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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Delaware

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Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Delaware

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best criminal defense attorneys in Delaware. To rank the top criminal defense attorneys and other lawyers in Delaware, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top criminal defense attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents some of the most highly accomplished criminal defense lawyers currently practicing in Delaware. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing criminal law (but our list comes close).
Adam Windett
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Dover, DE
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Michael R Abram
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Georgetown, DE
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Thomas D Donovan
Criminal Defense and Marijuana Lawyer
Dover, DE
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Gary Junge
Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer
Dover, DE
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Delaware Legal Resources

Criminal Defense Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) - 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.
Delaware Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (DACDL) - The Delaware Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (DACDL) is a non-profit organization supporting the practice of criminal defense attorneys in the state of Delaware. It serves the criminal defense bar by offering qualify Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars, publications, networking opportunities, and mentoring programs. Its members include public defenders and private criminal defense attorneys. Find the top criminal defense attorneys in Delaware through its membership directory.

Delaware Government and Court Resources

Delaware Attorney General

Delaware Attorney General - The Delaware Attorney General serves as the chief legal officer for the state, appointed by the Governor. Responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, the Attorney General represents Delaware in legal matters, both civil and criminal. This office is crucial in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and overseeing the enforcement of laws. The Attorney General plays a vital role in addressing issues such as consumer protection, environmental regulations, and criminal justice.

Delaware Courts

Delaware Courts - The Delaware Courts are responsible for the equitable and efficient administration of justice within the state. Their duties encompass interpreting and applying the law, resolving civil and criminal cases, ensuring due process, protecting individual rights, and overseeing family law matters such as divorce and child custody. Delaware's courts also play a significant role in the state's corporate law, making it a hub for corporate litigation and disputes.

Delaware General Assembly

Delaware General Assembly - The Delaware General Assembly operates as the legislative branch of the state government, comprising a bicameral system consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate has 21 members serving four-year terms, while the House consists of 41 members also serving two-year terms. The General Assembly is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and criminal justice.

Delaware Supreme Court

Delaware Supreme Court - The Delaware Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law. Its primary role involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure accurate interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court's duties encompass hearing a wide spectrum of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, and setting legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners throughout Delaware. Additionally, the Delaware Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and disciplining lawyers to maintain professionalism and uphold ethical conduct within the legal profession statewide.

Office of Defense Services of Delaware

Office of Defense Services of Delaware - The Office of Defense Services (ODS) of Delaware is a state agency that provides free legal representation to indigent adults and juveniles accused of crimes in the state's superior and justice courts. Made up of several courts, the office’s duties include Holistic and Collaborative Defense, Transforming the Justice System, Representation that promotes justice, fairness and the dignified treatment, and Reform through legislative advocacy and policy initiatives.

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