An individual or business entity that is investigated or charged with criminal activity requires the professional guidance offered by a criminal lawyer. However, if you are looking to select a criminal lawyer in Florida, here are some pointers to find adequate legal representation from one who has been fighting criminal cases here since Ronald Reagan was president.
It is extremely important to find a defense lawyer who is experienced in criminal law. Similar to doctors, the best attorneys concentrate their practice in niche areas of practice. Criminal legal procedure is an extremely complex field and therefore only an experienced criminal attorney should be engaged to represent your case irrespective of whether it is in State or Federal court. It is also best to engage a Florida criminal lawyer with specific experience pertaining to your type of criminal case.
Whether you are given a driving offense citation with a promise to appear or are arrested for a theft case or a drug case, make sure your criminal defense lawyer has lot of experience handling similar matters. Whether it’s for a Misdemeanor or a Felony in Florida, there are several ways to find suitable legal representation. One of these is Google reviews.
Here you can see what real people who have had experiences with the attorney think about the lawyer. Beware of solely relying on reviews because some may be fake or placed there by unscrupulous people. Do some independent research and contact some of those people who have used the attorney as a reference and by all means visit the attorney for a sit down meeting. You will know in your gut whether the lawyer is someone you can trust and work with.
Before you choose, make sure you select a couple of lawyers to speak with. Check their backgrounds online through a search engine, then pick one to go speak with. While this will not render all of the information that you need, it could definitely provide helpful information. Certain criminal lawyers are associated with organizations for attorneys who fight similar matters to your own. This helps keep their practices up to date with the ever changing laws. You must also check with the local bar association to ensure the attorney has not been disciplined and to make sure that all the licenses are valid.
Experience is Crucial
There is no substitute for hands on litigation experience in a criminal courtroom. It is by far the most important consideration that one must keep into account in choosing a criminal lawyer. Every case is different as are the personalities of every judge, prosecutor and the law enforcement officer. Attorneys which have been around the local legal landscape for a long time tend to be a bit more expensive but it is often money that this well spent.
At the end of the day, it boils down to why you need a criminal attorney. Criminal lawyers have a lot of experience in defending clients both in the court and out of it. In certain situations, cases are agreed and a settlement is reached out of court. The results of these types of cases however depend on its individual circumstances and each case is different. A criminal attorney will be responsible for protecting his clients rights and ensuring that they get the best possible results. Criminal charges have a lot of effects on every aspect of a person’s life and the criminal defense lawyer you select should be sensitive to those and understanding, not cold and callous.
You are in need of a criminal attorney if you happen to be facing criminal charges. The outcomes of the case depend on the experience and expertise of the attorney. If you want someone to duly represent you, someone in whom to confide, call me. I’d like to meet you and get to know you and educate you about the defense of your case for free. If you agree that I’m capable of fighting your cause through thick and thin, then you can hire me and my criminal defense team. I offer reasonable fees and payment plans to fit most budgets.
With my over 8,000 clients and 27 years of experience, I’m experienced in all areas of criminal law and will definitely fight for your rights to try to win your case with utmost zeal. Come in for a FREE, No obligation chat about your case. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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If you have any questions about this or any other criminal accusation, call Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Albert Quirantes at: 305-644-1800 or visit our homepage www.CriminalDefendant.com for a direct link to the office or a text message or a map and directions to our office.