Criminal Defense

Areas of Practice / Criminal Defense

What is Criminal Defense Law?

Criminal Defense is the area of law that pertains to the defense of individuals that have been accused of committing a criminal offense. Criminal defense lawyers ensure the protection of an individual’s legal and constitutional rights throughout the criminal justice process. Criminal defense attorneys handle a broad range of criminal changes, from things as minor as a seatbelt ticket to as serious as murder.

Types of Criminal Defense Law:

  • Traffic violations, including speeding, DWLR, and DWI
  • Assault
  • Murder or manslaughter
  • Sexual offenses
  • Larceny
  • Drug offenses
  • Probation violations
  • Expungements
  • License Reinstatement with the DMV
  • Limited driving privileges

What Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do?

A criminal defense lawyer may work on a case at any stage of the criminal justice process, from investigation and arrest, to trial and appeal. Their work may include:

  • Conducting an investigation of the facts and evidence in the case
  • Interviewing witnesses and law enforcement and anticipating their potential testimony
  • Understanding the intricacies of any evidentiary issues that may arise in trial
  • Drafting and arguing motions to suppress improperly obtained evidence or motions for the dismissal of improper criminal charges
  • Preparing clients and defense witnesses for trial
  • Negotiating plea agreements with prosecutors
  • Representing clients on appeal

Why Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

If you have been accused of a crime, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can help protect your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly by the criminal justice system.

Here at Hartsell & Williams, our experienced criminal defense lawyers will be able to provide you guidance and advice throughout the criminal justice process, helping you navigate the complex legal system. Our attorneys are experienced in both negotiating plea agreements with prosecutors and going to trial.

If you are facing criminal charges, or are under investigation for a crime, contact us at Hartsell & Williams today to discuss your case. Protect your rights.

If you have been accused of a crime, it is very important that you seek legal advice immediately and hire an experienced lawyer to protect your rights. Whether you’ve been brought up on charges at the state or federal level, our attorneys can help prepare your defense and bring about the best possible outcome for your case.

These types of legal issues can be complicated and tedious without the proper counsel care. At Hartsell and Williams we are committed to your criminal defense by accurately representing you throughout the process and clearly providing options. What does that mean exactly?

Representation throughout the Process

This means that your attorney and our staff will be with you through every step of your legal need, providing you guidance at each meeting and representing you in negotiations or at trial, while communicating what we as a team are doing--and what you as a defendant should do. We work hard to defend the freedom of our clients, leveraging our extensive skills and experience to secure the most favorable outcome. We understand that facing criminal charges can be overwhelming and frightening, regardless of how familiar we are in handling the process. When you are facing criminal charges, the fear and worry can overwhelm you—that’s why we at Hartsell and Williams are committed to effective communication and letting you know what’s happening and will be happening at every step.

Providing Options

Protecting your freedom is our top priority, which is why we work fervently to create options outside of negotiated pleas and trial. Community service, approved treatment, and other alternatives provide clients additional options that can better protect their freedoms, records and help them to continue their life as normally as possible. Small matters can become large matters when it comes to criminal issues, that’s why an experienced attorney is crucial at these times.

Who We Represent

We provide representation for our clients in both state and federal courts for all types of crimes including:

Homicides or violent crimes
White collar crimes
Weapons charges
Fraud or embezzlement

Our attorneys that practice Criminal Defense:

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