Here are a few quick tips for finding the best Johnson County, Kansas criminal defense lawyer:
Cost. The starting costs for hiring an attorney vary greatly. You may be asked for anywhere between $3500 to $5500 (and in some instances more) for a quality defense attorney, in Kansas. The cost usually will depend on the severity and complexity of your case, whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony, and the experience of the attorney. You likely will incur additional costs should your case go to trial. $250 an hour or a flat rate of $1,000 per day are the average amounts for trial. Determine your budget and ask what the lawyer costs;
Knowledge. When you initially talk to an attorney ask questions. You should leave the conversation knowing more than when you started it. It's important to understand that a quality defense lawyer, who has experience in Johnson County or across the state of Kansas will not make any promises about the outcome of your case. Further, you will not be able to plan, case specific, strategy until discovery has been reviewed. Nonetheless, if your gut says that the attorney is not helping you have a basic understanding you probably should consult with another one;
Specialists. There are many attorneys that are general practitioners. Meaning they practice all types of law. While law school has prepared him/her to do just that, those who specialize in particular niches of the law have time to become experts. Consider finding an attorney that has narrowed their practice, to only a couple, to include criminal defense; and
Experience. Read the attorney's bio (usually available on their website), ask about what they have done in the past, read their prior client's comments. You will greatly benefit from having an attorney who is not learning on the job and is willing to fight for your rights.
You deserve a quality defense, not matter what crime you are accused of, from an experienced Johnson County, Kansas attorney. You have more questions and we have the answers. Call us NOW at 913.602.7288. We offer payment plans and reasonable rates.