Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Why Hire a Local Buffalo Criminal Defense Attorney?

Most people will never set foot in a courtroom accused of a crime.  However, for some people infractions of the law occur, no matter how small, and you find yourself accused of a crime.  If this is you, don’t settle for a public defender that may not have the right experience to defend you well.  Hiring an attorney who has the right experience in the right location is a must.
Ask yourself these questions when considering which attorney to hire to defend your case:
1.       Is my case important to them?
A good lawyer should make you feel comfortable and confident that they are fully invested in your case and that they will do everything in their power to defend you.  You should be able to trust them with any and all details of your story with no hesitation.
2.       Is this attorney familiar with local laws?
Whether you live in the area where the crime was charged or not, finding an attorney in that area is crucial.  Local attorneys know the court system, prosecutors, and laws in the local area and have a much better chance of putting together a successful defense when they are working in their own part of the country.
3.       What is their track record related to your charge?
Would you hire a real estate attorney to defend your DWI or a tax lawyer to handle your divorce?  Of course not.  Find out if the attorney has actual experience with cases that deal with charges similar to yours and how successful they have been.
4.       Do they use appropriate language with you?
Having a language barrier can be a huge problem in the attorney/client relationship.  You should understand each other clearly and be able to communicate well.  Also, don’t settle for an attorney who uses too much “legalese” that is difficult for the average person to understand.
There are many more things to consider when hiring a criminal defense attorney to defend you in court, but these questions are a good start.
J John Sebastian Attorney at Law is an attorney who will pass these questions and more with flying colors.  Give his office a call and see for yourself what hiring the right attorney can do to change your life for the better.

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