There are few things more stressful than being charged with a crime. Unfortunately, people are charged with crimes every single day in New Jersey and around the United States. That being said, all those facing criminal charges have one thing in common: they need an experienced attorney on their side. At this point, after being charged, there is nothing more important than hiring skilled legal representatives who can effectively fight on behalf of their client. This is why below, our Bergen County, New Jersey criminal defense lawyer has compiled a short checklist of the qualities for anyone to look for in a criminal defense attorney. Read on to learn more.
Your Lawyer Exclusively Practices Criminal Defense Law
Though this is not entirely necessary, you should strongly consider this before proceeding with an attorney. Many attorneys who are primarily personal injury attorneys and only dabble in criminal law would be happy to take your case, but should you let them? The answer is probably not, as an attorney who exclusively practices criminal law is most likely best suited to effectively guide you through your legal matter.
Your Attorney is Knowledgeable of the Law
While the law is complicated, your attorney should be able to answer all of your basic questions regarding your charges and your case off the top of their head. If your attorney cannot inform you of the potential charges you may face, as well as the potential strategy he or she may take with your case, it may be cause for concern.
Your Attorney Has Solid Online Ratings
The best way to gauge a business or an attorney is by simply checking their ratings on Google. the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi maintains a 5-star rating without 100 reviews, which speaks volumes about our dedication to our clients.
You Are Comfortable With Your Attorney
Of course, understanding the law and applying it to your case as effectively as possible is the number one job of any attorney. However, you should also feel comfortable with your attorney, knowing that he or she is on your side and truly cares about your best interests. Here at the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi, we pride ourselves on connecting with our clients, fighting for their rights, and keeping them informed through every step of the process.