5 Considerations to Find the Right Criminal Defense Attorney for You
Hiring the right Criminal Defense Attorney is critical to protecting your rights!
If you are arrested or charged with a crime, your next decisions are critical. Not every criminal defense attorney is right for your case, no matter how good he or she is. Before you hire someone, take the time to make sure that person is the best choice–not for a random, hypothetical case, but for defending you against your charges.
1. Do They Have Criminal Defense Experience?
Many excellent attorneys focus on civil trials. They may be great at what they do, but their experience won’t help them give you the best criminal defense. The rules and the law are different.
2. Do They Handle Your Type of Defense?
Even within criminal defense work, differences abound. An attorney who specializes in OWI trials may not be the right choice for a murder case. Make sure the attorney has experience and expertise with your kind of case.
3. Do Your Personalities Mesh?
You will be working closely with your lawyer up through your trial. If you and your attorney don’t like each other or get along well, that will create a difficult working relationship. You don’t have to be best friends, but you should be comfortable with the person representing you.
4. Who Will Work on Your Case?
Law firms often assign teams to a case, including some combination of partners, associates, and experts. Talking to an attorney who would be a good choice only helps if that person will actually be doing the work on your case. Ask about who will be doing what, and make sure you understand and are comfortable with those people.
5. Are They Listening?
Every criminal case is unique. Your defense will depend on the attorney not only being smart, but understanding your situation. If you feel like he or she isn’t listening to you, you won’t trust that person to give you the help you need.
Not every good attorney is right to handle your criminal defense. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, contact Eisenberg Law Offices, at (608)256-8356 or online. We will give you the defense you deserve.