The law is complex, and is never easy to describe or explain. And the fact that the system often relies on “gray areas” rather than simply black and white doesn’t make anything easier. And it is because of this that people need to do everything in their power to make sure they pick the BEST criminal defense attorney possible. After all sometimes its more than just your freedom at stake, it could be your reputation.
And to make things even harder for the everyman—the selection of criminal defense attorneys is quite huge in any major metropolitan area. Most people end up selecting an attorney that does them wrong. Or even worse that doesn’t care. Countless times, I’ve heard of relatives complaining their lawyer doesn’t listen, or is never on time—or even worse: they miss trial. And having a bad criminal defense attorney can lead to a conviction, and a sentence…for something you may have not even done. Yes! It’s that important! So how can you know that you’re making the right choice when you first meet your criminal defense attorney? A lot of ways.
First and one of the most important aspects is experience. Experience is the most important thing you can get in any attorney. It doesn’t matter where their office is located, or what car they drive. If they have years upon years of experience, and plenty of trial experience under their belt—experience is always a good thing to have. Not only that but experience means connections, and connections can help greatly—a defense attorney who personally knows judges or district attorneys is someone you want, as they will more easily be able to make settlements and deals with the prosecution. So be sure the first question you ask is—“how long have you been practicing?”…then follow that with, “how is your success rate in trial?”
Another thing you can ask regarding experience is their area of expertise. Some criminal defense attorneys specialize in just DUIs or just Drug Possession charges—it really depends on your particular situation which lawyer you should actually choose.
Experience is important, but its far from everything. You also need to see what kind of staff your potential criminal defense attorney has on staff. A criminal defense attorney has A LOT of responsibilities and its almost impossible for one to do everything by themselves. So ask what kind of staff he has in employment. Does your criminal defense firm have assistant investigators who will assist in collecting evidence to prove your innocence? If not—you may want to think twice.
When it comes down to it, the system of justice in the United States is far from simple. And too many times, an innocent person will get convicted for crimes they didn’t commit—and that definitely isn’t right. But to avoid being caught in that position—its important you take time to choose the perfect criminal defense attorney for circumstance. After all its your whole life on the line in some cases, don’t you want to be in good hands?
So if you want to be in good hands, and live anywhere in Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley—be sure to call Bien and Robinson. The law offices of Bien and Robinson
have countless years of experience, and can handle any case! Call now for a consultation—you can judge our quality yourself!
Bien and Robinson
are a team of very experience criminal attorneys located in Los Angeles. With over 25 years of experience, and numerous trials—there’s no doubt they can handle your case. Call Bien and Robinson