How to Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney
For those who have been arrested or charged with a crime, the criminal justice system can be intimidating. Especially for those facing a criminal proceeding for the first time, it is common to be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of your rights when charged with a crime, and uncertain about how to proceed. The fact is, the criminal justice system is more complicated than what you see in any crime procedural show on TV.
A criminal defense attorney can help navigate the system and its processes, clear confusion and defend your rights. Not all criminal defense attorneys are the same, and choosing the right one for you is critical in securing the best outcome possible. Here’s what you should consider while selecting a criminal defense lawyer.
What does a criminal defense lawyer do?
A criminal defense lawyer works with an individual accused of a crime, gathering information, completing paperwork, and investigating all necessary angles to defend the client against the charges at hand.
Areas of Practice
A number of specific areas of defense exist within criminal defense law. Before committing to an attorney, ask about their areas of specialization and their past experience. Everson Law Firm’s Criminal Defense Attorney Randall Petrouske handles a wide spectrum of criminal defense matters, including:
Drunk driving charges
Domestic violence charges
Misdemeanor and felony drug charges
Property crimes charges
Disorderly conduct charges
Criminal traffic charges
Many other misdemeanor and felony criminal charges
Experience in Local Courts
Ideally, your criminal defense lawyer will have experience in the court in which your case will be handled. Procedures may vary from county to county, and knowing the intricacies can go a long way. In addition, a familiarity, and even potential professional relationship, with the judge can help you and your attorney best prepare a defense.
Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Everson Law Firm can handle cases in Brown County, Calumet County, Door County, Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County, Marinette County, Oconto County, Outagamie County, Shawano County, Waupaca County or Winnebago County.
For more than 100 years, the skilled team of legal professionals at The Everson Law Firm have been representing clients in the area facing a wide variety of legal issues. Throughout that time we've continued to be known for our community leadership, service, and commitment to the legal profession.
Going with Your Gut
Beyond selecting an attorney that fits the technical needs of the case, you should consider the type of person with whom you want to work. You should feel comfortable asking your attorney questions, and your attorney should provide you with answers you can understand.
At the end of the day, your attorney will work for you. A good attorney will listen, take time to understand your goals and priorities and help make a plan that is best for you.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney, experienced Attorney Randall Petrouske can assist you in a wide spectrum of criminal defense matters, offer clear-cut legal representation and advocate for your rights. Contact us to set up a free consultation.