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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Puerto Rico

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 Puerto Rico, 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 Puerto Rico 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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José Miguel Rivera-Santos

José Miguel Rivera-Santos
JMRS Law Office
115 609 Ave. Tito Castro Suite 102
Ponce, PR 00716
Licensed for 6 years, José Miguel Rivera-Santos is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Pontificia Universidad Catolica d... read more >

Kevin E Lerman

Kevin E Lerman
241 Av. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
San Juan, PR 00918
Licensed for 4 years, Kevin E Lerman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Irvine School of the Law... read more >

Joseph A Niskar

Joseph A Niskar
Fried Saperstein Abbatt PC
241 Av. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
San Juan, PR 00918
Licensed for 24 years, Joseph A Niskar is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Glenn Carl James

Glenn Carl James
James Law Offices
Calle Peñuelas 65-A
San Juan, PR 00966
Licensed for 28 years, Glenn Carl James is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Inter-American University... read more >

Ron E Frank

Ron E Frank
Frank Advisors, LLC
Plantation Dr
Dorado, PR 00646
Licensed for 29 years, Ron E Frank is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Armando Isaias Carranza

Armando Isaias Carranza
Public Defender 13th Judicial Circuit
1153 Cll Campina
San Juan, PR 00920
Licensed for 4 years, Armando Isaias Carranza is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Universidad Interamericana de P... 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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