You were arrested and are now facing serious criminal charges including felony. You have never been in trouble (or maybe you have) and you don’t know what to do, but you know that this Christmas you didn’t expect to be in jail. You know you need a lawyer but you don’t have any friends or relatives who practice law and don’t know who to contact. No matter who you end up recruiting, there are some simple questions that any lawyer you hire to represent you needs to be asked. Theft Crime Attorney San Marcos has some nice tips on this.
Treat criminal law?
Many lawyers have been “general practice” lawyers in days gone by that you might call if you were convicted, needed a divorce, wanted a Final Will and Testament or were involved in a car accident. As the law has changed and become more complex, a emphasis on one or two areas of law is now more popular for lawyers and law firms. Many lawyers are not defending criminal defendants, or are not handling criminal trials as a normal part of their practice. Before making a final decision on an attorney, therefore, you should possibly ask them if they treat criminal cases as a major part of their law practice.
Can you treat the sort of case to which I was charged?
Also, among criminal lawyers, there are lawyers who specialize in certain types of cases, and lawyers who refuse to work with cases involving such crimes. For example, some defence lawyers work exclusively in State Court, while others handle Federal Criminal cases as well. Federal law is generally widely uniform, and can significantly vary from the norm of state criminal law. There are lawyers nationally who work on prosecuting federal criminal cases. In addition, some lawyers refuse to treat different forms of cases such as cases of DUI, assassination or child sex due to their own personal interests or biases. But another question that you can ask before deciding which solicitor to hire is if they are familiar with the type of case that you currently face.