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What’s the Most Important Thing to Consider When Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney?

criminal-defense-attorneyIf you’ve been accused of a crime, or are under investigation for a crime, then you’re likely trying to figure who the best Florida criminal defense attorney is. At Gilbert & Smallman, we know how serious this decision is. That’s why we’re here to let you know what the absolute most important thing is to consider, as well as a few other factors to take into consideration.

It all comes down to one thing

While you will consider a few different factors, at the end of the day it all comes down to results. You could find an attorney who has decades of experience but if they have trouble winning cases, then that experience won’t do you much good. When you ask some attorneys to tell you about their track records, they may fall back on giving you generic information about their law firm. That’s not the case at Gilbert & Smallman. We are proud to provide you with a list of our victories in criminal court.

Experience matters too

While experience isn’t enough on its own, it is a thing to take into consideration. After all, if you find an attorney who took on a high-profile case right out of law school and won it, would they be a better choice than an attorney with years and years of similar results? You want an attorney who’s not learning the ropes at your expense. You want an attorney who has the necessary experience to get you the best possible outcome.

You want an attorney who’s willing to go to court

Some attorneys will focus on one thing and one thing only: Tying up your case as quickly as possible. While this may sound good on the surface, would you rather plead guilty in order to get a “lighter sentence,” or would you rather go to trial and get no sentence at all?

Of course, in some cases, when the evidence is overwhelming in a case, it may make sense to fight for the best possible plea deal possible. We are here to do that too. However, we’re always willing to go to trial if necessary and you should hire an attorney who can say the same. Call us today to set up your free case evaluation. We’ll let you know what your options are and help you move forward in this difficult time.


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