Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer
Drunk driving, fraud, drug possession, theft, and assault are some examples of criminal charges that could result in jail time, fines, or a declaration of innocence.
Written by attorney Michael Ross.
How is the public defender appointed in criminal cases, and will there be any cost?. The public defender's office is appointed by the court only for those who are financially unable to retain... more
Written by attorney Nicole Valera.
Ask your friends for referrals. Start asking your friends and family if they know any criminal defense attorneys. Talk to the person who was represented by the attorney and ask what their personal... more
Written by attorney Aaron Norris. STAFF PICK
Bring All Your Paperwork In. Try to bring in everything that has been given to you up to this point by any police officer, judge, clerk, DA or anyone else connected to the case. Having this... more
Written by attorney Brian Gurwitz. STAFF PICK
Should I represent myself?. Many people (particularly those who intend to plead guilty) are reluctant to spend money hiring an attorney since it would cost nothing simply to walk into court at... more
Written by attorney Kristen Clardy.
Don't Talk to the Police. Every person has the constitutional right to remain silent when questioned by the police. Although it may seem that you have nothing to lose by simply telling your side of... more
Written by attorney Richard Levitt.
To choose an appellate lawyer you need to understand the appellate process and then research appellate lawyers who practice in your jurisdiction. Speak with at least a few, asking the questions... more
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