How to Choose the Best Attorney for You – Top 3 Things to look for.

It was a pleasure speaking with you earlier —thank you for taking the time to contact me. I know that this is a difficult situation for you—no one ever wants to need a criminal attorney. And it’s important that you pick the right attorney to handle your case, because you’re putting your future in the hands of another person. So it better be the right person.

That’s why I want to arm you with the information you need to help you make the best decision possible.

Here are the top three things to look for when choosing a criminal defense lawyer:

  • How he treats you.

    You want an attorney who communicates clearly with you and isn’t afraid to give you detailed information on how he would handle your case. Too many times attorneys treat information like it’s top-secret and you only get the privilege of knowing it if you decide to hire them. But that’s ridiculous! Once you’ve spoken with an attorney about the details of your case, they shouldn’t be afraid to give you information—they should be eager to tell you how they would tackle your case! If they won’t communicate openly and clearly with you upfront, how will they talk to you throughout the rest of the case? You want someone who lets you know what’s going on throughout the process, someone who keeps you informed about the case and the court system itself. Someone who gives you realistic expectations about what will happen next.

  • Reviews.

    This is the best way to gauge how an attorney really treats his clients. When clients write about their experience they usually give you insight into the attorney’s communication and courtroom style. Everyone is different so you want to look for the attributes that matter to you. For example, many people want an attorney who is easily accessible—they don’t want to get stuck talking to a secretary every time they call. Read his reviews and you’ll find out whether the attorney is easy to reach or not. People tend to comment on the things that are important to them and that will give you a good understanding of how the attorney handles his cases and more importantly, his clients.

  • Local attorneys

    …can give you a certain amount of “home court advantage.” Someone who has been practicing in the courthouse that you need to appear in for many years has a familiarity with the the mind-set of judges, prosecutors, and other key players in the system. They are familiar with what the different judges expect, and with the culture of the courthouse itself. They know how to conduct themselves in order to give you the best advantage possible for your case.

Thank you again for taking the time to speak with me. I hope you find this information helpful, and that it assists you in finding the right attorney for your case.

If you have any questions about this material, or would like to have any further discussions, give me a call at (516) 742-2300.

All the best,

Scott J. Limmer

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