Choosing a Fairfax DUI lawyer or criminal attorney
Choosing a Fairfax DUI lawyer or criminal defense attorney – Things to consider
Choosing a Fairfax DUI lawyer or criminal attorney is a critically important decision. Here are some things to consider in making that choice:
Criminal defense work is not for the faint of heart. As a Fairfax DUI lawyer / criminal attorney, I know that this work often approaches a proverbial gladiator fight, where the rules are not fair enough, often not sufficiently followed, and often not sufficiently enforced. I flourish in such an environment, where winning as much victory as possible is my goal.
Choosing a Fairfax DUI lawyer after asking what motivates the potential lawyer to do such work
Criminal and DUI defense is a calling. See what happens when you ask your potential lawyer the reason why s/he chose criminal defense and how much of his or her practice is criminal defense. I do this work because I know I am on the side of the angels, love my clients, and love fighting for my clients and obtaining justice for them.
A great criminal defense lawyer does not need to be a former prosecutor, as I explain here and here. Similarly, a great soldier does not need experience fighting for the enemy army. A great criminal lawyer needs excellent relevant experience, skill, knowledge, and devotion to his or her clients and work.
Fairfax criminal lawyer on avoiding low price guiding the choice of a lawyer
Low price should guide the choosing of a lawyer no more than seeking a low-priced doctor. Of course a defendant cannot pay for a lawyer beyond his or her financial means, and many excellent court appointed lawyers practice in the courthouses. Nonetheless, for those with financial means, it is important to recognize that a lawyer needs to be sufficiently armed and resourced to battle well for his or her client.
– What does your gut tell you? In addition to considering the above-listed factors, it is important to trust your instincts in choosing a lawyer and to listen to your instincts while fighting alongside your lawyer. For that matter, how good are the lawyer’s instincts?
Fairfax DUI lawyer / criminal attorney Jonathan L. Katz pursues your best defense against felony, misdemeanor and DUI prosecutions, To discuss your case with Jon Katz, please call his staff at 703-383-1100 to schedule a confidential consultation.