What happens after I hire a criminal defense lawyer?

Criminal Defense Lawyer Shaking a Client's HandThe uncertainty and stress of handling your own criminal defense should go away after you hire a criminal defense attorney. Once you hire a lawyer, you can expect your lawyer to take care of the day-to-day defense tasks and develop a comprehensive defense strategy.

Four Things a Criminal Defense Lawyer Will Do for You

Once you hire an attorney to represent you, your lawyer will:

  • Handle all communication in your case. That means that your lawyer may be present when the police talk to you and that all communications with the court will go through your lawyer. You won’t have to worry about whether you are saying something that will hurt your case or if your constitutional rights are being violated because your attorney will be with you every step of the way.
     
  • Develop a comprehensive defense strategy. As your lawyer develops this strategy, they will find and consider all evidence, applicable laws, and possible defenses.
     
  • Make sure all court deadlines are met. Missing a court filing or filing incomplete or incorrect pleadings or motions can make your case unnecessarily complicated. A lawyer will prevent these mistakes from occurring.
     
  • Keep you informed about what happens next. You have a lot at stake. You may be facing significant jail time or fines if you are convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in Virginia. Accordingly, you are likely anxious about what will happen next in your case. Your lawyer will make sure that you know what to expect at every stage of your case so that you are prepared.

Now Is the Right Time to Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal charges are scary, but you don’t have to face these charges alone. Instead, we encourage you to contact the criminal defense team at Greenspun Shapiro PC today. Together we have over 80 years of trial experience.

Our Fairfax criminal defense lawyers accept all kinds of criminal cases. Call us or fill out our online contact form to have us contact you today to learn more.