Being charged with a crime can be troublesome and downright exasperating. However, a highly skilled and experienced criminal lawyer might be able to help you get your charges dismissed entirely, or in the alternative, help reduce your potential punishment.
A criminal lawyer defends a person, an organization, or an entity that is charged with a crime. They handle a variety of case types including sex crimes, domestic violence, drug charges, embezzlement, fraud, and theft, among others types of charges
If you are charged with a crime, you need to find the right lawyer for your particular case. One way to do this is through your own research, due diligence and through asking your lawyer the appropriate questions.
First of all, you should ask your attorney how long they have been practicing as a criminal lawyer. Does the attorney actually try cases? How much experience do they have going to court for his/her clients.
In addition, you need to know the reputation of the criminal lawyer. How do their clients review them? Does the attorney have a strong track record? This information does not necessarily mean that the lawyer will win the case for you. However, it might be a good indication of his/her expertise.
As a client, you also have to know who will be working with your case. You have to ask your lawyer about this. Make sure you know the experience of the people who will be working on your case. It is also a good practice to ask your lawyer and his/her people on how they can be contacted and how often you are expected to communicate with them. Some law practices are solo firms where you have one attorney only. In these situations, what if your lawyer is sick or on vacation? Other firms have deep benches and multiple attorneys so that you never have to worry whether your attorney will show up in court. Be sure to choose a lawyer and a firm that fit your needs.