How to Choose the Right Lawyer
Choosing the right attorney to help you with a criminal matter can be a daunting task. There are a lot of attorneys that advertise that they do criminal law. Many legal practitioners often moonlight in criminal law cases because it appears easier than the civil work that they are used to. All too often, it is these attorneys that are good at negotiating, but aren’t so good at being prepared, or even willing to announce ready to trial.
The key to any successful criminal defense practice is the knowledge, experience and wisdom to know when to fight a case and when to settle. If you don’t have the proper balance to set the appropriate cases for trial, you lose credibility in this profession.
Kick-ass criminal defense attorneys focus on the detail and find witnesses to help your case. Police officers routinely summarize their police reports. What does this mean? This means that the officer writes the report, unfortunately, in favor of the prosecution. Our job as advocates is to test the accuracy of said reports, obtain the notes, records and other records to show that perhaps they didn’t do their job right.
Don’t plead guilty because it is the easy thing to do. A criminal conviction will chase you all your life, through immigration, work and other aspects of your life. You get once chance to fight, fight it right. Defend yourself against frivolous charges.