Finding a Brownsville Criminal lawyer
Whether you've been arrested or have heard that there's a warrant out for your arrest, finding an experienced Brownsville criminal lawyer is one of your first priorities. But where do you begin your search? Who do you ask for recommendations? Below are a few recommendations to keep in mind during this difficult time.
- 1. Don't take your bail bondsman's advice. Bail bondsmen are prohibited from recommending attorneys to criminal defendants in Texas. Though the practice is illegal, it's not unheard of for a bail bondsman to flaunt the law. The problem with using an attorney the bail bondsman recommends is that the bondsman wants to get his money back as quickly as possible. A good criminal lawyer may set the case for trial which could delay the bondsman's payback by a year or more. In contrast, a less aggressive attorney may resolve the case faster and get the bondsman's money returned faster, but this is not to YOUR advantage.
- 2. Look for an experienced Brownsville criminal lawyer with solid results in cases like yours. While each case is unique, experience counts. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will have a large knowledgebase to tap into and will also be familiar with the judges and opposing counsel involved in your case.
- 3. Book a consultation with an attorney. It's important that you're comfortable with the person you're entrusting with your future and a face-to-face consultation is by far the best way to see if there's a good connection. However, it's not all about whether you like one another. It's also about qualifications. Ask smart questions. Remember, this consultation is an interview and you're looking to hire the best possible criminal lawyer to handle your case.
Contact us today to schedule a criminal defense consultation in the Brownsville, Texas area.