If you have been charged with a criminal offence, you will want assistance from the top criminal lawyers Brisbane can offer you. No matter the crime, your level of involvement, or lack thereof, hiring a great criminal lawyer will make a big difference in the outcome of your case. In this article, we get stuck into how you can make sure you choose the right person to represent you.
Do Your Research
If you have a particular lawyer or law firm in mind, do as much digging as you can before making a decision. Firstly, you can search for outcomes of previous law cases on the Australasian Legal Information Institute website and perform a simple google search of the Lawyer’s name. It is also a good idea to have a look at how often a lawyer or law firm appears in the Australian Courts to gauge their experience level. Essentially, any information you can find will assist you in making a more informed decision.
Ask the Right Questions
Next up, ask for a phone call or meeting with the lawyer you are considering to take on your case. Ask them how long they have been practicing criminal law, and whether they have taken on cases similar to yours in the past. You can also ask them what proportion of cases they have achieved favourable outcomes or had discontinued/found not guilty, and what proportion of their cases have been taken to trial.
It is also a good idea to talk to a few different lawyers about the estimated cost of your case. But keep in mind that if any lawyer is giving you a quote that seems drastically low, they may not be the best option. So, try and obtain a handful of quotes for careful comparison.
What About Reputation?
Hiring a lawyer with a great reputation within the criminal law industry will go a long way in improving the result of your case. Above anything else, you want a lawyer who is respected by their colleagues and clients. So, have a look at Australian legal awards and guides as an indication of who you should research. For example, our director Adam Guest has been named as a leading criminal lawyer in Doyles Guide every year for the past three years. Kris Jahnke also features as a recommended lawyer within Doyles Guide.
Guest Are Amongst the Top Criminal Lawyers Brisbane Offers
All of our lawyers at Guest Lawyers have been carefully selected because of their expertise, dedication and reputation within criminal law. You can read more about their credentials and backgrounds of our team members here. We provide assistance for a range of criminal matters.
Guest Lawyers act for all persons charged with criminal offences who are required to appear before the Magistrates and Supreme Court. We also conduct appeals in the Court of Appeal and High Court. In addition to representing people all over Queensland, we often travel to other states and territories. Our lawyers are admitted to practice all over Australia. For a free initial consultation (including in prisons), please get in touch with us either via email or by calling (07) 3211 3007.