When you have been arrested and charged with a crime, finding the best criminal defense lawyer is imperative. On top of the stresses that come with an arrest, you and your family will be pressured to hire an attorney to represent you in trial. If you have been charged with a crime, no matter how major or minor this crime may be, you should speak with a defense attorney to understand what you may be facing in court and determine if their services are right for your case.
Tips to Hire the Attorney You Need
How are you supposed to choose an attorney when there are so many in your area? Which one will be the best for your case? While there is no lawyer that is best for every person, there are a number of ways that you can determine what firm fits your needs.
How to hire an attorney for your criminal charges:
- Know what kind of attorney you need and whether they are state or federal lawyers.
- Create a list of qualities you are seeking in your criminal defense.
- Use professional organizations, referrals, and directories to find lawyers that focus on your charges.
- Meet with attorneys in your area and determine if they meet your criteria.
- Research the attorneys you like and find out what awards and accolades they have received.
- Ask the attorneys you like about how much they charge for their services.
- Hire the attorney that is the best fit for the crime you are being charged with, upholds your criteria for defense, and is recognized for their work in the field.
There are two large red flags that you should be aware of when you are seeking to hire a lawyer. Any attorney that guarantees a result from a criminal trial or those that are seeking large amounts of money up front without guaranteeing they will see your case until finish should be avoided. An attorney needs to be there through the end and cannot know what the outcome of the case will be before all documents, evidence, and details have been reviewed.
Are you seeking legal counsel for a crime you have been charged with? Lessem & Newstat, Attorneys at Law, LLP offers free consultations so you can choose if our firm is right for your criminal case before you lay down any money.