This post concludes our series on how Arkansas residents should go about choosing a lawyer for high-level criminal matters. Our goal with this series has been to help the accused with the process of selecting a lawyer and to give guidance on how a defendant can make an informed decision when selecting counsel. If you are charged with a felony offense then it is crucial that you retain the right attorney.
We have addressed a number of topics over our last several posts. Subjects we have covered included:
- The need to choose the right lawyer when facing felony charges
- How to choose an attorney for Arkansas federal criminal charges
- Why a defendant should take their time when choosing a criminal defense lawyer
One thing that we have stressed through each of these posts is the fact high-level charges, such as those involving white-collar crimes or Federal offenses, often have additional requirements which are not present in misdemeanor cases. These additional steps may include the filing of additional Motions, selecting a jury, or an attorney needing to be familiar with Federal law. Hiring an attorney who does not have extensive experience in these areas may, unfortunately, make the difference in the outcome of one’s case.
We strongly encourage Arkansas residents, who are charged with a felony, to “shop around” when selecting a lawyer. It is important that one choose counsel who they are comfortable with. One’s attorney should also have policies which will keep them in regular communication with their clients so that questions can be answered. The choice of a defense attorney is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and should not be taken lightly.
The attorneys at Benca and Benca take great pride in the level of service they provide to clients. Our lawyers regularly give out their cell phone numbers so they may be available to answer questions. We strive to return all messages within twenty-four hours and ensure that our clients are involved in the decision making each step of the way. We understand that this is a serious time in your life and we will take it seriously. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.