Finding the right Criminal Lawyer in Houston is important to anyone with a pending case. I am a believer that no one attorney is right for every defendant. I think it is important to visit with at least a few attorneys and go with the person who you feel most comfortable with.
Every Houston Criminal Defense Attorney is different. Some are young, some are old, some are fit, and some not so much. But none of this matters as much as the gut feeling you get while talking to them. Unfortunately some people think 30 years of experience means someone is a better lawyer than 10 years of experience. The truth is, it is hard to know who is a good lawyer and who isn’t.
There are lawyers in Houston who haven’t even thought about taking a case to trial in 20 years and there are those who want to take every case to trial. Honestly, both types can be dangerous. You need to talk to a variety of lawyers, get a variety of opinions, and go with the person you feel is the most sincere in wanting to truly help you.
I know young attorneys who are awesome and some who are just starting. I know old attorneys who are awesome, and some who are burned out. A lawyer’s “stats” (40 years experience!) don’t necessarily tell you everything you need to know.
So bottom line, make sure you are diligent in your research, and make sure you meet with every lawyer you are interested in in person! If you can’t reach a lawyer when you are trying to hire them, how likely are you to be able to reach them when they are officially representing you? If you are arrested, it is definitely a stressful time, but I guarantee you that there is a Criminal Lawyer in Houston that is right for you!