Questions to Ask Before Hiring a New York Criminal Defense Attorney

There are few things more important than hiring a knowledgeable Rockland County criminal defense attorney when you are facing criminal charges. Below are some of the most important questions you should ask yourself before going ahead and retaining the services of an attorney.

Does your criminal defense attorney exclusively practice criminal law?

One of the most important questions you should ask yourself before hiring an attorney is whether he or she has a focus on criminal law. Many attorneys practice various fields of law, and they will be happy to take your case, but is this always the best move? Probably not. Do not risk getting a “jack of all trades” when you can hire someone who has extensive experience working in the field of law you require.

Does your attorney know how to answer your questions on the spot?

Your attorney should be able to give you straightforward, honest answers, every time you ask a question. Of course, attorneys cannot promise guarantees, but your attorney should be able to inform you of the potential penalties you may face upon conviction, how your attorney plans to fight those penalties, and more.

Are you comfortable with your attorney?

Trust is the basis of an attorney-client relationship, which is why you should leave your initial consultation with your potential attorney feeling confident that he or she will do everything in his or her power to obtain a positive outcome on your behalf. Our firm will answer your questions, inform you every time an update occurs and will keep you in the loop through every step of the process ahead.

Does your attorney have solid ratings on Google?

If you’ve never tried a restaurant before, but you check and notice it has almost exclusively 5-star reviews, it is a safe bet that the restaurant is a good one. The same is true for attorneys. Attorney Carl Spector maintains a 5-star review on Google, which is a testament to the hard work he is willing to put in for you, the client. If you have any further questions or you are ready to get started, please do not hesitate to give our firm a call today.

Contact our experienced Rockland County firm

Those facing criminal charges in New York need a strong Rockland County defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Fortunately, our firm is ready to put over 30 years of experience to work for you. Call today or contact The Law Office of Carl Spector online to schedule a free confidential consultation. We are ready to help you go on living life positively, happily, and free from the burdens of a criminal conviction–all you have to do is ask.