Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer
Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
When you or someone close to you is charged with a crime, the most important action for you to take is to find the right criminal defense firm to represent you. Factors such as experience, knowledge, dedication and integrity are all important characteristics you want in a law firm.
Experience and Reputation
Experience representing clients in the same type of case you have is a key factor in choosing your criminal defense attorney. For example, a lawyer that has a great reputation for nursing home litigation, is not necessarily the right choice for fighting drug trafficking charges.
Ask friends and co-workers if they know the names of any attorneys they would recommend. If people you respect and trust have good things to say about the lawyer in question, then you are off to a good start. Remember, your future and your good name are in the hands of the person you choose, so be sure that person knows what he or she is doing.
Education, Instruction and Lecturing
The commitment to earning a law degree takes a lot of dedication, hard work and extra schooling above and beyond standard college courses. The ability and dedication to teaching others and lecturing on important legal and social issues demands respect from one's peers. The right attorney has credentials and respect from both their legal and social circles.
Meet Your Prospects
The criminal defense lawyer with whom you are most interested should be happy to meet with you for a free consultation that consists of the details of your case and a question and answer session where it is your turn to ask the questions about them.
Make a list of questions and concerns and pay close attention to what your instincts tell you. If you are uneasy about the person, it is time to move on and find someone who can put you at ease and earn your respect and confidence in their abilities.
The criminal defense law firm you choose must be the one who will tirelessly fight for your rights. To learn more, please contact The White Davis & White Law Firm, representing clients in Greenville, Anderson and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and surrounding counties.