STOP!!! Hiring a lawyer is an important decision. It may be one of the most important decisions you make in your life.
Despite what some lawyers may want you to believe, it’s not something you need to rush into. The time to make important decisions is not when you are under a tremendous amount of stress. Decisions made in those circumstances are often ones you come to regret. If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense you are probably worried about a lot of things – what will happen to you, your job, your family and a hundred other things. You also may think you need to rush out immediately and hire a lawyer. You’ve probably already received letters telling you to do just that.
Most people have no idea how to go about hiring a lawyer. That’s why I wrote Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer - What You Need To Know. In that, I cover things you should look for, as well point out things that are not important. I also explain the Truth About Lawyer Advertising. Unfortunately, far too many people decide who to hire based on nothing more than advertising – which includes websites. I say unfortunately because there is absolutely no relationship between the quality of a lawyer’s ads, and their ability as a lawyer. Lawyers fresh out of law school with no experience can appear more qualified than someone who has been trying cases for 30+ years.
Don’t rush into such an important decision. Before you do anything, get a copy of our free hiring guide. and then go out and pick the lawyer that will be best for you and your situation.