Consultation With Your Criminal Defense Attorney
Being charged with a crime can be a frightening experience. It can be especially frightening if it is your first time ever being arrested and you have no knowledge of the legal system. Anytime you are arrested, it is important that you seek legal representation from an experienced defense attorney. If you are a first time offender, your attorney may be able to present evidence of your good character that could lead to your charges being dropped or reduced.
An attorney consultation is the first step in hiring an attorney to deal with a legal matter. For people who do not have a regular attorney, or who need an attorney who specializes in an area outside of the area of practice their attorney handles, it is a good idea to plan on meeting with at least three attorneys to get information.
Many professional attorneys offer a free initial consultation for potential clients. For the attorney, this meeting is reserved to evaluate the merits of the case and any possible out-of-court settlements. For you as a client, this meeting is used to decide how competent your lawyer is and whether you have the right legal representation for a best chance to win the case.
An experienced criminal attorney will have the background and knowledge necessary for properly defending a wide range of crimes. These crimes can include drug crimes, violent offenses, DWIs or DUIs, theft, juvenile crimes and more. If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a crime, a skilled criminal defense attorney and seasoned legal experts can give your case the attention and fierce representation it needs. When you hire this type of legal team, you will be on the right step to a proper criminal representation.
The first step in preparing for an attorney consultation is finding an attorney who handles the type of law pertinent to your case. If you want to discuss a divorce, for example, an environmental lawyer would not be a good person to meet with. Many attorneys mention their areas of specialty in the phone book or on their websites, and if they do not, someone in the office should be able to answer a few quick questions on the phone about the attorney’s focus.
Once you have an appointment for an attorney consultation, gather together your supporting information and documentation. This includes everything relevant to the situation, such as any documents received in the mail, along with documents like deeds, birth certificates, passports, and bank statements which may be relevant to your case. For example, if you have been in a car accident and want to sue the insurance company, all of the documentation on the car, the insurance, and the driver should be brought to the attorney consultation along with any communications received from the insurance company and the other driver, the police report if one was filed, and so forth.
West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony criminal charge anywhere in Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, and Wellington, contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A. immediately after your arrest.
Andrew Stine is a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer in West Palm Beach with over a decade of experience helping men and women in tough situations. When you retain Andrew D. Stine, P.A., you not only retain a nationally-recognized criminal defense lawyer, you retail a passionate criminal defense team who has years of experience working together in practically every kind of criminal case. This includes cases of DUI, drug crimes, fraud, traffic offenses, violent crimes, and others throughout Palm Beach County, FL.
All cases are prepared for trial or a more favorable outcome, with the client’s needs and wishes in mind. As a former army medic and then assistant public defender, Andrew Stine constructs all of his comprehensive, customized defense strategies with a militant attention to detail and a passion for the craft. To find out more information about what Andrew D. Stine, P.A. can do for your Palm Beach County criminal defense case, call 561-832-1170 today and schedule a free initial case consultation.