We constantly get questions about how to hire a criminal defense attorney, “How do I find a criminal defense attorney who is honest, smart, and experienced, who will advocate and fight for our position in court?”
We decided to start our own directory of criminal defense attorneys so that people could find their own criminal defense attorney in their area.
The main sticking points for me that I would listen for when speaking to the lawyer are the following:
- Is there a guarantee? If so, how is this possible, is it in the fee agreement? I am very suspect of any guarantee.
- Is the lawyer experienced? How many criminal jury trials have they done this year? Do they actually fight for their clients?
- Is the attorney a criminal defense attorney or are they a family lawyer that dabbles in criminal lawyer? What percentage of the lawyers cases are criminal? Criminal law is unlike other areas of law, so are you going to retain a lawyer that actually knows criminal law?
- Is there a set fee for the case with no hidden charges? What does the fee agreement cover? Are there any other costs that are not mentioned in the fee agreement?
Our directory has basic criminal lawyers, dui dwi lawyers, and white collar lawyers. Check out our new site and find a criminal defense lawyer near you today.