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Directory for Criminal Defense Lawyers

Lawyer Legion created an online directory to find a list of criminal defense lawyers for different types of cases.

The directory ranks thousands of attorneys in Florida and throughout the United States. The ranking system is based on criteria that matter including devotion for a particular niche practice area, membership in specialty bar associations and being designated as a board-certified specialist.


Directory of Criminal Defense Attorneys at Lawyer Legion


Criminal defense attorneys tend to focus on fighting cases in either state court or federal court. Lawyers also tend to focus on representing clients at trial or during direct appeals or post-conviction matters. The directory can help you find an attorney who is best suited for your particular case.

The online attorney directory at Lawyer Legion has easy to use search features that can help you find an experienced criminal defense attorney. Search by practice area and location (by address, city, county, state or zip code). You can also search for the attorney's name.

The directory ranks criminal defense lawyers based on their experience, focus on a particular practice area, membership and leadership in trusted specialty bar associations, and status as a board-certified attorney in criminal law, DUI defense, or other relevant practice areas.

The directory recognizes attorneys for their membership and leadership in professional associations such as:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and its state and local affiliate organizations;
  • NORML National Legal Committee;
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD); and 
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA).

The list of attorneys also ranks lawyers higher in their practice area if they have earned specialty certification in a state or national program such as the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

For example, click here to see how the directory works for criminal defense attorneys in San Francisco, CA.


How Do I Find a Criminal Defense Attorney Near Me?

To find a criminal defense attorney near you, search by your state, county or city. Even the top criminal defense attorneys offer a free consultation. During the consultation, you can discuss your criminal charge and possible defenses. You can also talk with the attorney about the attorney fees needed for your defense. Many criminal defense attorneys provide payment plans.

In some cases, a criminal defense attorney will consider taking a case on a pro bono basis especially when the case is referred to them from a trusted non-profit legal organization.


Definition of Criminal Defense

The term "criminal defense" is defined as the practice of defending individuals and businesses accused of crimes and prosecuted for a felony or misdemeanor offense in state and federal trial courts. Criminal defense can also include a direct appeal after a conviction or post-conviction matters. Criminal defense attorneys also represent juveniles accused of a delinquent act in juvenile court.


This article was last updated on Friday, May 11, 2017.