When searching for a Portland Criminal Defense Lawyer, it can be difficult to know just what to look for. Some people may assume that all attorneys are the same, so they just arbitrarily pick one and hope for the best. If you have been charged with a serious crime, however, this can have serious consequences on your freedom and your life going forward. Therefore it is important to ask questions of the attorney before hiring them to make sure they are qualified to assist in your defense.
Most attorneys offer free consultations to learn the facts of your case before deciding if it’s something they can help with. A person should use this time to ask questions of the lawyer, including:
- How long have you been practicing?
- Do you deal solely with criminal defense?
- Approximately how many clients do you have?
- Will you be available to update me on my case?
This last point is perhaps the most important. An attorney-client relationship is built on trust, and that trust is fostered through solid communication. Having an attorney that gives you regular updates on your case ensures that your case is getting the attention it deserves and hasn’t simply fallen through the cracks.
At Kroll & Johnson, we work to foster solid communication with our clients and make sure they know we are doing everything possible to fight their criminal charges. We understand that your pending case is likely the most important thing on your mind and we take that responsibility seriously. We will aggressively fight your charges and work to secure the best outcome possible for your particular charges. To learn more about how we can help and the schedule a free consultation, contact Kroll & Johnson today.