Find a Criminal Defense Attorney

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:

  1. Is there a guarantee? If so, how is this possible, is it in the fee agreement? I am very suspect of any guarantee.
  2. Is the lawyer experienced? How many criminal jury trials have they done this year? Do they actually fight for their clients?
  3. 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?
  4. 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.

2 Comments on Find a Criminal Defense Attorney

  1. Anonymous // at 5:49 pm // Reply

    You should probably run cheap background checks on them, a guy recently hired a lawyer, paid him, and the lawyer ran with the money because he wasn’t a lawyer at all.

  2. Brian J. Zeiger, Esquire // at 5:59 pm // Reply

    I would always ask, “are you a member of the bar in the state for which I am hiring you and are sworn in to practice in Federal Court in the same Federal District?”

    Finding the right criminal defense attorney can be quite a challenge. You want to find a real lawyer, who is actually a criminal lawyer, and who will actually fight your case if need be.

    Good previous comment.

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