May 21

How to find a Criminal Defense Attorney

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How to find a Criminal Defense Attorney

How to find a Criminal Defense Attorney shouldn’t b e a daunting task. However it can be a long tedious procedure till you find the right attorney. The first step you should ever do is conduct a research of local attorneys in your area. It may take a couple attorneys until you find one that seems respectable. The second step after having your list of attorneys is to at least consult with one of them. Regardless of the severity of your crime, having a free consultation with an attorney will at least give you some background on what to expect and what to do. You don’t have to hire the attorney on the first call, or even at all to do a consultation.

How to find a criminal defense attorney

Specifying attorneys

Most likely when you did your research on local attorneys, you specified one that had experience in your crime. You wouldn’t call a foot doctor to perform a heart surgery, so the same goes here. Make sure you find an attorney that specified on crimes that you are calling for. If you are not able to afford a private attorney, you can also get a public defender. Problem with public defenders however is that they are bogged down with at least a hundred other cases besides yours. In the end they are not able to invest as much time or effort into your case. Lastly do some extra background research on whoever you are choosing to meet. You don’t want a rookie to handle your case and mess it up. Some other credentials could be police training and the like.

Meeting the Attorney

Get a good first impression when meeting your attorney. If he or she impresses you then go with your gut. However if they do not, you don’t have to hire them even after a consultation. If you do wish to hire however, be ready to pay. You get what you paid for is a very common saying that has merit. Be ready for anything. After hiring just talk to the attorney about your case.

How to find a Criminal Defense Attorney shouldn’t be a hard task. Go with your gut feeling and do your research when finding an attorney to defend you.

About the author 

Hieu Vu

“To the client, every angle is important, there’s a number of questions, and each person also have their own worries. Some will need a person to listen to them. At the end of the day, it’s more than just delivering legal results. I put a 110% into every person I work. I strive to make sure everyone knows what is going on and is kept in the loop as the case goes on. The practice of law is more than just getting the results in court.” -Hieu Vu

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