If you’re facing criminal charges, your best bet is to hire the services of a criminal defense attorney. This video explains what you need to know about the criminal justice system and how to choose a criminal defense attorney.
The first thing to consider is a lawyer’s competency and experience. Look for lawyers with a lot of experience, specifically in the charges being brought against you. Check online to find out what their specialties are, see their case results, and how many years they’ve been practicing.
You also need a lawyer with a great work ethic. The best way to do this is to find testimonials and reviews of a lawyer online. Research reviews to see how well the attorney communicated with clients and how hard he or she worked for them.
Finally, you need to understand the price. Lawyers will charge in different ways depending on their preference and your own situation. Some lawyers charge hourly; others flat rate. Some charge a contingency fee where you don’t need to pay until the end of the case. It’s important to discuss the price with your potential attorney and work out any payment plans, if possible.
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