If you’re facing a felony charge, you’re probably thinking about how to find a trusted criminal defense attorney to take on your case. However, it can be difficult to choose the right lawyer for your case, and be sure that he or she will have your best interests at heart. While it can be overwhelming, there are some guidelines that you can follow when searching for a criminal defense attorney so you can find someone who is reputable and will understand your case. In this post, we’ll detail these guidelines so that you can choose the right lawyer for your case. Contact The Law Offices of David I. Goldstein if you’re facing a felony charge or conviction in the state of New York. With more than 40 years of experience, the team here will take on your case, examine all of the facts carefully, and defend your case as best as we can. Don’t hesitate to contact us now!

A Consultation

Even if you’re facing a minor criminal charge, it’s important to have a consultation with a criminal defense attorney. You need to compile as much evidence as possible before the consultation appointment so that the lawyer will be able to give you sound advice. Even if you plan on representing yourself, you need to walk through your case with an experienced attorney who understands how criminal defense cases are handled in New York and what to expect during the trial and prosecution. It’s essential to the success of your case that you speak with a seasoned criminal defense lawyer so that you can understand what to expect and what the outcome of your case may be. It’s easy to be embarrassed about your case, but it’s essential to be honest with your attorney so he or she can give you the right advice.

Experienced

Finding a criminal defense attorney who has plenty of background and years of handling cases is important. Knowing the ins and outs of the court system, how to speak to a judge to incur a favorable outcome, and different strategies all comes with working with numerous clients, so look for a lawyer who has at least 10 years of experience. He or she may have higher fees than someone who is fresh out of law school, but experience is invaluable, especially when handling a criminal case.

Communication

You want a defense attorney who will call you with questions, updates, or just to see how you’re holding up. Sometimes there isn’t a lot of change, so there might be a few days of silence, but it’s always comforting to hear from an attorney who cares about you and not just your case. Further, a lawyer who will take the time to explain the complicated jargon and the processes of criminal law and the court system will put your mind at ease so you can know what to expect next. This explanation and communication will help you to make good decisions about your future and what you want to do next to help your case.

Understanding

Being charged with a crime is scary, embarrassing, and stressful. Having a criminal defense attorney who is there to understand you and your current situation will help you to feel heard and understood. However, try to remember that your lawyer isn’t there to be your personal counselor. If you’re truly struggling with the ramifications of your possible conviction, it’s best to seek out a professional counselor, therapist, or psychologist to help you handle the stress and decision-making processes better and in a more healthy manner.

Approach

You want your attorney to have a definite and carefully planned approach for your case. It’s important that he or she review your case and the evidence and then devise a plan of action of how it needs to be handled and addressed. Further, it’s essential that you follow his or her recommendations and advice so the best possible outcome is achieved. Knowing that your lawyer has the steps planned out for your case will allow you to relax and trust the process. Of course, feel free to ask questions and voice your concerns if you don’t understand what is going on or what your lawyer is planning to do next.

Don’t hesitate to contact a criminal defense attorney if you’re facing a criminal conviction. The longer that you wait to talk to a lawyer, the less that he or she will be able to do for your case. As soon as you’re able, call The Law Offices of David I. Goldstein! Our hours are 24/7, so we’ll always take your call and do our best to help your case. Pick up the phone and call our experienced New York criminal defense team at (845) 208-4930 now!