Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney

Under the duress of legal crisis is when people urgently scour the internet for criminal defense attorneys. If you do find yourself in need, it’s a good idea to research and choose carefully. You will find that there are many criminal defense attorneys with varying specialties, experience, cost and personalities. By taking a little time, you can be more certain that the one you choose will be right for your legal case.

  • COST: Of course many people have to consider cost, though it shouldn’t be the main factor in the choice. Criminal defense attorneys may charge an upfront set fee, or they may charge by the hour. Typically, there are laws that prohibit them from setting fees contingent upon an outcome. When your freedom is at stake, “you get what you pay for’” is an undesirable closing statement, so be wary of choosing an attorney based on a low cost. More is not always better either; you have to evaluate the cost in conjunction with how effective you think they will be in defending you.
  • EXPERIENCE: Your criminal defense attorney should have plenty of experience. In addition to having more first-hand knowledge of what works and what doesn’t in the courtroom, it could mean that he/she has more professional relationships with others in the arena. Hopefully if they do have that established rapport, things will go more smoothly throughout the whole process. Look them up on the internet and you may be able to find out about their success record and what other people (like clients, other attorneys or judges) think of them.
  • CHARACTER: Consider the attorney’s general demeanor and any clues you get about his/her character. Do your research but also trust your instincts. You should feel that you can trust the criminal defense attorney you are interviewing, and his/her staff should treat you with courtesy and respect.

You want to find a criminal defense attorney with an excellent reputation who has great ethics, both personally and professionally, as well as knowledge and experience, at a reasonable cost. With some research and time, you will be able to find one who will represent you well. If you need a criminal defense attorney, William D. Schroeder, Jr., Attorney at Law, offers every client professional, courteous, and confidential legal services.

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William D. Schroeder, Jr. Attorney at Law
262A Bethlehem Pike, Suite 102
Colmar, PA, 18915
215.822.2728