When the state comes after you, you want to know that you’ve got someone on your side who can help you through what will likely be a rough time in your life. Dealing with pending court dates can be a daunting task. Retaining the right Maryland criminal lawyer can make this time a little bit easier and give you some hope for the future. Trying to represent yourself or accepting a state appointed attorney (who will have little time for you, due to their caseloads and the nature of their job) may end poorly more times than not. As soon as you’ve been charged with a crime, you should begin the process of finding a good Maryland criminal defense lawyer to represent you in court. There are a few things to look for which may be helpful in your pursuit of qualified counsel.
- Free consultation – You should never have to pay for your consultation. This is when you get to know your criminal defense lawyer and find out if they are a comfortable fit. You’ll go over case details and explain your situation so you and the lawyer can flesh out possible defenses. These consultations shouldn’t cost you a dime and the lawyer should do their best to accommodate your situation (when, where, etc).
- Someone who is available – Your criminal lawyer should be available to explain what’s going on in your case and alert you to any changes that you need to be aware of. You’ll want someone who can give you tips on how to present yourself in court and what’s going to help you in the long run. An aggressive, competent criminal lawyer will work with you every step of the way and can answer your questions.
- Solid advice – Sometimes there is enough evidence against you that pleading guilty is your best bet, but your criminal lawyer should be able to tell you what will work best for you and should only counsel you to plead guilty after examining all other avenues. They’ll tell you what the best possible outcomes are and will let you know along the way what the likelihood of getting that outcome is. If you’re found guilty following a trial, your criminal lawyer may help you with possible appeals or with post trial motions that may further assist you or shorten any sentence imposed.
A good Maryland criminal lawyer knows that there’s more to arguing a case than just showing up in court. They’ll work with you and do all of the behind the scenes work that needs to get done as well. At Bruce Robinson & Associates, we have a team that will work together to make sure that your case is properly handled. We will meet you anytime daytime, evening, or on weekends, depending on what works best for you and offer a free consultation. If you have any questions about choosing the best Maryland criminal lawyer, give Bruce Robinson & Associates a call at 443.524.7395 or visit our website. We’re here to help when you need it most. Call today for a free consultation, anytime day or night.