Questions to ask a criminal defense attorney

The process of selecting a criminal defense attorney can be overwhelming; however, it will likely be critical to your case that the attorney you decide to work with is best suited to your particular needs. With that in mind, the following questions may serve to help you get a feel for the kinds of questions you should ask your attorney before you commit to him or her:

  • How many clients have you represented with charges like mine?
  • What were the results you achieved for those clients?
  • What defense strategy would you utilize for my case?
  • What is your availability should I need to reach you?

While this list is certainly not exhaustive, it does represent some of the most important questions that you will need to ask an attorney during any initial consultation. In any case, you should consider writing down a list of questions that you would like to have answered—in addition to another list of attributes you feel are important for your defense—as you work your way through the selection process.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, or if you know that you are being investigated for an offense, consult with a Westchester criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C., as early on in the legal process as you can. To confidentially discuss the particulars of your case, please call our Westchester offices at (914) 772-3166 today.