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How to Prepare for Your Defense Attorney Consultation

If you are facing allegations of criminal misconduct in the St. Louis area, you should retain an experienced lawyer to represent you as soon as you can. There are literally thousands of lawyers in the state that will take your case – so how do you choose the right one? Fortunately, many criminal defense lawyers offer free case evaluations so that both you and the attorney can determine whether you will be a good fit. To schedule a consultation with a highly experienced St. Louis criminal defense attorney, call our office today.

 

Step 1: Schedule Your Consultation.

 

One of the most important things you can do when seeking effective legal representation is to arrange a consultation. Often these case consultations are free of charge and allow you and the attorney to each determine whether to begin an attorney-client relationship. 

 

Prepare Questions 

A consultation is a two-way street, allowing you to get to know more about the attorney, and in return, the attorney is also there to learn more about your case. 

 

Here are some questions you may want to ask:

 

What Type of Cases Do You Handle?

 

Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, you may want to know more about their involvement in certain kinds of cases. For example, if you are involved in a criminal theft matter or civil personal injury matter, does the attorney or firm have experience in these areas? Additionally, you may want to know more about the extent of their experience and their familiarity with this area of the law. For example, if you are facing felony and misdemeanor charges, you may be pleased to learn that this area is the attorney’s area of focus and success.

 

What is Your Availability?

 

In cases where the matter is time-sensitive, you will want to be sure you are able to communicate with your attorney as often as necessary. Additionally, take the time to learn their communication style. 

For example:

  • Does your attorney mainly utilize email or phone calls? 
  • Will you be communicating with an assistant?  
  • Does the attorney promptly respond to your concerns and keep you updated? 

When your future is on the line, you will likely want to stay informed regarding the status of your case. For this reason, it’s a good idea to choose an attorney whose communication style is in line with your personal preferences.

 

Prepare Documentation

Bring any relevant documents that can help the attorney understand the details of your case. Try to think of clear ways to present the information, such as a typed-out list and a timeline of the events and information about the people involved, including witnesses if applicable. Organizing the information will help to make the most of your time with the attorney.

 

Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with St. Louis Defense Attorney 

Making the decision to obtain legal representation is critical for the success of your case. A consultation is a great way to ensure you are making an informed decision. The experienced St. Louis attorneys at Bruntrager & Billings, P.C offer free, no-obligation consultations where we will review the facts of your case and discuss your legal options. The ultimate costs associated with legal representation will depend on the specifics of your case and cannot be determined until will conduct a thorough analysis of your case. As a result, we are unable to provide costs or estimates over the phone.

Contact us today at 314-646-0066 or send us an email to schedule your free case evaluation with a St. Louis criminal defense lawyer.

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