3 Steps to Take Before Hiring an Assault Lawyer

Hiring the right lawyer can be the most important step you can take if you’ve been accused of any form of assault.

Being charged with a crime like aggravated assault can lead to time in jail, a heavy fine, and a loss of your reputation. To protect yourself from facing criminal charges, you need the services of an experienced defense attorney who will stand by you and do everything possible to defend you

If you’ve never been in this kind of situation before, there’s a high probability you have no idea how to select a criminal law attorney that’s right for you. Hopefully, the steps we’re suggesting will help you make the right decision.

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Look for experience

Hypothetically, if you were planning to have a new roof installed, you wouldn’t hire an electrician to do the job for you. Likewise, if faced with assault charges of any kind, you don’t want to hire an attorney to defend you who has little experience practicing criminal law.

Initially, you may cringe at the sound of the terms “criminal law” or “criminal lawyer,” but that’s what you need, an experienced criminal defense lawyer to handle your case. So, do some research and look for attorneys with years of experience who specialize in criminal law.

Search for recommendations and reviews

Many lawyers are going to have reviews of past clients posted on their website. While this practice is perfectly legitimate, these will likely be one-dimensional, filled only with high praise, and will not necessarily give you the most accurate picture. Do your own online research to get more detailed reviews written by individuals with past experience with the attorneys you’re considering. These unfiltered reviews could help you decide to continue considering a particular attorney or perhaps eliminate someone from your list of prospects.

Consider value

By value we do not mean that the final cost of legal assistance will be cheap. Legal services, of course, cost money, just like any other services you need. And if your finances are limited, you may be tempted to go with the lowest priced attorney you can find, but that could be a huge mistake.

In terms of cost, you need to consider the costs of your possible conviction, including, as we’ve said, jail time, a fine, and your reputation. When you consider the many possible consequences of an ineffective defense, the cheapest lawyer you can find may not be your best choice.

When hiring a defense attorney, look for a balance between the quality of service you need and your financial resources.

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With these considerations in mind – experience, client reviews, and value – when it comes to the choice of criminal lawyers in San Antonio, you can do no better than the Hernandez Law Office. While working with our office in San Antonio, Texas, thousands of individuals have been able to get a second chance when dealing with a criminal cause involving assault.

In addition to defending criminal cases of assault, our law firm has won cases for San Antonio area residents who have faced charges of:

  • Sexual Abuse or Assault
  • Drug Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • DWI or DUIs
  • Other Violent Crimes

You shouldn’t have to fight in court alone. Let our experienced domestic, aggravated and sexual assault attorneys level the playing field for you in the Texas criminal justice system.

If you or a loved one finds yourself confronted by a legal crisis, contact the Hernandez Law Office. The initial consultation is always free, and depending on the nature of your case, payment options may be available.

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