Hiring a criminal defense attorney is probably something you never planned on doing. In the middle of one of the most stressful times in your life, you now have to find the lawyer who will be able to help you make your case and get the best result for you in a court of law. Here are three tips to help you hire the best criminal defense attorney for you.

  1. Experience matters. Experienced attorneys have the background and knowledge to assess your case. They can give you honest feedback on what to expect and will know the best course to pursue. If your case should go to trial, they’ll have courtroom experience that will prove invaluable as your story is presented to a judge and jury.
  2. Find a lawyer who has experience in your particular type of case. Although most criminal defense attorneys will take on all types of cases, many have a niche where they’ve been particularly successful. Look for someone who’s got the best track record and who will be likely to help you the most.
  3. Which attorney is the best fit for you? While legal knowledge is certainly important, you’ll also want to make sure that your lawyer has a certain understanding of who you are as a person. This will help them convincingly communicate your side of the story in the courtroom. They’ll be able to fight for you and get the best possible outcome. Plus, when you feel like your attorney is truly on your side, you’ll trust them more.

At Burnette & Payne, we’re here to help you. Charlie Burnette has worked with clients throughout South Carolina since 1979. His criminal defense experience includes drug crimes, alcohol crimes (including DUI), violent crimes, and gun crimes. If you’ve been charged with a crime, please call our Rock Hill, SC office to schedule a consultation.