What does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

A defense attorney defends your rights when you are charged with a crime. Criminal prosecution is serious: any conviction will have serious ramifications for your life, livelihood and well-being. A defense attorney thoroughly understands the gravity of the situation and works tirelessly to minimize the negative impact on your life.

Your defense attorney is the person you can trust and turn to when you may feel overwhelmed, angry and unsure of your future. The attorneys at our law firm know how you feel because we have represented many defendants over the years in similar circumstances. We know you need someone you can trust, and you can rely on us to provide you with clear, honest and straightforward information about your case.

As criminal defense lawyers, we:

  • Investigate the charges against you
  • Gather evidence
  • Question witnesses
  • Provide plea guidance
  • Negotiate with prosecutors

This list is not exhaustive. There are many different things defense lawyers do on a daily basis, and they can change based on the specific case.

You can benefit from the services of our lawyers because we will fight for the best possible resolution to your case. Examples of ways our attorneys have helped others include:

  • Securing reduced charges
  • Securing dropped charges
  • Obtaining alternative sentencing
  • Obtaining penalties that are less harsh

The right path forward in your case is impossible to predict before talking to our lawyers. They first want to thoroughly investigate the case against you and determine all of the options. When you choose an experienced criminal lawyer, you are choosing a professional who has dedicated their career to helping people like you. No matter how serious the charges, you deserve a thorough defense. Although an outcome can never be guaranteed, we commit ourselves to pursuing what is best for each and every one of our clients. Your entire life does not have to be turned upside down.

To arrange a consultation at McPhillips Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP, please contact us. Our law firm has offices in New York and in Florida. We are passionate about defending the rights of individuals facing serious criminal charges.


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