frequently asked questions

 

Legal issues can get complicated.  Sometimes it is hard to know if you need an attorney, or if you even have a case, or what to expect when you first get started with a lawyer.  On this page, you will find answers to the most common questions that we receive, and of course, you can always contact us to set up a consultation if you cannot find the answers you want, or you’re ready to get started.

How soon do I need to contact an attorney if I have been (or suspect I will be) arrested?
Now. If you think you are about to be, or already have been, arrested, then you need to contact an attorney immediately. The case against you has already begun to be built - which is why you are arrested. As time passes, the prosecution will be working to strengthen their case. You need someone on your side working in your defense as soon as possible to give your best chance.
How do I know when I need to hire an attorney?
The simple answer is that if you are asking yourself that question, it is probably time to at least set up a consultation with an attorney and present your situation to them. Most attorneys will offer free or low-cost consultations to discuss whether or not you have a case, and determine if they are the best qualified and able to represent you.
How much will I owe, and how will I be billed for the services rendered?
How much you pay and how you will be billed depends entirely on the type of services you need. You could be billed hourly, at a flat rate for the entire case, or on contingency.
Is it important to meet with the lawyer handling my case before we go to court?
Absolutely. Your lawyer will be your advocate throughout your case. It is important that you feel comfortable with them.