Getting arrested and charged with a crime is a scary and stressful experience. It can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side to defend and protect your rights. But how do you find the best criminal defense lawyer for your case? At Select Law Partners, PLC, our knowledgeable Virginia criminal defense attorneys have handled thousands of cases and successfully defended many clients accused of criminal acts. We can and will help you with your case. To learn more, call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Ask for Referrals and Do Online Research
Choosing the best criminal defense lawyer for your case can be the difference between a conviction and freedom. The first step in finding the best criminal defense lawyer for your case is to do online research for criminal defense attorneys in your area who have positive reviews. Check their firm websites and third party rating sites with independent reviews. If a friend or family member has had a positive experience with a criminal defense attorney, add them to the list. Create a comprehensive list of potential criminal defense attorneys for your case.
Narrow the List of Potential Attorneys
Once the list is complete, the next step is to narrow the number of potential attorneys for your case. Remove any lawyers that do not specialize in defending the type of crime of which you are accused. Remove any lawyers not in the immediate geographic area, as you want to be able to see and communicate with your attorney regularly. Finally, take any lawyers off the list whom you do not feel would be a good fit for you and your case.
Schedule Interviews to Find the Best Fit
After your list is narrowed, schedule interviews with the remaining potential criminal defense attorneys. Come into each interview prepared with a list of questions that will help you determine whether that lawyer is the best fit for you and your case. Questions should be focused on learning about how the attorney will approach your case, their negotiating tactics and trial experience, what their fee structure is, track record of success with your type of case, how many cases they handle on average at the same time, what their fee structure is, whether they will be handling your case personally or will be handing it off to another attorney at the firm, and any other questions that will help you determine whether they are the best fit for your case.
Contact Our Office Today
Are you or someone you know in need of an experienced Virginia criminal defense attorney to advocate for their rights during the legal process? Call the office or contact us at Select Law Partners, PLC to schedule a free consultation of your case and learn more about why our office is right for you.