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What to Look for When Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is a very personal matter. As each case is different, a criminal defense lawyer who works well for one person may not necessarily work well for another. It could not be more important that you have a criminal defense lawyer is an advocate who you feel comfortable opening up to, and who has a certain level of compassion and understanding of what you are going through. At the same time, you need a criminal lawyer who has the knowledge, experience and proven court record you can count on to deliver the aggressive defense you will need to fight back. You want a lawyer who does not back down in the face of adversity, and will not advise a plea deal over going to trial, unless doing so would be in your best interests. Having a local attorney also has its advantages as he or she is familiar with local law enforcement, prosecutors, judges and the Pasadena criminal court system.

It is important to hire a lawyer who is not only experienced as a criminal defense lawyer, but who also has experience defending clients facing similar charges. Last but not least, you want a lawyer that you and others consider reliable and trustworthy. Keep in mind that it is your freedom, your life and your future that is at stake, and unless you can rely on your lawyer to do everything possible to defend you, you are choosing the wrong attorney. You need personal commitment to your cause.

Our Pasadena criminal defense lawyer from The Law Offices of Matthew Cargal has been practicing criminal defense law for more than two decades. At our firm, we are dedicated to defending the rights of those accused of committing crimes and are facing charges in the Pasadena area. We are aggressive in defending our clients, as we know the impact a conviction will have on the lives, family and future freedom of our clients. We are skilled at both negotiation and litigation, and we have successfully represented clients facing minor misdemeanors to the most dangerous felony offenses. To find out how we can help you, contact our firm today.