Three Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Criminal Lawyer
Facing criminal charges can be a stressful and frightening experience. Your reputation, your livelihood, even your liberty may be at stake. The importance of engaging an experienced specialist criminal lawyer to represent you cannot be undermined. When your liberty is at risk the consequences of engaging the wrong lawyer to represent you will go well beyond disappointment, wasted time and money. Needless to say, taking the time to carefully consider your options for legal representation is absolutely essential.
THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
Question 1. Enquire About The Lawyer’s Background And Experience.
We suggest you make enquiries into the lawyer’s education, when they were admitted as a practitioner, their career experience in defending people charged under criminal law. Specifically, you should ask the lawyer the following questions:
- What year did they complete their law degree;
- For how long have they practised criminal law and what kinds of cases have they worked on in the past;
- In which courts have they appeared and acted as legal counsel; and
- Whether the lawyer or the legal practice in which they work focuses exclusively on criminal law matters.
Andrew Williams has presented this information. His educational credentials, work history and expertise in the practice of criminal law are detailed on this page.
Question 2. Does The Legal Practice Focus Exclusively In Criminal Law Matters?
There are a lot of law firms practising in WA. Most of them focus on areas of the legal profession other than criminal law. For advice and representation on criminal law matters, it’s important to engage a lawyer whose practice focuses solely on criminal law. At the Andrew Williams Criminal Law Offices, we don’t practice other areas of law like Family Law, Property Law, Commercial Law or matters of that kind. Our firm specialises and practices exclusively in criminal law and traffic law matters. Andrew Williams has dedicated his whole legal career to representing persons accused of offences under the criminal law of WA.
Question 3: Will You Be The Lawyer To Handle My Case In Court?
If you engage a larger law firm, in particular, be aware that the lawyer you initially meet at the firm may not be the person who ultimately defends you in court. Your relationship with your criminal lawyer should be one built on confidence, trust and understanding. How can you possibly have confidence and trust in your lawyers when the conduct of your file changes hands? You simply can’t. With this in mind, ask the lawyer if they will be the one taking care of your case from start to finish. Ask them if they are the person who will represent you and advocate for you in court. At the Andrew Williams Criminal Law Offices, every single client’s matter is overseen and attended to by Andrew Williams himself. The client-lawyer relationship is built on confidence and trust and we aim to preserve the integrity and trust of that relationship.
Engage Andrew Williams As Your Criminal Lawyer In Perth Today.
If you are facing criminal charges arrange a meeting with Andrew Williams for specialist advice and representation. Contact Andrew Williams Criminal Law Offices today to make an appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: The material in this blog post is for informational use only and should not be construed as legal advice. For answers to your questions regarding this or other topics, please contact a professional legal representative.