What You Should Look For in a Criminal Defense Attorney

There are few things more daunting than facing criminal charges, which is why, if you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you must retain the services of an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney. However, the attorney you choose may be the difference between going to jail and walking free. Some of the most important qualities you should look for in a criminal defense attorney are as follows:

What You Should Look For in a Criminal Defense Attorney

  • The attorney should have extensive experience practicing criminal law. Your attorney should have years of experience helping individuals in situations similar to yours fight their criminal charges. There are few qualities more important than being battle-tested and having a successful track record in a courtroom setting.
  • Your attorney should be knowledgeable. Any good attorney should be able to answer all legal questions pertaining to your case. For example, if you receive a DWI, your attorney should know the potential consequences you may face and have the ability to develop a solid strategy to help you fight those charges going forward. 
  • Your attorney should be familiar with the local court system. Of course, the law is the law. That being said, courtrooms do function differently from place to place, which is why you need an attorney who has been practicing locally for years. Our firm has been situated in Bergen County for over 40 years, and our attorneys are extremely familiar with the people and procedures you will encounter in the resolution of your case
  • Your attorney must be responsive, and you should be comfortable with him/her One of the best ways to gauge whether an attorney is right for you is by asking yourself whether you feel more relieved after leaving your initial consultation. Your attorney should be responsive, answer all your questions, and reassure you that he or she has a plan going forward. Trust is the foundation of any attorney/client relationship, and you have our pledge to be honest and forthright. We will consistently work in your best interests throughout the duration of your case. 

For any additional questions regarding your criminal matter, please do not hesitate to give our firm a call today. We are ready to help you through every step of the process ahead to fight for your right to a free, productive life.

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We understand how challenging various legal issues can be, which is why we are dedicated to providing individuals with the compassionate, knowledgeable legal representation they deserve. Aronsohn, Weiner, Salerno & Kaufman has helped clients through the various legal matters for over 40 years, which is why we know we have the experience needed to do the same for you. For powerful legal counsel regarding family law, litigation, business law, real estate, and criminal law, you know where to turn–contact Aronsohn, Weiner, Salerno & Kaufman today to schedule a consultation.