If you are facing criminal charges, whether you are guilty, innocent, or somewhere in between, you deserve an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you have never needed an attorney before, you might not be sure what to look for. If you have worked for an attorney in the past without a good income, then you might also be wondering what you should be prioritizing when hiring someone. Read on to get the answer and learn ways to know you have found the right attorney.
- They Offer You a Free Consultation
- They Have Experience in Your Particular Type of Case
- You Feel Confident in Their Abilities
First and foremost, you need a free consultation. Without one, it is nearly impossible to know that you have found the right attorney. This consultation offers the best chance to learn about their background, their style, and whether or not you feel comfortable with them. It gives you the chance to learn about the defense options they would suggest for your specific case.
Asking for payment for a consultation is essentially like asking a job applicant to pay to interview with a company. Choose an attorney like Law Office of Michael L. Fell who will consult with you with no cost and no risk.
Experience is important but make sure you are looking at more than just general experience. If you are facing charges of stealing a boat, you do not want to hire an attorney who only defends people for white collar crimes – and vice versa. The truth is that the law is complex and very different from one case to another. You want an attorney who knows right where to start – not someone who is going to spend hours researching just to get up to speed.
The best way to know if they are experienced in your type of case is to ask them during your consultation, or review their website.
While it is important to find an attorney with experience and skill, and while you do not want to choose someone based exclusively on their personality, you also do not want to be stuck with someone you do not trust or feel comfortable with. You should choose an attorney whom you believe will keep you up to date on your case, fight diligently for you, and otherwise represent you to the best of their ability.
If you are ready to get started, we recommend you contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 to request a free legal consultation. We are happy to talk to you about your case, your options, and how we can help you.