What Questions You Should Ask Your Criminal Defense Attorney

Facing criminal charges in Maryland can be very frightening, and from the time of the arrest to your trial it can be a confusing, upsetting, and difficult time. If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, it is extremely important that you hire a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney to obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

The benefits of hiring professional legal counsel are many. An experienced criminal defense attorney can build an aggressive defense on your behalf in order to protect your future and, negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf.

When searching for a MD criminal defense attorney, it is essential that you ask the right questions when discussing the circumstances of your case so that you can retain the right lawyer for you. The following are questions you should ask a criminal defense attorney before retaining him/her to represent you in your criminal case:

  1. Ask your potential lawyer what experience he or she has with similar cases. Ask for their credentials and see if the attorney has advanced training in the specific area of law you may need.
  2. Ask your potential attorney about who will be handling your case; if the lawyer has associates, the case may be handled by one of them, so ask about their credentials and if you are able to meet with them.
  3. Ask the attorney to explain to you all of your legal options in your case. If he or she is experienced, they will be able to give you a good idea of the penalties you may face upon conviction based on the offense.
  4. A good lawyer will likely be expensive, so ask about any and all potential fees and the manner of payment. In addition, ask if any experts will be brought in for your case and what their fees may be.

Hiring an attorney for your criminal case should not be done hastily, and it is imperative to ask a potential lawyer about their experience and training so you can be assured they will be the best person to represent you in your case. At the law firm of Alpert Schreyer, our knowledgeable Maryland criminal defense lawyers have spent decades representing Maryland and District of Columbia residents facing criminal charges. Our attorneys have the skills to defend you in your criminal case and the track record of success to prove it. Discuss your case with us at no cost by calling (866) 444-6363, and read our client testimonials to see how we have helped others.

About Andrew Alpert

+Andrew is one of the leading DUI and criminal defense attorneys in both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He blogs about Maryland DUI law, has numerous videos on the subject and has been asked to appear on national television to offer his legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.