No matter where you look for a criminal defense lawyer, always keep in mind the important tips for choosing the right lawyer for you.
Nevertheless, here are a few places to look for a criminal defence attorney:
– Yellow Pages and Advertisements – Through yellow pages and advertisements you can get some names and phone numbers of local lawyers and thus start your selection process.
– Your Society Circle – Your family, friends, people you work with, people you talk to, people you know of, start asking around. This is one of your most reliable sources. You will have a chance to get first-hand experience. Someone who has been in the same or a similar situation could tell you about their experience (good or bad) with their lawyer. If their experience has been nothing but good, you have half of your work done here.
– Bar Associations – This is another reliable source. Your local attorney bar association may maintain an attorney referral service, which is a list of their members by specialty who will consult with you for free or at a special rate set by the bar association for the first conference. The Bar Association could also tell you if a lawyer has been a subject of an ethical complaint or inquiry from past clients.