thousands of DWI...
Kiele Linroth Pace
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Austin, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(512) 480-9020 401 Congress Ave
Suite 1540
Austin, TX 78701
Free ConsultationCriminal and Domestic Violence
University of Texas - Austin
As an experienced criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, I know how the criminal justice system works and what it takes to get good results. My goal in every case is to obtain not only a great result but also the best possible outcome for my client under the facts and circumstances of the case. Consequently, my clients have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they can trust their lawyer to protect their legal rights and handle their cases in a way that ensures the best outcome for them. I have deep roots in Austin and practice...
Scott A. Thompson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Austin, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(512) 222-8287 801 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Fordham University School of Law
Scott A. Thompson | Austin divorce criminal defense family law lawyers attorneys in Austin, TX

You know what’s at stake. If you’re dealing with criminal charges, a divorce, or any difficult family issue, you need a skillful ally to help navigate the process and achieve your best outcome.

Scott is not like most Austin lawyers. He was trained at a high-stakes New York City law firm serving elite global business clients. You deserve the same quality representation.

Austin divorce criminal defense family law attorney lawyer Scott A. Thompson is here to fight for you every step of the way. Let's solve this together.
Mary Elizabeth Harrell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Georgetown, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(512) 942-7009 By appointment only No walk-ins
1102 S. Austin Ave., Ste. 110-403
Georgetown, TX 78626
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
St. Mary's University School of Law
I've practiced law in Texas for many years. I know the prosecutors and judges and police officers. Heck, I've served as a city prosecutor and an assistant district attorney, but to tell the truth my heart was never in it. However, I do know how they think and what’s important to them and I make that work for you. I know what it takes for them to try to prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt so they win and you lose. That’s why I have been able to get very serious cases dismissed and that’s...
Alex Hernandez Jr
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Austin , TX Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(888) 930-5733 3800 N. Lamar Suite 200
Austin , TX 78756
Criminal, Business, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Hernandez and English LLP
1-888-HDZLAW-8 / 361-792-3811 / 512-640-4099.
Economist and Attorney, wrote the book on "Economics of a Personal Injury Case" sold by Amazon Books.

Alex R. Hernandez Jr. has tried to judge and jury hundreds of cases in several areas over the past two decades. He litigates cases all over South Texas and Nationwide. When you need to assert your legal rights, you can rely on the client-focused service and tireless representation that you will find at Hernandez and English LLP.

Armed with a U.T. degree in Economics, real life experience in investments and finance, and years of personal...
Mr. Robert Miller McCabe
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Georgetown, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(512) 240-5385 203 S. Austin Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78626
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, DWI and White Collar Crime
St. Mary's University School of Law
Robert McCabe is a board certified, Georgetown based attorney who is 100% dedicated to criminal defense in Williamson, Bell and surrounding counties. Robert is a former prosecutor in both Bexar (San Antonio) and Williamson counties with over 17 years of full time trial experience handling criminal cases in both misdemeanor and felony courts. Robert has personally been involved in over 122 jury trials including dozens of DWI cases, intoxication manslaughter, possession of controlled substance, delivery of controlled substance, murder, robbery, aggravated assault, assault family violence, aggravated robbery, burglary, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault of a child, indecency with...
Jason Speer English
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Austin, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(512) 454-7548 3800 N. Lamar
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78756
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
St. Mary's University School of Law
Jason English grew up in his dad’s personal injury law practice in Tarrant County, graduated from Texas A&M before getting his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Initially he worked in his father’s firm on personal injury, wills and probate, as well as, family law cases. Soon thereafter he took his father’s advice and worked as a prosecutor to obtain trial expertise. Jason English was an Assistant District Attorney with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office in Austin, Texas from 2007-2017. The Travis County District Attorney’s Office has jurisdiction over felony offenses. Mr. English was a...
Turner Ford Gassaway III
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Gold
GEORGETOWN, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(512) 864-0916 205 E. UNIVERSITY
GEORGETOWN, TX 78626
Criminal, DWI, Real Estate and White Collar Crime
University of Tulsa College of Law
Trust, honesty, and integrity should be the foundation of every lawyer's practice. Unfortunately, these basic tenets are too often absent from the practice of law. We believe, however, that how one practices law is as important as the ultimate outcome. When you hire our firm you will get an attorney who is not only honest and trustworthy, but one who is also competent and well versed in the practice area of law pertaining to your case. You will get an attorney who will be straight-forward with you and will tell you how it really is without...
Diana Elizabeth Buss
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Austin, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(512) 626-6117 1800 Lavaca Street, Suite 109
Austin, TX 78701
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Tulsa
The Law Office of Diana E. Buss is dedicated to providing excellent representation you need to defend against criminal charges. At my office, I treat every client as an individual, not another legal fee. Most of my clients come from referrals from satisfied clients. I pride myself on my reputation in the legal community and among judges as a trustworthy and effective lawyer. Diana E. Buss was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and as a daughter of a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, she moved around the country and the world a lot as a child. She settled in...
David Frank
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Austin, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(512) 499-0969 1212 Guadalupe Street
Suite 103
Austin, TX 78701
Criminal and DWI
Vermont Law School and Vermont Law School
David Frank is based in Austin, Texas and is an experienced criminal trial lawyer. In April of 2014 he successfully challenged the Texas Mandatory DWI Blood Draw Statute and had the law overturned at the Court of Appeals. He is a Past President of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and regularly speaks on criminal law topics. Mr. Frank is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Strike Force Committee. He handles all felony and misdemeanor charges in State and Federal...
Ms. Patricia M. Cofty
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Round Rock, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(512) 468-7824 3000 Joe Dimaggio, Suite 18
Williamson County
Round Rock, TX 78665
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of New Mexico
Compassionate, comprehensive legal services! Compassionate attorney helping individuals to resolve painful disputes and avoid unnecessary litigation. Focus is on comprehensive, confidential representation to resolve conflict and prevent unnecessary and expensive litigation. Skilled mediator, certified in advanced family law.
Ian Barton Inglis
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Austin, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(512) 472-1950 1012 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78701
Criminal and DWI
After working as a Research Attorney for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Ian Inglis began his law practice in 1981. He specialized in the defense of criminal cases, and has received board certification in criminal law. During his career he has handled all sorts of criminal cases. His specialties include Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1987) and was re-certified in 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2007. His Bar admissions include Texas (1978), U.S. District Court Western District of Texas (1981), U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit (1986). U.S. Supreme Court (1991). Ian Inglis...
Kaushik Rambhotla
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Austin, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(512) 888-1899 4000 Medical Parkway
Suite 207
Austin, TX 78756
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Employment
St. Thomas University School of Law
Richard John Segura Jr
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Austin, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(512) 472-1580 707 W 14th St
Austin, TX 78701
Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Practicing Criminal Defense in Austin, Texas for 15 years. Richard Segura is a master at tactfully guiding his clients through the complexities of the criminal justice system, while achieving and surpassing the highest ethical standards. In fact, while working as a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Segura teaches future lawyers that an exceptional attorney must constantly strive to attain three goals: competency, courtesy, and integrity.
Kellie Bailey
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Austin, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(512) 469-0905 1304 Nueces
Austin, TX 78701
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
St. Mary's University School of Law
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Criminal Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Criminal Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Cedar Park Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

AIDS Services of Austin
(512) 458-2437
Austin, TX


Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
(512) 374-2700
Austin, 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.