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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 North Dakota, 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 North Dakota 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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Tim O’Keeffe

Tim O’Keeffe
O'Keeffe, O'Brien, Lyson & Foss Ltd.
720 Main Ave
Fargo, ND 58103
Licensed for 23 years, Tim O’Keeffe is a Criminal Appellate Law and Family Law lawyer who attended Hamline University School of Law... read more >

Leslie Johnson Aldrich

Leslie Johnson Aldrich
1018 1st Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102
Licensed for 38 years, Leslie Johnson Aldrich is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Des Connall

Des Connall
Des Connall PC
619 21st Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103
Des Connall is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven D Mottinger

Steven D Mottinger
Johnson Ramstad & Mottinger, PLLP
15 9th St S
Fargo, ND 58103
Licensed for 42 years, Steven D Mottinger is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lindsey Duane Haugen

Lindsey Duane Haugen
520 Main Ave Suite 702
Fargo, ND 58103
Licensed for 19 years, Lindsey Duane Haugen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William S Kirschner

William S Kirschner
1351 Page Dr Suite 104
Fargo, ND 58103
Licensed for 41 years, William S Kirschner is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lorelle Moeckel

Lorelle Moeckel
520 Main Ave Suite 702
Fargo, ND 58103
Licensed for 17 years, Lorelle Moeckel is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven M Light

Steven M Light
Larivee & Light
2700 12th Ave. S
Fargo, ND 58103
Steven M Light is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of North Dakota Law School... read more >

Ashley Renae Heitkamp

Ashley Renae Heitkamp
Nilson Brand Law
4133 30th Ave S #100
Fargo, ND 58104
Licensed for 12 years, Ashley Renae Heitkamp is a Criminal Defense and Divorce lawyer who attended University of North Dakota... read more >

Jeff A Bredahl

Jeff A Bredahl
3431 4th Ave S Suite 200
Fargo, ND 58103
Licensed for 32 years, Jeff A Bredahl is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Robert Gerald Hoy

Robert Gerald Hoy
Ohnstad Twichell, P.C.
901 13th Ave E
West Fargo, ND 58078
Licensed for 43 years, Robert Gerald Hoy 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.


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