Most people have never had to hire a lawyer before. They have no idea what to look for, or what questions to ask. The internet is full of hype; every lawyer is “tough”, “aggressive”, “caring” and will “work hard for you “. No lawyer looks bad on the internet, so selecting a lawyer can be overwhelming unless you know what to look for.
The decision on who you hire is the most important decision you will make and may determine the ultimate outcome of your case. It’s not something you should rush into. Instead, you need to take your time and make an informed decision. The question is how you do that since most people have no experience in hiring a lawyer. If they have used a lawyer before, it was probably on something completely unrelated to criminal law. I believe one of the most important factors you should look for is why the lawyer chose to go into criminal law; which is something that's seldom talked about on websites. You want someone committed to seeking justice, and not someone simply trying to earn a living.
Your Future Is at Stake - Don't Make the Wrong Choice
Every week there are stories about innocent people who have spent years in prison for something they didn’t do. Even if you’re guilty, that should concern you because it shows the system doesn’t work the way it is supposed to. These cases are learning experiences, which few lawyers take advantage of. Not only can you learn what to avoid, you can also find new ways to prove innocence.
I have been personally involved with many of those cases through my work with the Innocence Project of Texas. I’ve seen first hand what can go wrong when lawyers are unprepared or don’t take their job seriously. I’ve also seen new approaches to prove innocence, many of which involve the use of science and forensics. I bring that information to each case I handle, to ensure that each client receives the best possible representation.