Pitfalls in Hiring Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers
It is stressful being arrested. Finding the best Houston criminal lawyer for you shouldn’t add to that stress. We want you to feel confident in your choice in Stradley Law. Whichever lawyer you are considering, here are four helpful tips in how NOT to hire a criminal defense lawyer:
1. Bargain Shopping is Not a Bargain. Just as you don’t want to hire a cut rate plastic surgeon, you don’t want to hire the cheapest Houston criminal defense lawyer. The reasons for an inexpensive price can be a lack of qualifications or personal attention to your criminal case.
2. Don’t Hire a Lawyer Just Over the Phone. Your criminal defense attorney is your public face to judges, prosecutors and most importantly jurors. And you need to feel comfortable and confident in your relationship with your lawyer. Those are things that are difficult to judge over the phone.
3. Board Certification is More Important Than Lawyer Advertising. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization exists to help consumers know which lawyers have been peer-reviewed, experienced, tested and receive continuing education in their specialized area. Though there are able non-board certified Texas lawyers who actually are accomplished at the details of Texas criminal law, it can be difficult for consumers to figure that out.
4. Do Not Delay. It’s easy to find Texas lawyers, but it can be difficult sorting through the best Houston criminal lawyer for your situation. It is human nature to delay making a decision when something is uncomfortable and unfamiliar. However, for some situations, a delay in hiring a lawyer can make your situation worse.
Want to learn more about these pitfalls to avoid? Please read more details at “How NOT to hire a Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer.” Want to learn more about the background of Texas Board of Legal Specialization? Please read “Why Choose a Texas Board Certified Lawyer.”
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