In the state of New Mexico the name David Serna attorney at law is synonymous with being the very best in the business when it comes to criminal defense. The fact that David is so widely respected and held in such high regard is even more impressive given that New Mexico is rich in high quality and talented legal professionals. To me however, he is just David, the kid who I went to school with and a friend who I have had for over 30 years. I was speaking to David recently about what someone can do to get themselves the best lawyer if they have been charged with a crime, and here was the advice which he gave.
Not all criminal defense lawyers are the same and each one will have their own specialization. For example if you have been charged with a DUI or a DWI, there will be lawyers who focus specifically on road-based crimes. In this situation a lawyer who specializes in assaults and violent crimes may not be able to give you the very best service for your specific case. When searching for a criminal defense attorney, focus first on those with the specialization which you need.
As David has proved throughout his career, a strong reputation as a criminal defense attorney is tough to earn. Much of the reason for this is that it can often be more challenging to prove that someone didn’t do something in the face of mounting evidence, that to convince the judge and jury that they have done something. It is for this reason why you must make sure that you are dedicated to finding a lawyer who has a solid track record with cases like yours. You can find this information on the BAR website for your individual state.
Once you have found a legal team who focus on cases like yours and they have a solid reputation of success, you need too arrange a meeting with them to discuss your case. It is not important that a defense lawyer believes your guilt or your innocence, that is not how they operate. What is important is that they give you confidence, that they are convinced that they can build a strong case for you and that they exude professionalism. Good lawyers know the basics off the top of their head, they should be confident in what they can do and they should also make you feel like they are going too do all that they can for you.
The very best lawyers cost the most money but that is not to say that the most expensive lawyers are the best. When it comes to pricing you need to find the best that you can afford, providing that they have a great track record and that they specialize in cases such as yours. The payment plan should be clear and transparent with no hidden or additional costs included.
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