How to choose a criminal defense attorney?
– Locate several attorneys with experience in the specific area.
-Set up initial consultations with at least three criminal defense attorneys. A lot offer a free initial consultation.
-Come prepared: bring a copy of your Probable Cause Affidavit and a list of questions.
-Ask the criminal defense attorney the questions that are important to you: communication (if you will have the attorney’s direct phone number, if you will have access to the attorney after regular business hours, how often the attorney might visit an incarcerated client), payment plans, depositions, motions on suppression issues- whatever might be of importance to you and your family specifically.
-Assess your level of comfort with the attorneys you have met.