Top Sidney, MT Criminal Defense Attorneys Near You

  • Gahagan Law Office

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Contact Gahagan Law Office for your Criminal Defense needs in Montana.

  • Selvey Sandy L Atty II

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Selvey Sandy L Atty II, a reputable Criminal Defense Law firm representing clients in the Sidney, Montana area.

  • Robin Ammons

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Robin Ammons helps Sidney clients with their Criminal Defense needs.

  • Woodward Law Firm

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Get local legal help for your Criminal Defense issues. Woodward Law Firm assists clients in the Sidney, Montana area.

  • Leitch Neil Atty

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Leitch Neil Atty, a local Criminal Defense Law firm with years of experience helping clients in the Sidney, Montana area.

  • Kelleher Law Office

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Those confronted with Criminal Defense issues can connect with Kelleher Law Office. This practice offers legal help to clients in the Sidney, Montana area.

  • Johnson Gregory Paul PC

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Johnson Gregory Paul PC has years of experience helping clients with their Criminal Defense needs in Sidney, Montana.

  • Attorney Bradley J. Finn

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Assisting people in Montana with their Criminal Defense needs. Learn More.

  • Gary G. Doran

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Those confronted with Criminal Defense issues can connect with Gary G. Doran. This practice offers legal help to clients in the Sidney, Montana area.

  • Peeler Law Firm PC

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Peeler Law Firm PC represents clients in Criminal Defense cases in the Sidney, Montana area.

  • Hartford Law Office

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Hartford Law Office, serving clients in the Sidney, Montana area, a reputable legal practice for Criminal Defense issues.

  • Scott E. Curry

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    In Sidney, Montana, Scott E. Curry, a local practice, helps clients with their Criminal Defense problem.

  • Kirsten Mull Core

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Getting legal representation for your Criminal Defense issue is easier than you think. Let Kirsten Mull Core in Sidney, Montana help you today.

  • Paul T Ryan & Associates

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Paul T Ryan & Associates has years of experience helping clients with their Criminal Defense needs in Sidney, Montana.

  • Faerber Mies W

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Getting legal representation for your Criminal Defense issue is easier than you think. Let Faerber Mies W in Sidney, Montana help you today.

  • Sol & Wolfe Attorneys

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Get local legal help for your Criminal Defense issues. Sol & Wolfe Attorneys assists clients in the Sidney, Montana area.

  • Wenz Law Office PC

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Connect with a proven Sidney, Montana law firm with experience helping clients with Criminal Defense issues.

  • Nellen A Suzanne Attorney At Law PLLC

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Connect with a local Sidney, Montana firm for experienced Criminal Defense legal representation.

  • Garrity Avignone & Banick

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Get assistance for your Criminal Defense issue in the Sidney, Montana area. Garrity Avignone & Banick can help.

  • Bidegaray Law Firm LLP

    Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Sidney, MT
    Assisting with Criminal Defense issues in Sidney and across Montana.

Sidney Criminal Defense Information

Have You Been Charged With a Hate Crime?

If you are convicted of a hate crime, your punishment can be increased and you could face serious time in prison. Call a Sidney attorney skilled in the defense of hate crimes to ensure you receive the best representation and avoid being sentenced to an enhanced penalty.

Types of Hate Crimes

A hate crime is an unlawful act motivated by bias based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability. A "hate" offense is not in and of itself a crime, but the charge enhances the possible penalties. Once the prosecutor has proved that a defendant committed a crime and the offense was motivated by hate toward a specific group or characteristic, the severity of the punishment increases.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

Lead Counsel's objective process independently verifies attorney records, conferring with state bars across the country and conducting annual reviews to confirm that the attorney practices in the legal categories as indicated, possesses a valid bar license, and is eligible to practice in the specific jurisdiction.