Hiring a criminal defense lawyer, a good one, is an important decision that should not be made based only on advertising. Here is Lee County, whether it be Cape Coral or Ft.Myers, if you have been arrested, for a felony or a misdemeanor, you really need to talk to a good experienced defense attorney before doing anything. Most lawyers do not charge for an initial confidential consultation either in person or by phone. Even with the Covid situation, an interview can be arranged.
So who is the best criminal defense lawyer here? The real question should be, who is the best criminal defense attorney for me, and my kind of case? The sad truth is that we live in a world of advertising and being good at advertising does not the same as being good in the Courtroom or being good at negotiating and obtaining good results. No lawyer should ever claim to be the “best”. That is all Ego talking. Good results come from experience, maturity, negotiating skills, and contacts.
Here are some things you might look for:
To answer that last question, you need to talk to and meet with the Lawyer.
Take advantage of the free consultation. Call and talk or make an appointment!
There is no substitute for actually meeting the lawyer when possible. What is his or her(the attorney) demeanor? Does he or she (the lawyer) sound condescending or judgmental or is the lawyer compassionate. Does the lawyer have local experience before the local courts? The reality is, that in the world of advertising, reviews and ratings can be rigged. Do not rely on paid referral services or a bondsman’s recommendation or suggestion. Go meet the lawyer and form your own opinion.