Criminal Law & Defense
Criminal Law and Defense Lawyers defend adults and juveniles who have been arrested, accused and/or charged with a crime. Criminal Law and Defense Lawyers handle a wide range of criminal matters including summary offenses, misdemeanors and felonies.
Summary offenses are the least serious and include disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, first offense shoplifting charges, harassment, minor traffic violations, parking violations and underage drinking.
Misdemeanors typically include less serious crimes whose punishment is generally one year or less. Examples of misdemeanors include possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault and reckless endangerment.
Felonies, the most serious criminal offenses include arson, aggravated assault, burglary, forgery, homicide, larceny, motor vehicle theft, rape and robbery.
Criminal Law and Defense Lawyers can also help you restore your driver's license or clear a criminal record by having your record of an arrest or conviction expunged.
Criminal lawyers typically charge an hourly rate for their services. Some criminal lawyers will quote a flat fee for a particular matter, such as attending a traffic violation hearing. Most lawyers require an advance payment called a retainer before they will represent you. Some lawyers may allow you to make payments in certain situations.
Common issues handled by Criminal Law and Defense Lawyers include:
| Abuse|| Incest|
| Adultery|| Juvenile Issues|
| Arson|| Kidnapping|
| Assault|| Larceny|
| Bad Checks|| License Restoration|
| Battery|| Manslaughter|
| Bigamy|| Motor Vehicle Theft|
| Blackmail|| Murder|
| Bribery|| Narcotics|
| Brutality|| Parking Violations|
| Burglary|| Parole Issues & Violations|
| Carjacking|| Perjury|
| Child Abuse|| Polygamy|
| Conspiracy|| Possession|
| Contempt of Court|| Prison Issues|
| Controlled Substances|| Prostitution|
| Disorderly Conduct|| Protection From Abuse ( PFA )|
| Domestic Violence|| Rape|
| Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol ( DUI )|| Receiving Stolen Property|
| Driving Under the Influence of Drugs|| Reckless Endangerment|
| Driving While Intoxicated ( DWI )|| Robbery|
| Drug Charges|| Sexual Assault|
| Drunkenness|| Shoplifting|
| Embezzlement|| Sodomy|
| Endangering the Welfare of a Child|| Speeding Tickets|
| Expungement|| Stalking|
| Extortion|| Statutory Rape|
| Firearms Charges|| Terroristic Threats|
| Forgery|| Theft|
| Fraud|| Traffic Violations|
| Harassment|| Underage Drinking|
| Homicide|| White Collar Crime|
Click on an OptimusLaw county or county seat Criminal Law and Defense Lawyer Directory to find a lawyer or visit the OptimusLaw Law Library Online to learn more about Criminal Law and Defense legal issues and topics. Call or email the Featured Lawyer of your choice to present your legal matter and/or schedule an initial consultation.
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