If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need a defense attorney you can depend on, both in and out of the courtroom. In the process of selecting a lawyer to represent you, here are a few important characteristics to look for:
- Experience. Find a lawyer who has experience in the field, particularly with the type of crime you’ve been accused of. It often takes years of practice to become comfortable with the criminal justice system, so you need an advocate who is skilled in every step in the process. Though many cases result in plea bargains rather than jury trials, this may not be the case with your charges, so be sure to select someone who has experience with both types of resolution.
- Good Track Record. Be sure to ask your attorney about his or her track record with cases like yours. Determine how many plea bargains have been obtained for clients as well as his or her record in court. These figures will help you understand your attorney’s skills and experience.
- Excellent Communication Skills. Be sure to select an attorney you feel comfortable speaking with. You’re going to have to discuss every detail of the events surrounding the crimes you’re charged with, so it is vital that you feel at ease with your lawyer. In addition, your representative in court should be professional and eloquent, so evaluate the way he or she speaks.
At Blumberg & Associates, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality criminal defense services to our clients. To see what sets us apart from other firms, schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys by calling (602) 277-6180.