Hiring a Criminal Attorney

Most of Criminal Lawyers are Retained After Arrest of the Suspect

Most defendants to a criminal action in Florida hire a criminal defense attorney to represent their defense after being arrested. In most cases, a criminal defendant needs time to obtain funds to afford qualified representation further delaying their rights being protected.

Broward County Criminal Defense Attorneys of William Moore Criminal Defense

The fact is that most people are not prepared financially for the unexpected charge of retaining defense counsel.

After researching criminal defense firms, and an agreement being met, a criminal defense lawyer will assume responsibility for defending the case by filing appropriate paperwork with the clerk, judge and assigned assistant state attorney.

In Broward County most criminal defense law firms agreed to payment plans, while very few require the entirety of the fee upfront. Criminal clients seeking representation should always require that a written agreement be provided by their criminal defense attorney.

Meeting with your criminal defense attorney

After being retained, your criminal defense lawyer should at a very least:

Review the charges against you.

Discuss these charges with you.

Review the potential penalties.

Review discovery.

Discuss expectations of the client.

Determine how the client would like to proceed.

Explain the criminal court process.

Explain future court dates and hearings.

Obtain all pertinent information from the client.

Require Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Additionally, it is always a good practice for the criminal lawyer assuming responsibility for the case to schedule regular meetings with the client.