Criminal Defense

Criminal defense law is an area of law that involves defending people accused of a criminal offense. Criminal defense lawyers provide legal representation and advice to those accused of crimes. When a person has been accused of a crime, they should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to determine the best course of action for their case.


The most important thing for anyone facing criminal charges is access to experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel. A good criminal defense lawyer will advise their client on the options available, what actions should be taken, and how the situation can be resolved in the best way possible. A criminal defense attorney can also investigate the case and develop a strong defense strategy on behalf of their client.

Types of Defenses 

One common type of defense used in criminal cases is known as self-defense. In this scenario, defendants argue that they only used force to protect themselves or another person from harm or injury. In some states, this includes protection against property damage as well. Another common type of defense is known as an alibi, which is when defendants argue that they were in a different place than the scene of the crime when it took place. Insanity defenses are also occasionally used when defendants argue that they lacked the mental capacity to understand their actions when they committed them. An example of insanity can be when someone diagnosed with a mental illness harms an innocent person when they would not act this way in ordinary circumstances.

Potential Consequences

 If convicted of a crime, individuals may face severe consequences such as fines, prison sentences ranging from short periods up to life imprisonment, probation or community service hours, mandatory rehabilitation programs, restitution payments to victims affected by the crime, and more depending on both state and federal laws. Criminal law can be considered more serious than civil law for the defendant because this can mean a loss of their civil liberties. Additionally, individuals convicted of felonies may have difficulty securing employment opportunities due to employers’ reluctance to hire someone with a felony conviction on their record.


Suppose police officers or prosecutors contact you regarding any investigation or prosecution for alleged criminal activity. In that case, it is highly recommended that you seek out experienced legal counsel immediately in order to protect your rights and interests throughout all stages of your case. Your attorney will help advise you on what steps need to be taken during questioning by police officers and prosecutors so that you do not unintentionally incriminate yourself or say anything which could later be used against you in court proceedings. Remember, you have the full right to remain silent! If you feel uncomfortable being interrogated, you are not obligated to speak until you have access to a lawyer. As such, individuals accused of crimes must take full advantage of obtaining competent legal advice. 

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Have you been charged with a crime? If so, don’t delay in contacting us for help. The quicker we can get involved in your case, the more likely we can obtain a successful outcome. Contact our law firm today!

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