A top criminal defence lawyer will begin planning a strategy for your defence from your first interview.
Questions to Ask Calgary Your Criminal Defence Lawyer
You will likely a have a lot of questions for your defence attorney but remember to budget your time and use it wisely when it comes to your first consultation.
1. Can I tell you everything?
Yes, absolutely. Your criminal defence lawyer is the only person that you can tell all of the facts. Your defence lawyer, bound by Solicitor-Client privilege, cannot be compelled to disclose the information that you have provided to anyone.
2. What experience do you have?
You can usually tell by the number of years that the lawyer has been practicing what their experience level is. However, if a lawyer has been practicing as a general practitioner, that means that they haven’t specialized in any one area and may not be the lawyer you need for a criminal charge. Criminal Law is a specialized focus, and your lawyer must have extensive experience handling the charges that you have; this is especially true for Impaired Driving and Sex Offenses.
3. Lawyer fees and payment plans
It is your responsibility to ask the lawyer what they charge. Almost every criminal lawyer will quote you a set fee and will not bill you on an hourly basis for criminal offences. You should find out what fee the lawyer is expecting and work out an appropriate payment plan.
4. The Strategy
A top criminal defence lawyer will be setting out a strategy for your defence from the moment you meet. In the first meeting with a client, a good Calgary lawyer will ask for all of the facts of the case. They will then order the disclosure from the Crown’s office. Ultimately, a combination of what the client says and what the Crown discloses will lead the lawyer to the specific strategy needed for winning the case.
Win With the Right Criminal Defence Lawyer
Take advantage of all the services that a Calgary criminal defence lawyer can offer you by asking important questions during consultation. When your future is on the line, you can never be too careful.
Dunlap Law provides the legal support and representation you need for your criminal case. Dunlap law has vast experience in criminal law with a special emphasis on impaired driving and sex offences. Send an email to [email protected] or give us a call. Calgary: (403) 474-8222 | Edmonton: (780) 428-2267 | Toll Free: 1-866-247-22641-