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Steps to finding a good lawyer include:
You want a lawyer that has a passion for the law. You don’t want a lawyer that is just doing their job representing you. You need a lawyer that loves their work. Look for an attorney that will listen to your story, show interest, and fight for you. All experience is not the same. Years of experience working on tax law are not the same as courtroom experience defending those with charges similar to yours. Find a lawyer that specializes in being a criminal attorney.
Trust your gut feelings. How does your prospective lawyer make you feel? You want someone that will act as your advisor, explaining your options and then letting you choose. If your lawyer makes you uncomfortable or pressures you into making a decision, choose someone else. It takes a village to raise a child and a strong legal team to prepare for court. Getting ready for the court isn’t a one-man job. Your attorney will rely on others as they work your case. Ask to meet the administrative staff, paralegals, and other lawyers.
Find a lawyer that will explain your options from plea bargains to sentencing. Every decision you make carries lasting consequences and you need the information to make an informed choice.
Find a lawyer with courtroom experience; just in case. Heading to court is expensive, but sometimes is the best option for your case. You need a lawyer that isn’t afraid to go to court and represent you.