Selecting the Right Defense Attorney

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Selecting the Right Defense Attorney

At Beehive Bail Bonds, we’re here to help if you or someone close to you has been arrested. Our team has years of experience assisting clients with the costs and many other concerns that come along with being booked in jail, and this isn’t even the extent of our offerings.

In addition, we provide a comprehensive list of local criminal defense attorneys we have relationships with if you need help with your case moving forward. Every attorney on our list will give you a free consultation if you mention us when you call them. On top of that, here are some tips we can offer on selecting a good attorney to help represent you if the time ever comes.

Specialty

There are a number of different types of law out there, from civil and corporate law to bankruptcy law. These are all totally different specialties for attorneys, and criminal law is just another of these.

While some attorneys will have multiple specialties or areas of practice, you generally want to look for one who specializes in only criminal law or related subsets of it. If you can find a lawyer who has direct experience with your exact kind of charge, that’s even better. It’s common to find attorneys who specialize in DUI cases, for instance.

Free Consultation

As we noted above, all the attorneys on our list will give you a free consultation if you mention Beehive Bail Bonds. Many attorneys will do this generally. Make sure you take full advantage of this consultation if it’s available, asking questions about the attorney’s experience, references and the length of time they’ve been practicing for. Beware of any promises or guarantees that seem too good to be true – they probably are.

Who Represents You?

If you decide to go with one of the larger firms on our list, it’s likely they have several different lawyers who handle their case load. If this is the case, you want to get clarity on exactly who will be handling your case – ensure you aren’t simply being handed off to the least experienced attorney in the building, and that you’re getting the attention your case needs.

Fees and Rates

Regardless of which attorney you pick, get the basics on their fees and costs up front. Compare rates across a few law offices to make sure you aren’t being price gouged. But once again, be wary of deals that seem too good to be true, as they likely are.

Recommendations

If you have any family or friends who have been involved in similar cases to yours recently, ask them for references if they were happy with the legal services they received. In addition, you can use online reviews to get a picture of how previous clients have found a given attorney.

For more on finding the right defense attorney, or to learn about any of our bail bond services, speak to the pros at Beehive Bail Bonds today.

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