An aggressive defense attorney will interview the client in their office or at the jail. The interview will revolve around all relevant witnesses personally or through an investigator. The lawyer will examine the crime scene, obtain the necessary court orders to obtain evidence, subpoena evidence and documents, file motions for discovery, analyze the case through [...]
Every lawyer works differently. Here at the Law Offices of Purav Bhatt, I work on a flat fee basis. Depending on the charges you are facing, I will provide you with a price that matches how much work will be involved with your case and we can set up monthly installments to make the process [...]
This can be a very difficult decision to make, especially because you have never seen them in action and are just meeting them for the first time. There are a few factors you can consider which will help you assess if the criminal attorney you are considering is the right one for you: Experience – experience in [...]
You likely won’t meet your court appointed attorney or public defender until your first court appearance. This is far too late. This leaves room for more error, such as self-incriminating statements to the police. But, these potentially life-altering mistakes could easily be avoided with the advice of an experienced and knowledgeable private criminal defense lawyer. [...]
The best time to hire a criminal defense lawyer is as soon as you know you have criminal charges against you. Often times you are notified that you may be facing charges before they are actually filed. Many times, law enforcement officers will try to talk to you about your case before they even have [...]
While you do have the option to represent yourself in a criminal case, it is recommended you hire a lawyer instead. Facing criminal charges is a difficult process that places your rights and freedom at risk. Representing yourself could limit your possibilities to reaching a much more reasonable and fair solution to your charges compared [...]
Yes, regardless of how you plan to plea to charges, you want to seek advice from a criminal defense lawyer who can assess your options. Having a lawyer present will provide you with more possible solutions such as being released on bail and having smoother communication with the prosecutors.
A criminal lawyer handles all types of criminal charges against you. When you are looking for a defense attorney, you should expect your lawyer to have extensive knowledge of the law and experience in defending clients with the type of charges you’re currently facing. A necessary skill you should look for in a lawyer is [...]