3 Things To Look For Before You Hire A New York City Criminal Lawyer

If you’ve been accused of a crime you are now facing one of the most stressful and dangerous times in your life. You’ve got some big decisions and crucial court dates ahead of you.

Having the right criminal lawyer by your side helps to give you your best shot at protecting your freedom.

But with hundreds of lawyers in the city, how can you choose the right one?

Great Reviews

Some lawyers will tell you they just can’t get reviews because their clients are too embarrassed about their problem. But a criminal lawyer with a long track record of success will eventually find people who are willing to tell the world how great he or she is.

And nothing less than a 5-star rating should do, because the last thing you want to do is go to prison because your lawyer is ineffective.

Prosecution Experience

This may seem counter-intuitive. But it’s vital. Experience on both sides of the courtroom is absolutely invaluable.

Former prosecutors have an edge on every other criminal defense lawyer. We know all the tricks our counterparts are going to pull out to try to win their cases. We know what’s driving them. We know where they tend to make their mistakes. We know what kinds of investigations we’ll have to conduct if we’re going to have a chance of winning your case. And we know the culture surrounding them, the one that inspires them to see their job in a certain light, one that is ultimately detrimental to your rights and the rights of everyone who passes through the criminal justice system.

Most of all, we’re not intimidated by them in the least.

By the way, you should make sure every attorney in the office has this experience. That way, it won’t matter which one you work with.

Free Consultations

A free consultation ensures you’re not wasting your time. Defending a criminal case can get expensive, and you shouldn’t have to pay a lawyer before you find out whether he or she is someone you can work with.

You want someone you feel comfortable with. Someone who will answer all your questions in-depth. You also want someone who will not judge you. You won’t know any of that from reading a website. You’ll only know if you have the chance to sit across from the attorney in a face-to-face meeting.

It’s also helpful to get some straight talk about strategy. And if the lawyer isn’t prepared to take your case you get to find this out before you write someone a check.

Every client is important to us. If you’ve been accused of a crime, why not take advantage of one of our free consultations? Contact our offices today to schedule yours.

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Jeffery Greco

Jeffery Greco is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI. Jeffery Greco, who practices law in New York, New York, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 - 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. He graduated in 2004. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2005.

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