If you’re facing criminal charges, you need a criminal defense attorney to help. But how do you select the right one? There are plenty of criminal defense lawyers, but you need the best one for your situation. This video explains how to go through the process of selecting a criminal defense lawyer.
The best way to get your search going is to ask for referrals from your loved ones. If they have been in a similar situation and their lawyer helped them, they will be able to point you their way. If they don’t know a criminal defense lawyer, they may know another lawyer who can recommend someone to you.
You should also look online. Check reviews and testimonials to see if the lawyer is in good standing with their previous clients. Make sure they engage with their clients, whether they leave a positive or negative review. If they do, it means they’re dedicated to their clientele.
You also need to make sure you are selecting a lawyer with a specialty in criminal defense. You wouldn’t go to a surgeon for a runny nose, right? The same is true with lawyers and their specialty. A family law attorney will not be able to help you like a criminal defense attorney.
For more information, watch the video above.