When a person is accused of a committing a crime, they'll need an attorney who specializes in criminal defense. Criminal attorneys help the accused criminals to organize a defense, and they argue cases using their knowledge of the law. People seek the counsel of defense attorneys because they are considered a highly valuable asset in legal defense.

This list is based on Twitter data culled according to content, follower/following ratios, frequency of tweets, blog popularity, the opinions of other criminal defense experts and influencers, as well as our own subjective judgment.

Note: Some influential voices are not included, either because they don't have active Twitter accounts, or because they only tweet about criminal defense sporadically. Here, our goal is to provide the best possible stream of criminal defense law news, analyses and insight.

Adam R. Banner, P.C
A criminal defense attorney; named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oklahoma.

Adam Thompson
A criminal defense and personal injury trial attorney with over 25 years of experience.

Alaleh Kamran, Esq.
State & federal criminal defense attorney; blogs at Alaleh Kamran Law.

Brooklyn Defenders
Brooklyn Defender Services provides criminal, family and immigration legal defense.

Criminal Law News
A feed by JD Supra Business Advisor, tweeting about anything from anti-bribery and SEC enforcements to criminal prosecution and fraud.

David Menschel
A criminal defense attorney, social activist, movement strategist and foundation director.

DBS Criminal Defense
Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law. Miami-based DUI lawyers and federal criminal defenders.

DS Criminal Law Grp
A Los Angeles criminal lawyer specializing in DUI defense.

Greg Oberhauser
Criminal defense attorney from Oberhauser Law. Offers legal representation for criminal defense including OUI, drug charges and domestic violence, as well as other crimes.

Harvey Silverglate
A criminal defense/civil liberties litigator at Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein, LLP, a trial firm in Massachusetts.

Jeffrey Zimmerman
Nationwide criminal and forfeiture defense lawyer & speaker. Partner at Smith & Zimmerman.

Lea Bickerton
Criminal defense lawyer based in Pittsburgh (Bickerton and Bickerton - Attorneys at Law).

Mike Lawlor
The Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

The official Twitter feed of the NYU School of Law.

Paul V. Prestia, Esq
A NYC criminal defense and civil rights attorney from The Prestia Law Firm.

Price Benowitz LLP
Washington, DC-based law firm. Practice areas include criminal defense, DUI/DWI, personal injury/medical malpractice, and immigration.

Rick Horowitz
A criminal defense attorney from RHDefense, based in Fresno, CA.

The Cohen Law Firm
Atlanta trial attorneys specializing in criminal defense.

Thomas Soldan
Criminal defense trial attorney representing clients in State and Federal courts for DUI, DWI, larceny, sex crimes, drug charges, assault and more.

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