Tips for Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney
Choosing a criminal defense attorney can feel like a difficult undertaking, especially considering the impact that your criminal defense attorney will have on your case. I understand the importance of choosing the right criminal defense attorney to obtain the best outcome from your case. I offer an array of services in the criminal defense field to ensure that your needs can be met throughout your case. If you are unsure about choosing the right criminal defense attorney to meet your needs, contact me at (801) 317-4764 for more information.
Consider Their Experience
It is important to understand the experience that your criminal defense attorney has before you make a decision. For example, you will want to ensure that they have experience practicing in the same field that you need legal guidance in. I have been practicing law for over 7 years and generally specialize in criminal defense. When you work with me, you can be confident that you’re obtaining the services of a legal professional that is experienced in the criminal defense field.
Meets Your Specific Needs
Consider the exact needs that you have for your criminal defense case. Are you facing a DUI charge? Do you need legal representation for a drug charge? Whatever your specific situation is will dictate the right criminal defense attorney to meet your needs. Consult with me to learn more about the various industries and case types that I have experience in.
Specializes in Your Field
Law is an incredibly vast field. Due to this, it is extremely difficult for any lawyer to practice in all fields of law. When you are facing a criminal charge, you need to focus specifically on obtaining the services of a criminal defense attorney. This doesn’t mean that your lawyer needs to only practice criminal law, but they do need to specialize in this field. I offer primarily criminal defense services to ensure that you can obtain the best services to meet the needs of your criminal charge.
Experienced in Local Courts
Each local court may operate slightly differently. Due to this, it can be extremely advantageous to ensure that you choose an attorney that is experienced in the local courts that your case will be going through. Every state has slightly different laws and an attorney has to be licensed in a specific state in order to practice law there. I practice law primarily in Northern Utah counties, such as Weber, Morgan, and Davis, but I also travel throughout the state. My experience in courts across Utah can provide you with the ideal services to meet all of your needs.
A criminal charge has many different aspects and it can be extremely difficult to undertake without the appropriate guidance. Due to this, you will want to ensure that you choose a criminal defense attorney that is responsive to all of your needs and communications. I strive to get back to you as quickly as possible in order to answer all of your questions and address all of your specific concerns.
Whenever you are unsure about the attorney that you are looking into, you will need to ensure that you read reviews on their website. For example, you can visit my website and read the reviews of prior clients that are posted there. This can help to give you information regarding the experience you can expect to have with me.
Gauge Confidence Level
The confidence level of your attorney is another important thing to consider when you choose an attorney. Your attorney should be very confident, but they should never give you absolutes. A good attorney will never make promises that they can’t fulfill regarding the outcome of your case.
Listens to You
You are your attorney’s priority. It is important to pay attention to how well your attorney listens to you and considers your needs throughout your case. If you have any concerns regarding your specific case, I am passionate about ensuring that all of these specific concerns are met.
The outcome of your case will depend on many different factors. Due to this, it is critical to practice good communication with your attorney to prevent misunderstandings and problems that may otherwise crop up. Consider the communication style of your attorney and think about how well it meshes with your own style of communication. Clear, concise communication is critical in procuring the best outcome for your case.
Trust Your Instincts
Your instincts often tell you things that your conscious doesn’t pick up. If you have an uneasy feeling regarding an attorney that you are considering, you should likely try to find the services of another attorney. The communication with your attorney is absolutely critical in obtaining the best outcome for your case. When you don’t fully trust your attorney, you may find yourself hiding things that can make a substantial difference in the case. Trust your instincts and choose an attorney that you feel comfortable with.
Don’t Fixate on Price
As with most things in life, you often get what you pay for when it comes to legal guidance and other legal-related services. The price of the legal services shouldn’t be your primary concern when you choose an attorney for your criminal defense charge. It is crucial to pay attention to all of the previously discussed factors when you choose an attorney, rather than choosing your attorney solely on the basis of price. While price will inevitably be a part of your decision making, it is important to consider these other aspects, as well.
Choosing the right criminal defense attorney will help you to obtain the best outcome for your criminal charge. I, Zachary C. Holbrook, offer an array of criminal defense services to help guide you through the court process. Doing your research is an important part of ensuring that you choose the right attorney to meet all of your specific needs. If you have any more questions regarding how to choose a criminal defense attorney or how my services could be a good fit for you, contact me at (801) 317-4764 for more information.