You’ve just been arrested, charged with a crime, and your life has been turned upside down. Maybe you’ve even spent a few nights in jail. Your family and friends have questions, they offer support, but you still feel overwhelmed. Its not your world, and you are completely out of place. You need a guide. You need a criminal defense attorney.

As a criminal defense attorney, calling me a “Guide” is probably the best way to describe what I do. If you are like most people, you are very unfamiliar with “the system” and how things work. You need someone to help you navigate your way through the criminal justice jungle. But how do you make that choice?

Whether you ultimately retain me or someone else, I would like to offer four things to consider when choosing an attorney to represent you: