Getting arrested and charged with a criminal offense in California is a serious situation, and you need an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side to protect your interests and defend your rights. But how do you choose a criminal defense attorney that is right for you? At the Law Office of Bradley S. Sandler in Beverly Hills, our team understands how critical selecting the right defense attorney is for your case. If you or someone you know has been arrested for a criminal offense, call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our representation is right for you.
Get References From Friends and Family
One of the first steps that you should take when determining the right criminal defense attorney for your case is to ask friends and family for references. If someone you know has had a good experience with a criminal defense attorney, it is worth checking that attorney out to see if he or she is right for you. In addition, check online for criminal defense attorneys that handle the type of crime charged and add them to the list.
Do Your Due Diligence
It is important that you do your due diligence on attorneys before hiring them for a criminal case. This means doing more than looking at a rating online or trusting the word of a single reference. Look at multiple rating sites for reviews of the attorney, schedule an appointment to interview the lawyer for your case, and find as much information as possible on the attorney before making a decision. You should interview multiple criminal defense lawyers in order to learn the differences between them and finding one that is right for you.
Hire a Lawyer with Experience
The right lawyer for you will always be an attorney who has experience. First and foremost, this means having experience defending clients against the specific crimes of which you are accused. It does not matter if a lawyer has 20 or 30 years of experience if little or none of that experience is in handling your type of criminal matter. Having experience also refers to experience inside the courtroom. There is always a chance that your criminal case may go to trial, so you need an attorney who has experience and is comfortable defending you in court. Be sure to ask any potential lawyers how much courtroom experience they have and the outcomes of those cases.
Trust Your Gut
Last but not least, trust your gut when it comes to choosing the right lawyer for you. Pay attention to how the attorneys interact with you. Do you feel comfortable around that lawyer? Do you think that the lawyer will be able to connect with a judge and jury in a courtroom? Does the lawyer have the experience you want in an attorney representing your criminal case? All of these questions are relevant when determining which criminal defense attorney is right for you.
Talk to Our Office Now
To learn more about the wide range of legal services provided to our clients facing criminal charges in California, call or contact the Law Office of Bradley S. Sandler in Beverly Hills today.