If you have been charged with a crime, be it a DUI, DWI or something far more sinister then you need to make sure that you have a great criminal defense lawyer on your side, fighting your case. So how do you go out securing the very best criminal defense lawyer? To answer that question I caught up with an old friend of mine David Serna lawyer extraordinaire and widely regarded as the best here in Albuquerque, and in the wider state of New Mexico. This state is actually rich with talent when it comes to lawyers, which makes David’s status all the more impressive. So how do you go about getting a great criminal defense attorney like David? Here is what you should be looking for.
Many lawyers could be considered as a Jack of all trades but realistically they prefer to specialize a certain branch of the law and this is what you need to be looking for. If you have been charged with criminal damage then a defense lawyer who specializes in corporate law is not going to be much good to you. This is why you need to search for a legal team which has experience and specializes in a case such as yours, this is the first place to start.
Reputation of the Lawyer
It is a well known fact that it is more difficult to build up a strong reputation if you are a criminal defense lawyer, than if you were a prosecution lawyer. This is why for you it is going to be vitally important that you find the lawyer with the best reputation that you can. To find out a reputation of a law firm or a specific lawyer you can get information from the Bar Association website, which will detail previous cases. A great reputation is likely to indicate a very high quality lawyer.
Meeting With The Legal Team
Once you have found a lawyer who specializes in cases such as yours who has a great reputation, you need to meet with them to get a feel for what they are like. During a meeting you should feel that you have a legal team in front of you that wants to win and believes that they can. You should also feel comfortable in their presence and that you can ask them anything and they will be confidence and reassuring with the answers. Ultimately you should feel that this lawyer is going to look after you and do all that they can to help you find a successful conclusion.
Something to remember when it comes to price is that the best lawyers cost a lot of money, but simply because a lawyer charges a lot of money does not mean that they are the best. If you are confident that you do have a great criminal defense lawyer sitting in front of you, and you can afford their fees, it is going to be well worth your while to let them work for you.
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