New Albany DUI Lawyers
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- Fifer Law Office:
Burglary, Theft, Robbery
- Brightwell, Bruce:
represents individuals in both state and federal court for all types of criminal charges
- Betteau Law Office:
What You Need To Know
Get a criminal defense attorney who concentrates his practice in the area of defense that you need. Many criminal defense attorneys not only handle routine criminal defense cases but some concentrate in a particular areas of defense. Get a lawyer who is willing to put in sufficient time to learn about your case and your defense and you will do fine.
Determine what kinds of qualities are important to you. Do you want someone with well-established credentials? Does your case require someone who has special knowledge of a certain area of criminal law, or will any criminal lawyer be sufficient?
Ask friends if they know (or have experience with) a criminal defense attorney. This is not the time to hire your 3rd cousin who once won a speeding ticket case for your uncle. If you are charged with a crime that can cause you to have a criminal record, you need someone who knows exactly what he is doing.
Don't be fooled by advertising slogans, such as "former deputy district attorney" or "aggressive trial lawyer." Meet the lawyer and decide if you have confidence in his skills and feel comfortable with their analysis of your case.
Inquire if the attorney you are interviewing has ever taught at a law school (or CLE program) or published a legal article. Teaching and publishing takes research, field work, dedication, as well as commitment to good practice policies. It also is a good way to determine your lawyer's standing in the legal community.
DonŐt make decisions solely on advertisements, every lawyer is a trial god if you believe the ads. Use ads to acquaint yourself with the lawyer, not to make decisions.
DonŐt fall for promises to achieve a particular result with your case. Each case is different and although some consistency can be suggested, no competent lawyer can promise you a jury trial win or a favorable plea bargain.
You donŐt want an inexperienced lawyer, you are not there to have someone learn on your case.
You donŐt want a lawyer who professes not to be a trial lawyer. All this means is that you are probably going to take a plea bargain, like it or not, because your lawyer does not know how to analyze, negotiate, prepare, and fight your case with a goal of winning the case at trial.
You donŐt want a lawyer who is not a criminal defense lawyer.
- Lorch & Naville:
* Serious traffic violations
* DUI and OWI (drunk driving charges)
* Drug charge defense (possession, sales, etc.)
* Assault charges
* Domestic violence-related charges
* Theft crimes
- Stanley Robison:
Have you or a loved one been charged with a crime? Choose a lawyer who is not afraid to fight to protect your rights. Choose a lawyer who knows the research and preparation that needs to go into a criminal law case. Choose a lawyer with experience that speaks for itself.
- George A. Streib Jr.:
Were your rights violated?
Was proper police procedure followed?
Was any evidence against you collected through illegal search and seizure?
Were you held too long after being charged?
Do some of the statements against you simply not add up?