Criminal defense law deals with the issues surrounding an arrest, a criminal investigation, criminal charges, sentencing, appeals and post-trial issues. An arrest simply means a police officer or judge believes reasonable suspicion exists that a person committed a crime. An arrest does not necessarily mean that a criminal charge has been claimed by the District Attorney or County Solicitor. Criminal defense lawyers also deal with the substantive issues of the crimes with which his or her clients are charged. Criminal defense lawyers may also help clients before charges have been filed by a prosecuting attorney. This is done when someone believes he or she is being investigated or is arrested.
We help address the following issues concerning criminal defense: