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James Nobles Criminal Defense Attorney
James Nobles, Esquire
Criminal Procedure and Process

Whether you are charged with a violation, misdemeanor or a felony, which lawyer you hire is the most important decision you will make.

Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer can affect how your case is handled, whether or not you are ultimately convicted, what punishment you receive and possibly your freedom. At the very minimum, a criminal conviction on your record can prevent you from getting certain jobs or state licenses (teacher, Realtor, truck driver, accountant, lawyer, etc.) or from being admitted to the armed services or to college.

Therefore, if you are charged with a crime, you should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. The criminal process moves very quickly in the early stages. Having a skilled lawyer represent you can influence bail applications, arraignment and preliminary hearings. Additionally, there may be evidence favorable to your case that may need to be preserved and collected as soon as possible. In many instances, hiring knowledgeable counsel at the early stages of the case can dramatically change the length and outcome of your case.

Criminal defense, and especially criminal jury trials, require attorneys with extensive knowledge and experience in criminal law. Criminal law and procedure is a vast and precise area of law, and as a result, hiring a lawyer who only handles occasional criminal cases can be a big mistake, especially if your case goes to trial.

Mr. Nobles’ primary focus is criminal defense. He has practiced criminal law throughout his entire career, both as an Assistant District Attorney and as a defense attorney. Mr. Nobles has extensive trial experience in both local and county courts, and has handled over a thousand criminal cases. If you are charged with a crime, make your next decision very carefully,contact Mr. Nobles for a free consultation today.

For some of the more recent outcomes of Mr. Nobles’ cases, visit theProven Results page.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! - What To Do If You Are Stopped By Police
If you are charged with a crime, knowing and exercising your rights will greatly help you and Mr. Nobles in defending your case. It is extremely important to know your legal and Constitutional rights. These rights are the foundation of our legal system and are in place for the protection of every citizen of this country. Failure to know and use these rights leads to their erosion.
The Criminal Procedure Process

This is a roadmap of how a criminal case begins, proceeds and is ultimately resolved. If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime you should review this information immediately.

Criminal Charges and What They Mean

This section defines and explains the most common crimes charged by the police.

Criminal Law Research & Theory

This page has links to more in-depth information about criminal law, including the latest news, law review articles and interesting theory papers.


This page has many helpful links including a legal glossary; jail, prison and inmate lookups, non-criminal lawyer referrals, as well as a statement of every client’s rights.