A Criminal Defense Attorney – Why You Need One

If you have been charged with a serious crime you need a criminal defense attorney fast. In order to find the right lawyer for your defense, you need to identify what type of case you have and what kind of lawyer can help you with it.Divine-Law-Office-Criminal-Defense-Attorney-Kansas-City-Dec-2018

Crimes that require a criminal lawyer include felonies, misdemeanors, drug charges, white collar crimes, DUIs and numerous other state and federal crimes. When you start looking for a criminal defense attorney you need to find the best one for your particular case, concentrating on the lawyer’s expertise, skill level and knowledge.


Being charged with a crime of any type is a serious matter. Anyone facing criminal charges risks severe penalties and consequences, such as incarceration, having a criminal record, loss of relationships, future job prospects and more. Criminal charges warrant the legal advice of a qualified criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.

A criminal defense attorney can explain the nature of the charges filed, available defenses, what plea bargains are likely to be offered and what you can expect after trial or conviction.

A good criminal defense attorney may be able to help:

  • Reduce your criminal charge to a lesser offense
  • Lessen the severity of the punishment for the crime
  • Reduce or eliminate jail time
  • Help you develop a sound defense strategy 

It’s important that the criminal defense attorney that you hire has the necessary skills that you need to adequately defend your case. You may need a lawyer who is familiar with crime scene investigations, witness, victim and police interviewing or extensive knowledge of polygraphs, sketches, photographs and video. It’s also important that the attorney you hire has the experience with rules of court for the city and state you have been charged in.

Here are the types of cases that a criminal defense attorney works on.


One of the main types of cases that a criminal defense lawyer handles are cases related to drug use, drug possession, sales and distribution of drugs, and anything that has to do with illicit substances.


A murder lawyer will attempt to defeat the murder charge or at least get the charges reduced resulting in a lighter sentence. There are several defenses that your experienced and knowledgeable murder lawyer will be able to introduce in your behalf.


Perhaps one of the most well-known and widespread criminal cases is a DUI, or driving-under-the-influence charge. One thing you should do immediately is seek out a criminal defense attorney to represent you. Make sure you hire a lawyer who is nearby and understands the local laws and regions of your accused crime.


Varying degrees of robbery (referring to the amount of force or threat of force displayed in the act of stealing something from someone else) carry different types of charges. Finding a lawyer who is experienced in handling theft and robbery charges is your best option.

There are many other cases that criminal defense lawyers work on including public intoxication, disorderly conduct, assault and battery and even property-based crime cases. If any of these scenarios apply to you, seek out a criminal defense attorney immediately.

Criminal lawyers support an arrested individual; an individual questioned by police but not formally charged or an individual charged with a crime. A criminal lawyer is able to provide clients with valuable knowledge and understanding of the charges and implications of your actions.

Craig Divine of Divine Law in Kansas City is an experienced trial attorney who advocates in the best interest of his clients. Craig is licensed attorney in both Kansas & Missouri, representing clients from all over the Kansas City metro as well as the surrounding counties in both states.

If you have been arrested with criminal charges call Craig Divine at 816-474-2240 immediately.

Divine Law Office LLC – Kansas City, MO – 104 W 9th St., Suite 404, Kansas City, MO 64105