If you are facing criminal charges, it’s important to hire a reputable criminal defense attorney to handle your case. They are your best bet to reducing or getting rid of the charges being brought against you. This video explains some of the most important things to look for when you are choosing a criminal defense attorney.
The first thing you need to consider is the lawyer’s competence. You need to make sure the lawyer you’re hiring is an expert in the specific area of law concerning your case. Make sure the lawyers you are researching have plenty of experience representing clients in criminal defense cases. Not just any lawyer can do this, and while it may be tempting to go with a novice lawyer for a reduced price, you may ultimately end up paying a larger price if they do not reduce the charges and you are prosecuted harshly.
You also need to hire a lawyer with a strong work ethic. The best way to do this is to search the internet for testimonies and reviews written by former clients. A lawyer can be very competent but there may be multiple poor reviews assessing the lawyer’s work for clients.
The last thing you need to consider is the price of the lawyer. To get a sense of the price, schedule an initial consultation with the lawyer. Often, prices are negotiable and there may be payment plans that you can discuss with the lawyer. For more information, watch the video above.