If you’re going to hire a criminal defense attorney to fight for youand defend you in court after you’ve been charged with a crime here in Michigan, make sure that you’re getting the best legal representation you can afford. After all, this is your future and your freedom on the line. But how do you do that? How do you ensure that the lawyer you choose is the right one? Is there a way to be sure you’re getting the attorney best suited to your particular case, and your particular needs? Well, the truth is, there are no guarantees in life, but there are definitely some things you can look for to ensure a good fit with your criminal defense lawyer. Here are a few things to think about before you hire your attorney.
1. You need to be comfortable discussing all the facts of the case with your criminal lawyer
The primary purpose of an attorney is to represent you in your criminal case, and defend you throughout your case. And in order to do that successfully, we have to have all of the facts. That means you need to tell us everything. Every little detail of what happened, and what you said and did. We need to know the good and the bad. If you’re not comfortable telling your attorney the truth, or explaining all of the details of your case (regardless of how embarrassing they may be) then this isn’t going to work. Your attorney won’t be able to defend you properly if they don’t have all the facts. So one of the first things to consider when choosing a lawyer is your comfort level with them. If you don’t feel like you can talk to your attorney candidly, then you need a different attorney. Our criminal defense team is not here to judge you. Our job is to be your warrior and fight to the finish.
2. Your attorney’s areas of expertise plays a big role in how well they can help you
Your neighbor might be the best plumber in the whole city, with decades of experience and a 5 star rating on Google. But that doesn’t mean you’d hire them to fly your plane. Why? Because experience and expertise in a specific area makes a big difference. You wouldn’t hire a great heart surgeon to safely roof your house, or a highly recommended car mechanic to treat your sick dog. In the same way, you wouldn’t hire a lawyer who specializes in bankruptcies to handle your sex crimes case. So finding an attorney with decades of experience in criminal defense is critical if you want the best chance at fighting the charges against you. The criminal defense team at The Kronzek Firm has more than 25 years of experience in the criminal courts located in the lower peninsula of Michigan.
3. A good reputation makes a huge difference in your chances of success
Remember that 5 star rating your neighbor the plumber has? Well, that’ll come in handy when you decide to add that second bathroom to your home, and you need a great plumber with a stellar reputation. Because who wants a two star plumber handling that kind of job? Not you (or anyone else in their right mind for that matter.) Reputation matters, and when it comes to defending your freedom, your rights, and your reputation in your community, you’re going to want someone with a great reputation to handle your case. After all, a two star lawyer isn’t going to be much better than a two star plumber – both of them will leave you sorry in the end. So, hire the very best criminal defense attorney you can afford. Remember, it is often said that you get what you pay for.
The Kronzek Firm’s criminal defense attorneys fit the bill in every way
Join us next time for a few more things you need to look for when choosing the right criminal defense attorney to defend you. But until then, if you’ve been convicted of a crime in Lansing, Howell, Okemos, Dewitt or Grand Ledge, the Kronzek Firm can help. Our seasoned criminal defense attorneys have more than a quarter-century of experience handling criminal matters, and what’s more – we have an excellent reputation for being both aggressive and honest in all of our dealings and working tirelessly on behalf of our clients to offer them the best possible defense in their individual cases. Call 866 766 5245 when you’re ready to hire the best.