Coming up with a criminal-defense strategy is a complex undertaking that involves more work than most people realize. When you are the defendant in a case, you have to work with an attorney who you can trust. There are many different things that people consider when they are choosing a lawyer.
One factor that often comes into the picture is the attorney's reputation. Most people want someone who has a good track record with similar cases. Even though this is certainly important, you need to evaluate how the person plans on handling your case since criminal-defense matters must be customized.
Another factor is whether you can establish a good rapport with the lawyer. You have to be comfortable being fully honest with your attorney. We understand that this can be a difficult aspect of a criminal case; however, honest enables us to set up a factual defense on your behalf.
As you are working with your attorney to get your case pieced together, you need to take a realistic look at what you are facing. Trying to sugar coat things and not focusing on reality can be detrimental because it might lead you to make incorrect decisions.
It is important that you think about ways the criminal matter might impact you now and in the future. We are here to help you learn about the possible penalties that you are facing and what options you might have for dealing with your case. Once we know the direction of your case, we can work with you to fine-tune things and prepare for what's to come.