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Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Wyoming

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best criminal defense attorneys in Wyoming. To rank the top criminal defense attorneys and other lawyers in Wyoming, 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 Wyoming. 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).
H Michael Bennett
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Laramie, WY
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Jeremy Hugus
Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer
Casper, WY
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Harold Moneyhun
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Rock Springs, WY
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Robert T Moxley
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Cheyenne, WY
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Donald Lee Tolin
Criminal Defense and Family Lawyer
Casper, WY
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Dion James Custis
Criminal Defense and Marijuana Lawyer
Cheyenne, WY
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Sarah Jacobs Manwarren
Family Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Laramie, WY
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Charles Pelkey
Criminal Defense and Marijuana Lawyer
Laramie, WY
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Kent Wilson Spence
Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer
Jackson, WY
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Wyoming 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.
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA) - The WTLA is a statewide professional organization of attorneys practicing law in Wyoming who advocate for equal rights in the civil and criminal justice systems. The Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA) is made up of both civil and criminal law practitioners. The organization is made up of over 400 members and hosts CLE events throughout the year while providing educational resources to Wyoming attorneys.

Specialty Certifications in Criminal Defense

Criminal Trial Law - The specialty area of Criminal Trial Law is offered by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) to lawyers. To earn NBTA board certification, the criminal defense attorney must show substantial involvement in at least 45 days of trial, must have served as lead counsel in jury cases through verdict; conducted direct examinations and cross-examinations, and conducted a specified number of voir dire, opening statements and closing arguments.
DUI Defense Law - The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) is an organization that grants specialty or board certification for DUI Defense Law. The ABA has recognized the NCDD as an organization that is accredited to award certification in this specialty area of the law. The purpose of granting board certification in DUI Defense Law is to recognize DUI and DWI lawyers who focus their practice on representing men and women accused of drunk and impaired driving offenses. In order to qualify for board certification in "DUI Defense Law," the attorney must meet specific qualifications and apply for board certification with NCDD.

Wyoming Government and Court Resources

Office of State Public Defender of Wyoming

Office of State Public Defender of Wyoming - The Office of the State Public Defender in Wyoming is dedicated to providing effective legal counsel to indigent adults and juveniles facing criminal charges in circuit, district, and juvenile courts.The Public Defender advocates for due process rights, offering zealous representation, fair plea negotiations, and trial support. The agency represents individuals accused of misdemeanors, felonies, and probation violations, as well as juveniles in delinquency cases and individuals in appeals.

State of Wyoming Legislature

State of Wyoming Legislature - The Wyoming Legislature operates as a bicameral body, consisting of the Wyoming Senate and the Wyoming House of Representatives. The Senate has 30 members serving four-year terms, while the House comprises 60 members serving two-year terms. The Legislature 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 natural resources management. Members of the Wyoming Legislature work collaboratively to represent the interests and concerns of the state's citizens, ensuring the effective functioning of Wyoming's government.

Supreme Court of Wyoming

Supreme Court of Wyoming - The Supreme Court of Wyoming serves as the highest appellate court in the state, entrusted with interpreting and applying the law. Its primary duty involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the accurate interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court handles a variety of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners across Wyoming. Additionally, the Supreme Court of Wyoming oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers statewide.

Wyoming Attorney General

Wyoming Attorney General - The Wyoming Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the state, responsible for providing legal counsel, guidance, and representation to various state entities. Their key duties include offering legal opinions on matters of law, representing the state in legal proceedings, defending Wyoming's interests in court, and ensuring the enforcement of state laws. The Wyoming Attorney General plays a crucial role in interpreting, applying, and defending the laws that govern the state.

Wyoming Judicial Branch

Wyoming Judicial Branch - The Wyoming Judicial Branch is entrusted with the critical task of administering justice within the state. Its duties include interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters such as child custody. Wyoming's judiciary operates through various levels of courts, including the Wyoming Supreme Court, District Courts, and Circuit Courts, each serving specific roles in the legal process.

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