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Questions to Ask an Attorney Before Hiring Them for Your Criminal Case

Apr 04, 2018, by Maurice Davis in Criminal Defense, Legal Blog

If you are facing criminal charges, you should know that your freedom and future is at stake. By hiring the right criminal defense attorney, you can increase your chances of reducing your charges or having your case dismissed. Below is a list of questions you should ask an attorney before hiring them for your criminal case.

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What Should I Ask a Criminal Defense Attorney Before Hiring Them?

When you’re considering hiring an attorney to defend you in a criminal case, there are a number of questions you should ask, including:

How much experience do you have with charges similar to mine?
Not all crimes are the same. Therefore, if you are charged with murder, it does not make sense to hire a lawyer who only has experience with DUI offenses. Make sure the lawyer you hire has the knowledge and training necessary to handle your unique case.

Which attorney will actually handle my case?
Often, you will initially speak to an experienced criminal defense lawyer regarding your case and later find out that an attorney with less experience will be the one who will actually represent you. If you are hiring a lawyer because of their reputation and experience, it’s imperative you make sure they will be the one defending you.

How will you charge me?
While some criminal defense lawyers charge hourly rates, others impose flat fees. You should understand that reputable lawyers may charge more. If you come across a lawyer with a very low rate, they may lack a strong reputation or do not give each case enough attention. Select an attorney with a positive track record rather than one who is inexpensive.

Do you have experience as a criminal prosecutor?
When it comes to defense strategies, experience as a prosecutor is invaluable. Ask the attorney you are interviewing whether they were a prosecutor in the past. If they were, you know they understand how the other side thinks and how to identify weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case.

What challenges and defenses do you see with my case?
The right criminal defense attorney should be able to see both sides of the story. Find out whether the lawyer you are considering hiring can identify potential challenges in your case and ask them to explain how they may be able to help you overcome them. They should also explain strategic defense strategies they may use while representing you.

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Maurice Davis of Davis Law Group is a skilled Detroit criminal defense lawyer who can make a positive difference in your case. He focuses on criminal defense and has experience as a former prosecutor. Contact (313) 818-3238 to speak to him today.