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These Are Five Signs That You Have Found the Wrong Attorney for Your Criminal Case

Nothing is more crucial than selecting the best criminal defense lawyer when you are facing a charge. There is a ton of information available on how to choose the best attorney, but very little on the red flags indicating the candidate you're considering is not the greatest fit for your case. Here are five warning signs that you could be heading in the wrong direction.

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Guaranteed outcome

Although you certainly want a lawyer that is upbeat about your case, they also need to be realistic. You should leave the situation as soon as they make a particular favorable outcome a promise. While Law Office of Michael L. Fell can take steps to ensure the best outcome, no one can foretell the future, thus it is better not to put your faith in a lawyer who makes such a promise. In actuality, doing so is prohibited by State Bar regulations.

Unspecific fees and charges

A qualified lawyer will outline all the fees involved in representing you. According to California law, lawyers must deliver a written copy of their contract that details all charges and fees for their services. Then both you and the lawyer must sign this agreement. You should leave that attorney if you don't have a written contract.

Inadequate experience

There is no doubt that an attorney needs to start off someplace. However, because this is a criminal matter, it shouldn't be their first case. In actuality, you're seeking a lawyer with expertise in your area of need. For instance, if you are accused of a drug crime, you should seek a lawyer with experience in drug crimes, but someone accused of a theft offense would want to employ a theft lawyer.

Communication problems

In the end, your lawyer's hands are practically holding your freedom. They are not the right at attorney if they are unwilling to keep you informed, if they are unwilling to respond to your inquiries, and if they are unwilling to contact with you. You can depend on us to keep you updated as your case progresses via the phone or email when you engage with Law Office of Michael L. Fell.

Forcing a plea agreement on you

A plea bargain could be your best option for you, depending on your criminal history, the evidence against you, and the gravity of the accusations you face. Having stated that, you shouldn't hire a lawyer who wants to promote this choice.

You want a lawyer who will go through all of your alternatives with you, provide you with their professional judgment, and then go forward in the direction you choose. They ought to work for the finest plea bargain for you if it comes to that. They should put out all possible effort to get you found not guilty if you choose to go to trial.

Call Law Office of Michael L. Fell right now at (949) 585-9055 to schedule your free case review. We are here to represent you as effectively as we can and to provide you with our many years of legal experience.