Choosing a Defense Attorney

Miami, West Palm Beach, Ft Lauderdale, Florida

When charged with embezzlement or another criminal offense, you need an attorney who will fight for you and your rights. Choosing a defense attorney should involve narrowing down your choices, and then carefully reviewing the credentials of each one.

In Miami, the defense attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida have achieved successful outcomes in some of the most challenging criminal cases. We have the experience and resources to fight the criminal charges you are facing.

What to Look for in a Defense Attorney

The internet and recommendations from friends and family are just a couple of the ways you can begin your search for the right attorney. Eventually, you should narrow your selection to two or three lawyers you would like to learn more about. You should consider each attorney's:

  • Experience in criminal defense
  • Reputation
  • Past criminal case outcomes

Like our attorneys, the attorney you ultimately select should have extensive experience in the area of criminal defense. This type of law is different from others, and your attorney must be able to steer your criminal case toward a desirable outcome, which means he or she must understand relevant laws, and must be familiar with how criminal cases progress and are resolved.

Questions to Ask your Defense Attorney

When you have narrowed your selection, you should schedule consultations with the remaining lawyers. These consultations are an opportunity for you to learn more about your case and the lawyer.

Questions you may want to ask include:             

  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • How many years have you been handling criminal defense cases?
  • Have you defended charges similar to mine before?
  • What kinds of criminal defense outcomes have you achieved in the past?
  • What are the possible outcomes in my case?

Before making a decision, you should be confident in the attorney's defense experience. You should also feel comfortable interacting with this person and discussing the details of your case.

If you are searching for a defense attorney in Miami, please contact the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a consultation.