How Experienced is Your Attorney? Many attorneys boast of their "years of experience." The oldest attorney, or the most expensive attorney, is not usually the best for your case. Of great significance is the familiarity with the type of charges, and the knowledge and practical experience the attorney has within the courthouse in which the case will be prosecuted. What does the court, court staff, and DAs think about him or her? Unfortunately, many people get caught up on how many years an attorney has been in practice, without much regard for how many times the so-called "criminal trial attorney" has actually gone to trial, or to a defense motion and/or Felony Preliminary Hearing. Ask your attorney about their actual in-court experience in your type of case and decide accordingly if this is the best San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney for you.