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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in District of Columbia, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in District of Columbia should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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John McGowan

John McGowan
Kinner & McGowan, PLLC
810 7th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Call 202-838-7033
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David Benowitz

David Benowitz
David Benowitz
409 7th St NW #222
Washington, DC 20004
Licensed for 11 years, David Benowitz is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Temple University, James E. Beasley School of... read more >

Nabeel Kibria

Nabeel Kibria
Ervin Kibria Law
1629 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Licensed for 6 years, Nabeel Kibria is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UDC-David A. Clarke School of Law... read more >

Joseph A. Scrofano

Joseph A. Scrofano
Scrofano Law PC
406 5th Street NW Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001
Licensed for 12 years, Joseph A. Scrofano is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Cary Martin Clennon

Cary Martin Clennon
P.O. Box 29302
Washington, DC 20017
Licensed for 14 years, Cary Martin Clennon is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Adam Hunter

Adam Hunter
Hunter & Johnson, PLLC
400 7th Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004
Licensed for 10 years, Adam Hunter is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jason Kalafat

Jason Kalafat
Jason Kalafat Attorney at Law
409 7th St NW #220
Washington, DC 20004
Licensed for 11 years, Jason Kalafat is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Richard Mitchell

Richard Mitchell
US Air Force
Licensed for 15 years, Richard Mitchell is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Adrienne Urrutia Wisenberg

Adrienne Urrutia Wisenberg
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
1717 Pennsylvania Ave, Nw Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
Adrienne Urrutia Wisenberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Carmen D Hernandez

Carmen D Hernandez
717 D Street NW Suite 310
Washington, DC 20004
Carmen D Hernandez is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Marcus J Busch

Marcus J Busch
United States Department of Justice - Cr
1301 New York Ave., Nw 8Th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Marcus J Busch is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Mark M Rollins

Mark M Rollins
The Rollins and Chan Law Firm
419 7th Street Northwest Suite 405
Washington, DC 20004
Licensed for 23 years, Mark M Rollins is a Criminal Defense and Traffic Tickets lawyer... read more >

David Stein

David Stein
The Law Offices of David Stein
601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004
Licensed for 23 years, David Stein is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended GW National Law Center (George Washington Natio... read more >

Lawson K Wellington

Lawson K Wellington
Law Office of K. Lawson Wellington
1003 K Street, NW Suite #820
Washington, DC 20001
Lawson K Wellington is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Plato Cacheris

Plato Cacheris
Trout Cacheris, PLLC
1350 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Licensed for 64 years, Plato Cacheris is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Norman L Reimer

Norman L Reimer
Executive Director - National Association of Criminal Defens
1660 L St NW 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Norman L Reimer is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Cheryl Stein

Cheryl Stein
Cheryl D. Stein, Attorney at Law
1201 4th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Licensed for 42 years, Cheryl Stein is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Yale Law School... read more >

Leslie McAdoo

Leslie McAdoo
Leslie McAdoo, Chartered
1140 19th Street N.W. Suite 602
Washington, DC 20036
Licensed for 23 years, Leslie McAdoo is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gregory W Gardner

Gregory W Gardner
1629 K Street NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Licensed for 14 years, Gregory W Gardner is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey T Green

Jeffrey T Green
Sidley Austin, LLP
1501 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Licensed for 29 years, Jeffrey T Green is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Hannah Akintoye

Hannah Akintoye
Hannah Akintoye Law, PLLC
419 7th Street NW , Suite #405
Washinton, DC 00000
Hannah Akintoye is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Michael Flannery Arnold

Michael Flannery Arnold
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
500 12th St SW
Washington, DC 20536
Licensed for 17 years, Michael Flannery Arnold is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. John's University School of Law... read more >

Paul H Zukerberg

Paul H Zukerberg
Zukerberg Law Center, Pllc
1790 Lanier PL NW
Washington, DC 20009
Licensed for 35 years, Paul H Zukerberg is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer... read more >

Johnathon Phenomenal Hardaway III

Johnathon Phenomenal Hardaway III
Lord & Hardaway LLP - Attorneys at Law
Lord & Hardaway LLP 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington DC, DC 20015
Licensed for 11 years, Johnathon Phenomenal Hardaway III is a Contracts and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended The University of Chicago L... read more >

Sheridan England

Sheridan England
S.L. England, PLLC
1325 G Street NW Suite 500
Washington, D.C, DC 20036
Sheridan England is a DUI / DWI and Civil Rights lawyer who attended New York University School of Law... read more >

Andrew JJ Delehanty

Andrew JJ Delehanty
5315 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015
Licensed for 37 years, Andrew JJ Delehanty is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Sean Riley

Sean Riley
The Law Office of Sean Riley
800 Maine Ave SW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20024
Licensed for 13 years, Sean Riley is a Criminal Defense and Traffic Tickets lawyer who attended David A. Clarke School of Law... read more >

Dominic Vorv

Dominic Vorv
The Vorv Firm P.L.L.C.
South Tower - Suite 900 601 Pennsylvania Ave., N.
Washington, DC 20004
Dominic Vorv is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended David A. Clark School of Law ... read more >

Bernard Shields Bailor

Bernard Shields Bailor
Caplan & Drysdale, Chartered
One Thomas Circle, N.W. Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
Licensed for 50 years, Bernard Shields Bailor is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Noah Anthony Clements

Noah Anthony Clements
Clements Firm
1250 Connecticutt Avenue N.W. Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Licensed for 9 years, Noah Anthony Clements is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Elizabeth Julia Weller

Elizabeth Julia Weller
The Law Office of Elizabeth Weller
1776 I Street, N.W. Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Licensed for 15 years, Elizabeth Julia Weller is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bernard S Bailor

Bernard S Bailor
Caplin & Drysdale, Chtd.
One Thomas Circle NW
Washington, DC 20005
Licensed for 44 years, Bernard S Bailor is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Raymond Banoun

Raymond Banoun
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP
700 6th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Licensed for 52 years, Raymond Banoun is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James A Bensfield

James A Bensfield
Miller Chevalier
655 15th St NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
Licensed for 46 years, James A Bensfield is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joshua Glen Berman

Joshua Glen Berman
Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP
2900 K Street NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20007
Licensed for 16 years, Joshua Glen Berman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Laura Billings

Laura Billings
Miller Chevalier
655 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Licensed for 10 years, Laura Billings is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

S. Rebecca Brodey

S. Rebecca Brodey
Cozen O'Connor
1627 I Street NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
Licensed for 8 years, S. Rebecca Brodey is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Pleasant S Brodnax III

Pleasant S Brodnax III
Law Office of Pleasant S. Broadnax, III
1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Licensed for 32 years, Pleasant S Brodnax III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Daniel T Brown

Daniel T Brown
Murphy & McGonigle, P.C.
555 13th Street NW Suite 410
Washington, DC 20004
Licensed for 19 years, Daniel T Brown is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Blair G Brown

Blair G Brown
Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP
1800 M Street NW Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
Licensed for 37 years, Blair G Brown is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Carol Elder Bruce

Carol Elder Bruce
K&L Gates
1601 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Licensed for 45 years, Carol Elder Bruce is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Samuel J Buffone

Samuel J Buffone
Buckley Sandler, LLP
1250 24th Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
Licensed for 47 years, Samuel J Buffone is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Barbara E Butterworth

Barbara E Butterworth
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
901 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
Licensed for 22 years, Barbara E Butterworth is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert M Cary

Robert M Cary
Williams & Connolly, LLP
725 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Licensed for 28 years, Robert M Cary is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Giovanna M Cinelli

Giovanna M Cinelli
Jones Day
51 Louisiana Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Licensed for 9 years, Giovanna M Cinelli is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kyle A Clark

Kyle A Clark
Baker Botts
1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
Licensed for 13 years, Kyle A Clark is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Noah A Clements

Noah A Clements
The Clements Firm
1250 Connecticut Ave Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Licensed for 13 years, Noah A Clements is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ronald N Cobert

Ronald N Cobert
Grove, Jaskiewicz & Cobert, LLP
1730 M St NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Licensed for 60 years, Ronald N Cobert is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Barry Coburn

Barry Coburn
Coburn & Greenbaum, PLLC
1710 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
Licensed for 39 years, Barry Coburn is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Sarah J Coffey

Sarah J Coffey
Ifrah, PLLC
1717 Pennsylvania Ave Suite 650
Washington, DC 20006
Licensed for 9 years, Sarah J Coffey is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


District of Columbia

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Lawyer Referral Service in the District of Columbia - The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) that helps individuals and businesses find a local attorney in Washington D.C. In fact, the BADC sponsors the only Lawyer Referral Service in the District of Columbia. The LRS charges a nominal referral fee of $39.95. Call 202-296-7845 to talk with the Legal Advice Line staff and receive the referral to a local attorney with experience in the needed area of concentration.



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