No criminal offense should ever be taken lightly. Hiring a criminal lawyer to help you with your case shouldn’t be, either. You and your attorney need to be on the same page when it comes to your defense. In order to do that, you need to ask the right questions to find the right firm to represent you. Burnette & Payne Attorneys At Law have three important questions you should always ask a criminal lawyer before deciding whom to hire.
Question 1: Who exactly will be handling my case?
You’ll want to start working with your lawyer immediately – but you don’t want to talk with someone who doesn’t plan on working with you. Ask directly if the lawyer you’re meeting with will be the one you’ll work with throughout the course of the case. Many high-profile attorneys pass cases off to junior associates once you’ve agreed to work with their firm.
Question 2: Will you tell me about your experience handling criminal law matters?
Always ask a lawyer about their experience with criminal law cases. Ask the attorney about past clients who’ve been in similar circumstances as yours. What were the results of those cases? This will give you a good perspective on their skills and what they may be able to do for you.
Question 3: What is your first impression of my case?
Finally, it’s best to know where you stand before moving forward. Don’t hesitate to ask any lawyer you’re considering what they think of your case. While no one can predict the future, an honest conversation upfront will keep you from being blindsided down the road.
Work with a criminal lawyer who’s willing to fight for you. Contact Burnette & Payne Attorneys At Law for a consultation.