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Monday, December 17, 2012

Questions For Your Defense Attorney

When you're facing a criminal charge, the choice of criminal defense attorney is obviously crucial. This is the person who will be defending you in the most difficult time of your life. Fortunately, this is a choice you get to make. You should not be reluctant to ask probing questions of potential defense attorneys. These are some of the questions you should ask when choosing a lawyer.

•    How Much Experience Do You Have: People tend to talk about "lawyers" in general terms, but there are countless areas of law, and they all have their own sets of traditions, protocols and expectations. If a friend or family member recommended a particular lawyer to you, make sure he or she has substantial relevant experience, both in the appropriate area of the law and at trial.

•    Who Will Be Handling My Case: It's important for you to know who will be defending you. Occasionally, clients will speak to a partner or associate for their initial meeting and then find themselves dealing with an entirely different attorney throughout the case. This isn’t necessarily wrong, but before signing on with a firm, make sure you know who will be defending you.

•    How Much Will You Communicate: Lawyers are busy, and too often client communication can fall through the cracks, even on important matters like settlement negotiations. Establish early in the relationship how often you can expect to communicate with your attorney and make sure you have a designated contact person at the firm who will handle your questions should the lawyer be unavailable when you call.

Choosing the right attorney is important to successfully resolving your case.

If you are looking for a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

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