Have You Been Arrested?
When you've been arrested for a crime, a criminal attorney is needed to help in your defense. There are many types of lawyers including personal injury, family law, bankruptcy and many others. You want to consult with a lawyer who has considerable experience in criminal law.
It's important to know the types of charges for which a criminal defense lawyer is needed, and questions to ask a lawyer and yourself. Examples of crimes needing a criminal defense attorney include:
- Criminal Trespass
- Domestic Violence
- DUI / DWI
- Shop lifting
- Drug Trafficking
- White Collar Crimes
What to Look For in a Potential Attorney
There are questions to ask that will help you make an informed decision, and then lead to launching what will hopefully be a successful defense.
What to consider when you are making a choice of whom you will have representing you in a criminal case.
Areas of Experience
While an attorney may have criminal defense experience, it's important for you to find out what types of crimes he or she has handled. It is perfectly acceptable for you to ask during an initial consultation about the attorney's specific experience. You shouldn't consider hiring a lawyer who refuses to detail his or her experience or has vague responses to questions.
For example, you are interviewing an attorney to represent you in a greed theft case. Here are examples of well-thought-out questions which will help you choose a competent lawyer.
"Have you represented people who have been charged with drug trafficking?"
"What percentage of your practice involves representing people charged with drug trafficking?"
"What percentage of your practice involves appearing in the court my case will be assigned to?"
Getting specific answers that instill confidence with the attorney are essential to choosing someone you can work with. It also indicates a lawyer who will do the utmost to defend you.
An attorney may be competent, experienced and successful, but it's also important that you are comfortable in talking with him or her. The ability to freely express yourself, knowing you can ask any questions, and that you'll receive the type of attention needed are all significant factors when choosing an attorney.
Since your attorney will be your voice in court when dealing with prosecutors and talking to the judge, you need someone who will be a voice you are comfortable with. The ideal relationship between you and your lawyer will be a partnership when it comes to making decisions, as these may be some of the most impactful and important decisions you ever make.
Your attorney that will be most effective will see you as a partner in your criminal defense. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself when deciding if you want to work with a particular lawyer:
"Does the lawyer seem willing to talk openly with me?"
"Does the lawyer talk in plain language, so I can understand?"
"Does the lawyer show concern for me and want to help?"
"Does the lawyer understand me as a whole, not just the crime with which I'm charged?"
"Does the lawyer have the type of manner who will foster trust with prosecutors, judges and, possibly, jurors?"
By following these guidelines, and asking informed and well-thought-out questions, you will greatly increase the likelihood of choosing a competent and effective lawyer who cares about your case and does the best job for you.
Criminal charges may impact your life for many years to come. Make sure you hire an attorney who will protect your interests.
Call Vincent Rivera because he will know the subtle details that can make or break your case. Do not accept that felony charge that can strip away your rights and haunt you for the rest of your life.
Vincent Rivera is made for the job as a trial lawyer.
He is considered a shrewd and cunning negotiator, but also personable, persuasive, and gets along well with other lawyers and judges in the community.
Vincent possesses finesse that allows for confrontation and assertiveness while maintaining an open line of communication with the prosecution, judge and jury.
Vincent excels in communication skills as well–both verbal and written.
These are skills absolutely critical to being a great trial lawyer.
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