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Questions to Ask Your Criminal Defense Attorney

Your Criminal Defense Attorney – Four Key Questions to Ask!

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In the above video, we explore what our firm looks for every time we take on a case. And while a lawyer has certain expectations for their clients, clients should also have certain expectations for their lawyer.

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What do our clients look for in an Orlando criminal attorney?

If you are dealing with a Florida criminal law case, you need to think about what questions you want to ask a lawyer before you decide if you want them to take your case. Here are just a few of the key questions you should consider.

  1. How much experience does the attorney have with Florida criminal law?

Your lawyer needs to have specific experience in the area of the crime you are being charged with. For example, if you are dealing with a DUI, an attorney who only has experience in corporate fraud probably is not the best attorney for you. You also need to make sure that your lawyer is certified to practice law in the State of Florida, if that is the state in which you have been charged.

  1. What is the criminal defense attorney’s strategy for your case?

This question should not take your lawyer by surprise – he or she should be able to confidently and clearly explain what steps they plan to take in your case. They need to have a plan for your defense and also a plan to address the prosecution. You want a defense attorney who is both well-prepared and able to think on their feet in a Florida criminal court.

  1. How will the payment plan work?

No one really likes talking about legal fees, but if your lawyer does not talk about their legal fees up front, you need to ask them so that you are not unpleasantly surprised by the bills you receive after your case has been resolved.

  1. How will the attorney communicate with you?

Being able to communicate well with your attorney over the course of your case is essential. Talk to your attorney about how you can get in touch with them and how often they will be able to meet with you in person. If your lawyer seems like they are going to be difficult to contact on a regular basis, you should consider working with a different law firm.

Of course, do not just limit yourself to these four questions when you sit down for your first consultation. Take some time before you go into the meeting to think about everything you want to know about Florida criminal law, your case, and your attorney.

A good criminal defense lawyer should be both willing and able to thoroughly answer your questions so that you have a firm understanding of what your case will look like going forward.

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