One of our recent articles talked about what to watch out for in lawyer advertising. This article will look at the other side to inform you about the “right way” to advertise and how you might find good, honest criminal lawyer advertising. While you want to avoid using directory sites, referral firms and referral sites, you can still find good quality information on the internet; you just need to know how to find it!
When searching online, go directly to the lawyer’s website. Look specifically for case results, client testimonials, and other kinds of helpful information in order to find out if that firm or lawyer is right for you. It is also a good idea to take a look at the lawyer’s education, training and background. Look for things like when they were admitted to the bar and where they have previously worked. Ideally you should hire a lawyer with significant experience (at least ten years practicing criminal law).
If the lawyer has posted any articles, videos or other free resources on their website, take a look at them. You don’t have to read everything in great detail, but it is worth spending a few minutes looking at what they have written or spoken about. Remember that you will be spending a lot of time with your criminal lawyer so you want to hire someone that you can see yourself working with.
In addition to searching the internet for your criminal lawyer, ask friends, family, co-workers if they know any good lawyers that they have had a positive experience with. Make sure that the lawyers they suggest work in the legal area that is relevant to your charges.
One way to know that a lawyer may be good is to assess the quality of their website content. If a lawyer has put detailed information about themselves on a website and has included useful information, they are likely a reputable and serious criminal lawyer. Also, educational content and free resources are also signs of a good lawyer.
If you are looking for an Ontario criminal lawyer to represent you, feel free to contact the defence attorneys at Auger Hollingsworth for a free consultation.