Choosing the right lawyer for your criminal case can seem like a daunting task. Here are some criteria that you might want to use in evaluating a criminal defense attorney:
Is the attorney a former Assistant District Attorney?
Has the attorney been practicing criminal defense for at least five years?
Has the attorney represented 100 or more clients facing criminal charges?
Does the attorney focus on criminal defense or do they split their time between several different practice areas?
Does the attorney have a clear strategy for achieving the results you want and can they communicate that strategy to you before you decide whether to retain them?
Has the attorney successfully represented clients in the past that were facing the same criminal charges that you are facing?
Does the attorney understand your unique problem as well as your personal needs, goals and requirements as a client?
If the answer to all seven of these questions is "yes," you have most likely found an attorney that is more than capable of fulfilling your individual needs. Of course, this list of considerations is by no means exhaustive. The key to finding an attorney that is the perfect fit for your unique situation is ask questions and pay careful attention to the answers. After an initial consultation is should be clear to you whether the attorney you met with has the experience, knowledge, skill and determination to give you the best chance of resolving your case favorably.
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