Top New Castle, DE Criminal Defense Lawyers Near You

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    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

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    Fabick Law, LLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving New Castle, DE

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    The Fishman Firm, LLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

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    Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

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    McKenzie Law Firm, P.C.

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Weber Gallagher

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | New Castle Office

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | New Castle Office

  • Fienman Defense LLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • The Law Offices of Kevin M. O’Neill, LLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Media Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Media Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Weishoff and Richards, LLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Mount Holly Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Mount Holly Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Leeds Law LLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Norristown Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Gambone Law

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • SKA Law Group, LLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Law Offices of Chris Hoffner

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Westmont Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Westmont Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • John P. Deckers, Attorney At Law

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Connolly Gallagher LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Armstrong Teasdale

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • The Bozzelli Law Firm

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Wimmer Criminal Defense, PC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Kline, Topolewski & Frishberg, PC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Burr & Forman LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Jason R. Antoine, Attorney at Law, PLLC

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

  • Offit Kurman

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving New Castle, DE

New Castle Criminal Defense Information

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Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

If you are being investigated for or have been accused of a crime, now is the time to seek out the legal help you need. No matter the crime, a New Castle criminal law attorney will be able to protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and they can be as serious as felony or aggravated felony charges. No matter the charge, a person should be considered innocent until proven otherwise. Reading about criminal law and your rights can help you see the importance of a solid defense.

Each criminal charge carries with a potential punishment, which can include fines, probation and even jail time. The goal of a criminal defense lawyer will be to end up with the most favorable outcome possible for your particular situation.

What do criminal defense lawyers do?

A criminal defense lawyer will ensure that law enforcement respects your legal rights if they are investigating you or have arrested you. Your attorney will also conduct their own investigation to look for the best strategy to defend against your charges, including representing you at trial if necessary.

What makes a good criminal defense attorney?

A good criminal defense attorney knows the law and does not back down when police and prosecutors do not respect your rights or try to pressure you into taking a plea deal that is not in your best interest. You should also look for an attorney who has a long track record of success in cases like yours, including trial victories.

Should you accept a plea deal?

Police and prosecutors count on making defendants feel like they have no other option but to accept a plea deal, such as threatening to seek harsher punishment if you take your case to trial. You should only accept a plea deal after your attorney has taken a careful look at your case and the evidence for and against you. In some cases, a plea deal may be beneficial than taking your case to trial, but this is not a decision you should make on your own. It should be with someone who knows the law.

When should you ask for an attorney?

You should ask for an attorney as soon as you learn that you are under suspicion of committing a crime. If police are investigating you and “just want to ask you a couple of questions,” you should politely refuse and ask for a lawyer’s help. Also, if you are arrested, you should ask to contact a lawyer as soon as possible before answering any other questions. An attorney can speak to police and prosecutors on your behalf and make sure they respect your rights.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it’s possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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