THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE SELECTING A CRIMINAL LAWYER
Being faced with a criminal charge is without a doubt a stressful experience, to say the least. The first thing one needs to be aware of is that you have the right to counsel from the start. This opportunity should be immediately taken advantage of, as time is often of the essence when it comes to criminal charges. Seeking out the right lawyer is extremely important and said decision should not be made in haste.
Finding an attorney who not only has vast experience in criminal law, but also is experienced in the court and county in which you are charged. Every court has their own specific quirks and nuances that can drastically effect your overall outcome in your case. While researching and vetting certain attorneys, be sure to ask them about their past experience with that particular court and district attorney office. You most certainly do not want your attorney going into the Lion’s Den blind, so to speak.
Also, another thing to find out if your lawyer has had experience and success with similar cases like the one you are involved with. You don’t want a lawyer who has only handled speeding tickets in traffic court trying to defend you in criminal court for his first case.
So when faced with a criminal charge, try to side step panic with perseverance and persistence and seek out a lawyer is well versed in not criminal law, but also the lay of the land.
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