Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney In Los Angeles

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Hiring a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles can be a daunting task. If you are facing a criminal charge, here are some things you should consider.

Hiring a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles can be a daunting task. If you are facing a criminal charge, here are some things you should consider.

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  • 1. Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles
    If you live in Orange County or Los Angeles and you’re faced with a criminal charge I highly recommend that you consider hiring a criminal defense lawyer. In other cases, you might be relatively safe representing yourself. In a criminal defense case, the outcome could be the major difference between going to jail and the having the charges dropped. Criminal defense lawyers handle all kinds of charges; we work with cases ranging from drug crimes, domestic violence, juvenile crimes, parole and probation violations, white-collar crimes, traffic violations, weapons trafficking, kidnapping, murder and much more.
  • 2. Make your decision wisely.
    Begin by compiling a list of criminal defense lawyers. Take out your yellow pages or search on Google. You will probably want someone local, as they will be experienced with the courts.You might also need someone who speaks your language, so that is important to consider. Communication with your lawyer is critical. Once you’re done, make some phone calls to the firms and learn more information relating to meet your exact needs.
  • 3. Questions you should ask.
    The first thing you should establish is whether criminal defense is a lawyers primary expertise. How many years experience do they have? Also, ask them what sort of results they can show you from previous cases, and especially ones similar to yours. Ask them how many people they have represented, and how many times they go to court on average. Be sure to ask how they get paid, as many will want full payment up front while others want an hourly rate. By now you should have been able to narrow your list down to only a remaining few criminal defense lawyers.
  • 4. The final cut
    Review your final selections and choose those who best fit your needs; knowing how they handled cases similar to yours should be a key factor here. The lawyers and firm should be respectful and treat you kindly. Be sure that the criminal defense lawyer has adequate experience in the court system. Do not take any steps forward until you are satisfied that you’ve chosen the best criminal defense lawyer possible because this decision is crucial. Taking time to research your lawyer, and understand each other will benefit you in the long run.
  • 5. If you need a criminal defense attorney in Orange County or the Los Angeles area, please contact us today or call (866) 649-8443.