What to Ask a Prospective Criminal Defense Attorney

The right criminal defense attorney can make all the difference when it comes to your pending criminal case. There are several helpful questions to ask a criminal defense attorney and ways to prepare for a beneficial consultation.

At Corso Law Group, our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys works tirelessly to get to know every client. It helps us prepare the best possible defense for cases such as DUI, criminal speeding, drug possession, weapons possession, assault, felony offenses, violent crimes and more.

Along with a strategic legal plan that’s tailored to your needs, Corso Law Group treats you and your family with the respect you deserve during all aspects of the legal process.

Here are a few questions to ask your prospective attorney and tips to help you prepare for a preliminary consultation:

Two Important Questions for your Attorney

  1. Have you handled other cases like mine?

It’s crucial to connect with an attorney who’s experienced in the field of law that your case falls under. For example, if you’re arrested for DUI, you need a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in the procedures, case law and successful outcomes of a DUI case.

  1. What are the possible outcomes of my case?

Once you explain your situation, your future lawyer should be open to discussing the potential approaches that could be taken with your case and the different results that could occur.

In general, you should have open lines of communication with your attorney so that he or she can keep you up-to-date on what’s going on through the duration of your case.

How to Prepare for the First Meeting

– Read over all legal documents and paperwork that you have regarding your case and bring them to the meeting. Going over your documents ahead of time will help you feel more prepared when you meet with your prospective attorney.

– Create a list of any questions you might have about your case. This is your chance to get answers and clear up any confusion you may have about certain laws or aspects of your case.

– Prepare to discuss costs associated with your case. Before meeting with an attorney, it’s a good idea to think about what you can afford for your defense. Remember – a cheaper attorney isn’t necessarily a better option for you or your case.

– Be able to provide a detailed, chronological summary of what happened including dates, names of people involved, locations, etc. Knowing your case inside and out, and being able to share that information with your attorney will help create the best possible legal plan for you. The more information, the better, so make sure you have as many details and specifics as possible. Remember, there are confidentiality laws attorneys are required to follow, so don’t be afraid to share any necessary information.

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