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Five Things to Look for When Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney in California

If you are facing criminal charges, or have reason to believe that you may soon be facing criminal charges, then it is important to choose the best criminal defense attorney for your needs. But how do you know which attorney to choose? Keep reading to learn five things you should look for, then contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 for a free legal consultation.

  1. Look for an Experienced Attorney
  2. First and foremost, it is important to look for an attorney who has the experience required. Consider both how many years they have as an attorney as well as how many years they have been working in criminal law. An attorney could have 20 years of experience, but if that experience is entirely in family law, then that would not be particularly useful for your case involving fraud charges.

  3. Read Reviews, Testimonials, and Case Results
  4. It is one thing for an attorney to tell you about their experience. It is another thing entirely for you to read about the experience others have had working with an attorney. At Law Office of Michael L. Fell, we make it easy for you to read testimonials from clients, reviews from our peers, and case results right on our website.

  5. Work with an Attorney Who Has Experience with Local Courts
  6. When you are discussing experience, make sure that the attorney you choose has worked in the specific local court you are going to need to appear in. Every court has unique procedures and staff. When your attorney is familiar with them, they will have a better chance.

  7. Decide if You Want to Hire an Attorney or a Team of Attorneys
  8. Do you want to hire an attorney who works alone or a law firm with 50 attorneys? There are pros and cons to both options, just be sure you are carefully considering them when making your decision. For example, at Law Office of Michael L. Fell, we have enough staff to ensure we can handle your case, but we are small enough that you will always know you are an important client – not just another case number.

  9. Good Communication
  10. There is no question that you are facing a stressful situation. No matter what the charge is, what the evidence is, and what potential punishment you are facing, if you are in need of a criminal defense attorney, there is no question that you are dealing with a difficult time. The last thing you need is to constantly wonder what is going on with your case. This is not an issue with Law Office of Michael L. Fell because we always keep you up to date with what is going on.

If you are ready to request your free legal consultation, contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 at your convenience.