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How do I know who the “right” criminal defense attorney is?

When you find yourself in trouble with the law, you need the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Unless you’ve hired one before, you may not know what to look for. Not all lawyers are the same, and some have skills on their side that can benefit you.

How Can You Tell If You Have Found Your Attorney?

Whether you were pulled over on I-95 for a DUI, or were allegedly in violation of your probation, you’ll need the help of an attorney to increase your chances of getting the outcome you desire. Here’s what to look for:

  • An attorney who has trial experience. You likely wouldn’t hire a doctor who has never performed surgery before to operate on you. Why would you want to hire an attorney who has never been to trial to defend you? You can be sure the prosecution will have a skilled and experienced attorney coming after you, so you want to make sure your attorney is well-equipped to handle the job. If not, you could end up losing and getting an undesirable outcome.
  • An attorney who makes time for you. One of the advantages of hiring a private attorney is having him at your disposal. If he doesn’t call you back or find a chance to meet with you within a short time period, he likely doesn’t have enough time to give you all the help you will require with your case. Look for a lawyer who makes your needs a top priority.
  • An attorney who is respectful. The lawyer you hire should never speak down to you, act rudely, or seem like he’s doing you a favor. You are paying for his services, which means he works for you, not the other way around. If your attorney doesn’t make you feel comfortable right from the start, things likely won’t get better and it is time to find someone else.

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The Easley Law Firm takes pride in providing the people of Fairfax with the knowledge and experience they need to win their case. Contact us today to learn how we may be able to help you.


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Easley Law Firm

  • 10521 Judicial Drive
    Suite 205

    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Phone: 703-865-6610
  • Fax: 703-842-6101
  • Toll Free: 888-386-3898
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