If you are charged with a crime it is important to find an attorney who specifically handles criminal defense cases. While any lawyer might be able handle such cases, a criminal defense attorney has a better chance of winning than another lawyer who usually does not practice criminal defense.
Attorneys who focus in criminal defense who is charged with defending those facing criminal charges. A criminal defense attorney’s job is typically to defend citizens that are charged with misdemeanors and/or felonies.
Often times, people believe the only attorney available to them if they are charged with a crime is a public defender. Public defenders are amazing attorneys who are usually highly skilled in criminal defense. However, not everyone charged with a crime is appointed a public defender. In order to obtain a public defender, you must qualify based upon your income. If your income is too high, you will need to hire a private criminal defense attorney if you want legal representation for your case.
What Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do?
A criminal defense attorney handles issues surrounding a criminal arrest,investigation, prosecution, sentencing, and issues that may arise after court proceedings. Some examples of a situation where a criminal defense attorney is necessary are DUI cases, drug crime charges and domestic violence matters.
Another important role of a criminal defense attorney is to help clients before the prosecuting attorney files charges against them. This can occur if a client is arrested but no charges have been filed or if a client is being investigated. If you are in this situation, you do not need to wait to hire a criminal defense attorney.
A criminal defense attorney will deal with the procedural issues of the crime(s)that are charged against you. He or she will help with representation, will deal with law enforcement agencies and/or other crime investigators, perform personal investigations and present evidence in your defense.
If you or someone you know is in need of a criminal defense attorney, call our office today at (702) 433-2889 or fill out our on-line form for more information. Our team is led by a former prosecutor who has handled hundreds of criminal matters. We can help.