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.

So, we've compiled a list of of the top criminal defense feeds to follow, which 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 that 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
Adam has represented hundreds of individuals in misdemeanor, felony and capital punishment cases. He has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oklahoma.

Clayton Simms Law
Pursues defense strategies in a variety of criminal law matters: bank fraud, Internet crimes, prescription fraud and more. Blog: saltlakecriminaldefense.com.

Criminal Law News
A JD Supra feed tweeting about all aspects of criminal law, from anti-bribery to criminal prosecution. News & analysis at jdsupra.com/law-news/criminal-law.

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

David Sereno
David handles cases like forgery, embezzlement, appeals, arrest record expungement and much more. Blogs at davidserenolaw.com/blog.

Law practice with experience in several areas of federal criminal defense: child pornography, forfeiture actions, anabolic steroid cases, counterfeiting crimes, petty offenses, etc.

Greg Oberhauser
A criminal defense attorney from Oberhauser Law. Offers legal representation for criminal defense in cases of OUI, drug charges and domestic violence, as well as other crimes.

Harvey Silverglate
Criminal defense / civil liberties litigator at Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein, LLP, a trial firm in Massachusetts. Author of Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent.

Jeffrey Zimmerman
Jeffrey specializes in nationwide white collar criminal defense and asset forfeiture defense.

Lauren Angelos
Represents juveniles and adults accused of misdemeanors and felonies in the criminal justice system, and handles post-conviction matters. Blogs at angeloslawgroup.com/blog.

Lea Bickerton
Criminal defense lawyer at Bickerton&Bickerton. Areas of practice include: motor vehicle violations, child abuse charges, summary offenses, robbery, juvenile crimes and much more.

Mike Lawlor
Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning at the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. Associate Professor of Criminal Justice (University of New Haven).

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (nacdl.org) tweets about the issues faced today in shaping criminal justice policies and practice.

NYU Criminal Law
The NYU School of Law’s Center on the Administration of Criminal Law is dedicated to the promotion of good government practices in the criminal justice system.

Paul V. Prestia, Esq
NYC criminal defense attorney from The Prestia Law Firm. Practice areas include: gun/weapons possession, sex offenses, identity theft, DMV refusal hearings and more.

Price Benowitz LLP
A Washington, DC-based law firm that's defended clients against criminal charges ranging from simple traffic violations to major felony or federal cases.

Rick Horowitz
A criminal defense attorney that handles gang crimes, medical marijuana cases, weapons crimes, homicide/murder and more.

Tampa Lawyer
A criminal defense firm defending clients facing serious criminal accusations such as capital murder, government fraud, environmental crimes, money laundering and so forth.

The Cohen Law Firm
Trial attorneys specializing in criminal defense: obstruction of justice, disorderly conduct, probation & parole violations, first-time offenses, etc. Blog at cohenlawatlanta.com/blog.

The Zeiger Firm
This criminal defense firm deals with everything from bail reduction and underage drinking to online solicitation and police brutality. Blog: brianzeiger.com/blog.

Thomas Soldan
A criminal defense trial attorney representing clients in state and federal courts for larceny, assault, prostitution, reckless driving and more.

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