Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2018
If you are facing criminal charges, you should retain a criminal defense attorney to represent you in the courtroom. The first step in hiring a lawyer is to attend a free legal consultation at his or her office to discuss the facts of your case, learn about the lawyer’s practice, and decide whether you will hire that firm to represent you.
To get the most out of your free legal consultation, you can take several actions to prepare. Creating a list of questions to ask, gathering relevant documents, and discussing legal fees and strategy at this meeting will enable you to determine what firm to hire.
During your consultation, your lawyer will ask plenty of questions about the facts and circumstances of your case. You may ask your lawyer any questions you have. Since lawyers often charge for time, this consultation is your chance to receive answers for any pressing queries without a fee.
Write down a list of questions to ask your lawyer before your meeting. Bring these questions with you so you do not forget to ask them.
Clients often ask criminal defense lawyers about their legal background and training, case management and assessment, and legal fees.
During your free consultation, the lawyer will ask questions to get to the facts of your case. You must bring copies of relevant paperwork for the lawyer to review. This will save time and allow the lawyer to provide accurate advice regarding your legal strategy.
Along with the circumstances of your case, it is important that you come prepared to discuss your legal options and fees.
After presenting the facts of your case and any relevant documentation to the lawyer, launch into a discussion of your legal options. Prior to your meeting, think about options – for example, whether you want a trial or to settle out of court. This will help you determine if the lawyer’s proposed legal strategy is right for you.
Make sure to ask the lawyer questions.
In addition, you should ask your lawyer about how the firm’s legal fees work. Some firms operate on a contingency fee basis. Others charge an hourly or flat rate. Make sure to ask plenty of questions to obtain a clear picture.
If you are looking for legal counsel for your criminal defense case, contact the lawyers at Graham Donath Law Offices today. Our firm has experience defending clients in practice areas such as assault and battery , drug possession and sale, and sexual assault. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at our offices in Riverside or Orange County.