Illinois Criminal Defense Blog

Friday, August 7, 2015

What to Ask Your Criminal Attorney in Chicago

If you’re in trouble and you’re looking for a criminal attorney in Chicago, you don’t have to pick the first lawyer you find. In fact, you owe it to yourself to do a little research to make sure you’re working with a lawyer that understands your case… and one who has the experience and knowledge to get the best possible outcome.

What to Ask Your Criminal Attorney in Chicago

If you’re like most people, you’ll want to make sure that your attorney belongs to the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association before you start asking questions.

You’ll need to learn about the potential outcomes of your case, so ask questions such as:

  • What will happen if I plead guilty?
  • Is there a possible plea bargain for me?
  • Which of the facts in my case will work in my favor, and which work against me?
  • What strategy do you feel would work best in my case?

Before you hire a criminal attorney in Chicago, you’ll also need to make sure that you can afford his services. Remember that cheaper isn’t always better, but at the same time, the most expensive lawyer isn’t necessarily the best fit for you.

What to Look for in a Criminal Attorney

Choosing the right criminal attorney for your case isn’t just about finding one who tells you what you want to hear. What you really need is someone who’s tough enough to represent your best interests in court and who will tell you the truth about your case and what you can expect.

The ideal lawyer for you will be confident about your case and will be willing to give you answers to your questions. He’ll be able to put together a strategy that sounds reasonable, and he’ll be willing to dig deeper to get all the facts.

 


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