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Finding the right attorney for your criminal case

by Doug Stoddart A Depth of Legal Knowledge and Experience

In an ideal society, people would go through their lives without having the necessity of a criminal attorney. However, this is not an ideal society, and unfortunate situations can occur anytime. Situations where you must have the right representation to make sure your rights are protected.

Finding the right representation should not be an outcome reached by rolling the dice. You must choose an attorney who practices exclusively in criminal justice rather than other areas of law. This is necessary because only an attorney who has expertise in practicing criminal proceedings will be outfitted with the understanding of laws and subtleties that may aid to prepare and present your legal argument.

Here are three other important factors you can consider to find the best criminal attorney.

License

To get accepted as an accredited and practicing attorney, every attorney must sit and pass a comprehensive bar exam. The first thing you should consider is whether or not the attorney is licensed to practice law in the state of Massachusetts as it can help you ascertain if the attorney will be able to defend you in your case.

Experience

The attorney may be an associate with a law firm and serve as an apprentice to another senior attorney-at-law. This is a common practice that attorneys do in order to gain experience in courtroom proceedings. They may question the witnesses, argue the details of the law, manage parts of the voir dire, and present the opening remark or closing argument. As the civil litigation attorney in Boston moves up the experience ladder, they are assigned clients for lower level trials.

Personality

In addition to the right credentials and requisite experience, the attorney should also be easy to communicate with. You must feel comfortable speaking about your case with them. An attorney that comes across as patient, helpful and interested in the facts of the case will likely be the one you can easily trust. The easiest way to find how the attorney interacts with you is to have a preliminary discussion with them.

Finding the right attorney is not as challenging as it may seem. You can easily research potential attorneys online and find their education and areas of specialization. You must determine what the cost of hiring an attorney will be. Legal fees can be very high-priced, depending upon the nature of the crime and how much time the attorney expects to spend working on your case. Just remember to look around until you find the one you can work with.

The consequences of a criminal case can affect you and your family for years, so finding the best attorney will be your best bet against more severe outcomes.

 


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About Doug Stoddart Freshman   A Depth of Legal Knowledge and Experience

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