Mistake: Hiring the wrong type of lawyer
Many attorneys take these cases when they are not truly criminal defense lawyers. Often, they are general practitioners who primarily handle non criminal cases. They are divorce, bankruptcy, estate, real estate, business or other kinds of lawyers. It is, therefore, common for people to be dissatisfied with their representation and the money they paid for it. In contrast, I concentrate my practice on criminal defense cases. Only in that way can I be at the top of the profession and consistently outperform. Which results in the highest percentage of satisfied clients as possible. Every case has issues and weaknesses. As a criminal defense only lawyer I an exceptional at finding each and every issue that pertains to your case and exploit them to your advantage. Like no other lawyer
Mistake: Retaining the cheapest attorney
A number of attorneys will advertise or quote low rates. You get what you pay for. Good and proper representation starts with a meeting, which is at no cost initially, to get the detailed facts of the case, your circumstances and interest so that a fair fee can be set for handling your case properly. Thorough preparation of your case and the hard work that I put into every case, along with nearly thirty (30) years of experience, superior ability at trial, reputation and tenacity gets you the best results. I am most effective at avoiding mediocre results. I want each and every client to be completely satisfied by the time their case is completed, and feel that their fee was more than worth what they got for it.
Mistake: Not taking an arrest seriously
You should act promptly and hire an attorney as soon as possible. You need advice and counsel. What to do and not do. A demand for speedy trial, for instance, may need to be made. Time limits mat apply. Evidence may need to be captured timely. There are many issues and strategies to be formulated. Proper preparation of your case involves a lot of work and time. There is only so much time before the trial date. You only have one opportunity to get it right.