September 24, 2013

Criminal Law Attorney

The a defense attorney or criminal law attorney is the most visible to the public in the news, in television and in movies. A criminal defense attorney is a lawyer specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal conduct. Criminal defense lawyers can be permanently employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts and are often called public defenders.

The Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender provides legal representation for indigent people facing criminal charges and mental health commitments, when appointed by the Maricopa County Superior and Justice Courts. The Office annually provides legal representation in over 50,000 cases for individuals who are not able to afford the services of private lawyers.  They can be found at http://www.pubdef.maricopa.gov/ or called at 602.506.7711.

Some of the offenses criminal attorneys deal with are:

  • DUI
  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Search and seizure issues
  • Sex offenses
  • Violent crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Federal Offenses
  • Immigration drug charges
  • Child molestation
  • Child pornography
  • Indecent exposure
  • Prostitution
  • Homicide
  • Accounting and tax fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Computer and Internet Fraud
  • Corporate fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Health care fraud
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Domestic violence
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Parole and probation violations
  • Criminal appeals