Why You Need to Choose Your Criminal Defense Attorney Carefully
How to select a Criminal Defense Attorney after you face criminal charges
If you’ve been charged with a crime, you should start looking for a criminal defense attorney immediately. However, that doesn’t mean you should hire the very first attorney you see. Sometimes being hasty and rushing the process to find an attorney is the wrong way to go, and you end up with inadequate legal representation.
Your attorney is all that stands between you and the ocean of paperwork involved in a court case. The attorney is also the person who guides you through the entire court process, puts together the case, and seeks evidence that may answer questions and help you win when you finally go before a judge. Many attorneys are excellent at their work, but some are not; also, an attorney who may excel at certain cases your friends were involved in might not excel at yours.
This does not mean you shouldn’t take references from friends seriously; it just means that when you need to find an attorney, you should talk to a few and see what they think of your case. Ask them about deadlines and what time limits you may face, such as a statute of limitations or 10-day deadlines associated with OWI cases. Ask each about the paperwork you may need and what evidence you and the attorney both need to organize.
It’s essential you choose the right attorney at the start of your case. While you can change attorneys in many situations, the new attorney will be faced with fixing whatever the first attorney did (or didn’t) do. That can delay your case and create more problems.
You can shorten your search for an attorney by contacting Eisenberg Law Offices at 608-256-8356 as soon as possible. Get your questions and case information together so your consultation with our attorneys is constructive — and so we can answer your questions and get to work representing you.