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What to Look for When Hiring a Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

courtroom-898931_1280 (1)Are you in need of the services of a Florida criminal defense attorney? Whether you’ve been formally charged with a crime or are just under investigation, hiring the right attorney is essential. Some attorneys are just trying to make a name for themselves, while others are in it solely for the money.

At Gilbert & Smallman, we care deeply for our clients and believe everyone deserves a vigorous defense. As you search for the right attorney to represent you, there will be a few essential factors to consider. Read on to learn more about them and then contact us for your free consultation.

Find an attorney with the experience you need

When you work with us, you’re working with a group of attorneys who have decades of experience between us. You could hire an attorney fresh out of law school, but you’d run the risk of them learning how to defend their clients on your dime – and at your peril. An experienced law firm gives you the peace of mind you need that your interests are being represented.

Choose an attorney who can prove they’ve been successful

Most any businessperson you run across will tell you that they’re successful but we know that you need more than our word for it. That’s why we’ve provided examples of our victories right on our website. You can see the case number, the basics of the case, and the outcome.

Look for an attorney who handles your specific type of case

Not all Florida criminal defense attorneys handle every type of criminal case. For example, if you’re charged with a DUI you don’t want an attorney who only works on theft cases. That said, try to avoid an attorney who specializes in a single type of criminal law. Why? Because in many cases, prosecutors will try to tack on related charges. If you’re working with an attorney who only works on the original charges then they won’t be ready for these related charges.

When you trust Gilbert & Smallman with your case, you can count on us to fight tirelessly for your rights. Whether the evidence against you is significant and you’re looking for the best possible outcome via creative sentencing in a plea bargain, or you are innocent and want to take your case to trail, we are here for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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