I am asking because I am not sure if I will be better prepared with two attorneys instead of one to get the best outcome possible. The question is regarding a criminal charge and need to have the best outcome.
If you are dealing with a law firm that has more than one attorney, then it is very typical that your attorney will receive legal advice or consult with other attorneys within the law firm. Regardless, there may be a benefit to hiring two lawyers rather than one; however, you would have to provide notice to the attorneys and the attorneys must reach an agreement with you on how the fees will be divided among them. I do not believe two attorneys is generally advised if your only reason is that two attorneys must be better than one. I would find one excellent experienced criminal attorney.
Unless you have doubts about one of the lawyers, you are likely only paying double fees got no reason.
Just like in medicine, it is sometimes helpful to get a 2nd opinion. Law can be collaborative and two heads is often better than one.
However, if the 2nd attorney you hire is a numb-skull, then you will be wasting your money. It is also possible that the 1st attorney may be resentful and take it as a professional insult, which would be unfortunate. Different attorneys bring different skill-sets.
The cost of being represented by a team (OJ Simpson style) may be prohibitive and overkill depending on the charge.
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