If you have been arrested for a criminal offense, you should seek the help and guidance of a legal professional. A legal professional knows the law, and the possible defenses available to you and is able to inform you of the rights you may have. A professional will also inform you as to whether your case is weak or strong, and if it is weak, they are aware of how to make it stronger.
Without the help of a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, you are blindly arguing for your rights and what you are entitled to. You do not adequately know when you are being offered something unreasonable, or what your chances would be if you were to fight for yourself in Court. Not to mention, with a plethora of evidentiary rules, you will not be able to present your evidence and arguments efficiently if you are not well versed in what may be admitted.
If you understand the importance of having a legal professional on your side, then it is more than likely you will be calling different attorneys and speaking to them about your case. It is also more than likely that you will be quoted a wide range of attorney’s fees.
If you are someone who has never retained an attorney before, you will wonder why certain attorneys charge more than others. It is, after all, the same facts, the same case, and the same court in which the case will be heard.
The truth of the matter is, certain attorneys have been practicing law for many years and have are very well versed in the laws and defenses. In addition, they are regular faces in the courthouses. The Judges know them well, as do the clerks and deputies. An attorney who has been specializing in criminal law, especially in the courthouse in which your case is heard, the Judge will know the attorney’s reputation and will know the attorney is reasonable and knowledgeable.
An attorney will have higher fees, but that is because they can provide you with the results you are looking for. When you are facing potential jail time, and excessive amount of fees, you want someone to fight for you and to argue your case with the best defenses. You do not want someone who has been doing criminal defense for about a year, and is not as adept as other attorneys.
When your future and your potential consequences are on the line, it is not worth attorney shopping for the best bargain. It is in your best interest to focus on the attorney’s knowledge, experience and the focus and determination they are known to give each and every one of their clients.