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How to Choose the Right Kings County Lawyers for Your Case
August 6, 2015
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in the state of California, you’re going to need legal representation to help prove your innocence or reduce your sentence. This is especially true today, when 10,000 Americans are wrongfully convicted of crimes each year.
In Kings County, California, you have plenty of options for legal representation, making your choice a daunting one.
However, choosing the right Kings County lawyers shouldn’t have to be time-consuming or difficult. Here’s a look at three great tips that will help you find the right local attorneys for your case:
Know if you’re hiring an attorney or a team of attorneysOne of the most important things to look for in a criminal defense attorney firm is whether or not the firm will assign a team of attorneys to your case. Criminal defense cases can be highly complex and nuanced; as a result, having more than one lawyer to strategize and plan your defense is a definite plus. If your case is being handled by a team of criminal defense lawyers, it’s likely that they will be highly familiar with your case, as well, as their time is less divided.
Choose criminal defense attorneys with experienceAnother key aspect of choosing the right Kings County California lawyers is the lawyers’ level of experience. Ideally, your attorney should have several years of experience in the type of criminal charge you’re facing. When first-degree robbery convictions in California carry a prison sentence of three to nine years — and second-degree robbery carries a sentence of two to five years — you can’t afford to have Kings County lawyers who don’t have experience in robbery cases, for example.
Seek testimonials from former clientsLastly, one of the best ways to get an idea about a legal firm’s experience, skill and expertise is to read reviews and testimonials from the firm’s former clients. This will give you valuable insight as to how the firm handles each individual case. Yelp and Google Plus are good places to start to find these reviews; additionally, the firm may be able to help you reach out to former clients.
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