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3 Common Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Criminal Lawyer

Criminal Defense

Hiring the right criminal lawyer can go a long way towards helping you get the best resolution for your legal problems. However, it’s not unusual for people who are searching for criminal defense attorneys to make a few mistakes during the process. Burnette & Payne wants you to be aware of three issues so that finding an attorney is hopefully a smoother process.

Mistake #1: Hiring the wrong attorney

Facing a criminal charge is a high-stress situation. You may feel pressured to hire the first attorney you meet. Unfortunately, acting quickly can cause you to hire the wrong person to represent you. Instead, take as much time as you can to learn about a criminal lawyer before you commit to working with them.

Mistake #2: Working with an inexperienced criminal lawyer

An inexperienced criminal attorney may not understand all the nuances of your case. In addition to the length of time they’ve practiced criminal law, consider how much interaction an attorney has had within your local court system. The amount of time they’ve spent working on criminal cases really can make a difference in the quality of representation you receive.

Mistake #3: Going with ‘old school’ research methods

Billboard ads and television commercials may get your attention, but modern technology gives you a host of other ways to research attorneys before hiring them. Read reviews and testimonials online to get an idea of what it’s like to work with a particular lawyer.

When you need a criminal lawyer, contact Burnette & Payne to discuss your case. Our criminal defense attorneys in Rock Hill, SC are ready to see how we can help you.