What is a Trial Attorney?
Contrary to popular belief, lawyers are not one-size-fits-all. While time is of the essence if you have been charged with a crime or injured in an accident and need restitution, taking the time to find a good trial attorney is extremely important. It’s also important to note that not all criminal defense lawyers are trial lawyers.
But what exactly is a trial attorney? What differentiates him or her from just a regular attorney? Trial attorneys prepare every case for trial, no matter how seemingly small the case may be. They have experience in the courtroom and are willing to put in extra work preparing for a case, whether or not it goes to trial—just to be safe.
How to Find a Good Trial Attorney
When you’re searching for a trial attorney, don’t just go with the first guy who has a fancy office and a nice suit. Really dig into the potential lawyer’s credentials, including where he or she went to school, degrees and professional associations. Not every attorney with a face on a billboard or who advertises their services on TV has the experience to back up their claims of success.
Look for someone who has experience handling your type of case. For example, if you have been charged with a sex crime, it probably isn’t in your best interest to hire someone who only has experience with drug crime defense.
Why Hire a Trial Attorney?
An experienced criminal defense attorney could save your life. The charges you are facing may have severe penalties, including hefty prison sentences and fines. Good criminal defense lawyers know all the most effective legal strategies to employ to produce as small a penalty as possible. They will not just take the easy way out to settle your case as quickly as possible. In other words, good trial attorneys will not take your money and run. In fact, reputable defense lawyers will even offer a free initial consultation to start getting to know you and your case and planning for a solid defense.
Further, trial attorneys actually have hard-earned experience in a courtroom. They are trained to speak to judges and know how to handle a jury. This is the result of years of solid education, good training and a refusal to take cases based solely on potential profits.
Whether or not your case actually goes to trial, you should really consider hiring an experienced trial attorney. He or she will know what work to put into your case to ensure it gets the best possible outcome for your situation.
Who Can Help?
We at Bill Kennedy Law are a team of experienced criminal defense trial attorneys. Our legal team is made up of passionate and skilled personal injury and criminal defense attorneys who truly understand what is at stake and promise to go the extra mile in your defense. Our track record says it all, and we always fight for your rights honestly and aggressively.