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The criminal law attorneys are also known as criminal defense attorneys and public defenders.

Our work is focused on the defense of people and entities that have been charged with a crime.

Among the crimes that criminal attorneys handle are: domestic violence, sex crimes, violent crimes and drug crimes to driving under the influence (DUI), theft, embezzlement and fraud.

Functions of the criminal lawyer

The courts in which a criminal attorney works are state, federal, and appellate courts. His area of ​​practice includes bail hearings, plea agreements, trials, revocation hearings (parole or parole), appeals, and post-conviction appeals. Its main functions are:

  • Investigate the case and interview witnesses
  • Research case law, statutes, crimes codes, and procedural law
  • Build a defense and develop a case strategy
  • Negotiate with the prosecution to plea bargain to lesser charges
  • Draft, file and argue motions such as motions to dismiss and motions to suppress
  • Advocate for the defendant at trial
  • Draft, file and argue appeals

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