Do a Google search for “San Diego criminal defense attorney” and you’ll get almost a million and a half results. Click on the Google map next to the result and you’ll find little red dots all over it, like a bad case of chicken pox (with a large concentration downtown).
With so many options, how are you supposed to find the right criminal defense attorney for your case?
Find an attorney who specializes in your kind of case.
You wouldn’t hire a tax attorney to represent you in a murder case, would you? While that might be an extreme example, the point is that you’ll want to make sure the attorney you hire to represent you has experience in the kind of trial you’ll be facing. Some attorneys do almost nothing but DUI’s. Some concentrate on violent crimes such as murder or rape. You’re not likely to find an attorney who only defends one particular type of crime cases, but you’ll want to make sure the one you hire has experience for whatever you’re facing.
Ask your friends.
Chances are you know someone who has had the need for legal services before. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends for advice on hiring a lawyer. Not only can they share their experiences to help you get through yours, but they can tell you what they liked or didn’t like about their lawyer.
Find an attorney you like.
The lawyer you hire will be instrumental in determining the course of your life, so it is important that your attorney is someone you feel comfortable with. That means different things to different people though. Maybe you want hgh therapy an attorney who is friendly and good natured, or maybe you want one who is all business. Either way, talk to your potential attorneys and get a feel for them. Make sure you are comfortable with this person before you hire them.
Find out about your attorney.
Let’s say you’ve met with a few criminal defense attorneys that you like; what’s next? Don’t be afraid to look them up. You can read reviews on sites like Google Places and Yelp. You can also find out if your attorney is associated with any particular organizations aside from the California State Bar.
Check the supporting cast.
Attorneys usually have more than one case going on at a time and have people helping them with their cases. It’s not a bad idea to also do some research about the people who will be assisting in trying to keep you out of jail. It’s also good to know what will happen on the off chance that your attorney becomes ill or, for whatever reason, is not able to be there for you during your trial.
Of course, we at Seneca Law Group feel that we can provide you with the best representation in your criminal defense case. We feel comfortable telling you to ask these questions of your potential attorney, because not only are they details everyone looking for a criminal defense lawyer needs to ask, but also because we know we can provide you with everything you will need. If you need a criminal defense attorney in San Diego an the surrounding areas, call us at (619) 630-8LAW (8529) or go to our website’s contact page.