Meeting With a Criminal Defense Lawyer
What to Expect when Meeting with a Defense Attorney
Meeting with a criminal defense attorney for the first time to discuss your case may seem like an intimidating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Your defense attorney will represent your interests, and you can rest easy knowing that you’ve enlisted someone in your fight to keep your freedom and your good name.
When thinking about your first meeting with your attorney, don’t get too overwhelmed. The initial consultation is simply an opportunity for you and your attorney to get to know each other and discuss the basics of your case.
It is important that you meet with your attorney as quickly as possible. In many cases, a preliminary court date is scheduled when charges are made, and is usually scheduled as quickly as a few days out, depending on if the suspect is arrest and held in custody.
By meeting with your attorney as soon as is convenient, you’ll have the most amount of time available to discuss your options and work at creating a defense to the charges against you.
Meeting with your attorney face-to-face is an important step in fighting your criminal charge. You’ll be able to get more information about the charges you are facing and the possible steps you may take to stand up against them.