Choosing a Good Criminal Defense Lawyer
South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys
When you are facing serious consequences such a jail time, fines, or probation, it is important that you hire a criminal defense lawyer who best suits your needs. With so many lawyers out there, it may be overwhelming to try and select one that is best suited to fit your criminal defense needs.
For someone recently released from jail, it is important to immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney, especially before the next court date . The sooner this is done, the better chance you have for a successful defense, and if you have been arrested though not yet been charged, your attorney may find it possible to have the charges dismissed.
Keep in mind, the single most important element when choosing the right lawyer is trust. How can you tell which criminal defense lawyers should earn your trust? Here are a few suggestions to help you when deciding the best criminal defense lawyer to trust with your situation and to represent your case.
Finding The Right Criminal Defense Attorney
Online Search: Using the specifics of your criminal charge, use an online search engine for an attorney in the location where you were charged, such as domestic violence attorneys, or illegal possession defense attorneys, Columbia, S.C.
Narrow your Search: Review the top firms listed on your search and carefully review the attorney’s credentials to make sure they are a good match for the specifics of your criminal case. Look for key background information; has the attorney practiced in Federal court, what is his/her history defending cases similar to yours? How would this attorney go about defending your case?
Attorney Specific: Search the specific attorneys you determined to be good matches for your case. Continue to review the history of his/her cases and consider looking into local news outlets for any additional information relevant to your case.
Compare Information: Use websites of the major and most reputable criminal defense associations and search for the attorney’s name. Unlike the original sources you researched, these sites provide facts about the lawyer as opposed to the advertised lawyer.
Call the Firm: Call and ask if they provide free consultation and speak with the attorney that you want to represent you.
The criminal defense lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC provide an aggressive, well planned defense and will fight to have your charges reduced or even dismissed. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your situation and hear how we can help