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4 Questions to Ask Your Attorney During Your First Consultation

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you need the services of a good criminal defense lawyer, but how do you find the right one? By asking the right questions. You need someone who has the experience and proven track record to help you with your unique case, whether it’s for driving under the influence, drug possession or assault and battery.

Below are a few important questions you should ask an attorney before making a decision:

  1. How long have you been practicing law? How many trials have you handled? These basic questions will give you an idea of how experienced the attorney is. Criminal trial work requires someone who knows how to conduct an investigation, select a jury, examine witnesses and deliver effective opening and closing statements. Also, someone who has been around a while might have personal relationships with local judges, prosecutors and law enforcement where your case is heard.
  2. How much experience do you have handling the types of charges I’m facing? Now you want to find out if your potential lawyer has experience dealing with your specific criminal defense case, whether it involves sexual assault, gun charges or murder. Ask for information about previous cases that are similar to yours and how they ended. An attorney who specializes in the crime you are being charged with has the knowledge and training you need.
  3. How many of your cases ended with favorable deals or dismissal? Not only do you want an experienced lawyer, you also want someone who has good results, whether it’s a favorable plea deal or dismissal. There is no reason to hire someone with a wealth of experience but negative results.
  4. What are the legal fees going to be? Ask the potential attorney about costs. A more experienced lawyer will cost more and it’s important to know if you can afford them. If they are too expensive, shop around and compare the hourly rates and flat fees.

Our Kansas City criminal defense lawyers at Rokusek Stein Law, LLC have extensive experience handling all types of cases, including drug possession, violent crimes, domestic violence, sex crimes, felonies, misdemeanorsĀ and appeals.

Call (913) 583-0465 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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attorney rokusek is a mock trial instructor for the johnson county police academy and serves on the federal criminal justice academy (cja) panel for the district of kansas and on the federal attorney appointment list. she is also a master attorney in the earl e. o'connor american inn of court.

at rokusek law, llc, our lawyers have a reputation for offering a high-standard of professional service. this is shown by the multiple honors that we’ve been awarded over the years.

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