By Brooke Price
If you are facing criminal charges, you want the best representation possible to minimize the consequences. While there are many qualified and conscientious lawyers who accept court appointments, it is not universal. Even though using an appointed lawyer can have upsides, you may not get the personalized, quality time and attention your case needs.
If your circumstances have changed since you were appointed an attorney and you are considering a retained attorney, you DO have a right to be represented by the lawyer of your choosing.
Even if the lawyer you are appointed has a good reputation, they may not be the best fit for you. You didn’t choose them. You didn’t interview them. And you didn’t get the time necessary to tell your story and make sure you were one-hundred percent comfortable with them handling your case. Your attorney should be confident and experienced so that you can have the best possible outcome.
When your freedom and criminal record are at stake, you and your attorney need to be on the same page about expectations, possible outcomes, and what steps you need to take along the way to be successful. You want your attorney to work hard for you and give your case the dedication, thoroughness and time it deserves.
If your ability to hire an attorney has changed since your arrest and you would like to hire an attorney of your own choosing, call the Law Office of Price & Wiggins, P.C. for a consultation.