PHOENIX, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / April 7, 2021 / No one wants to be in a position where they need to hire a criminal defense attorney. However, when it happens there are some things to know to ensure you get the best defense possible. Often this decision is made under duress as life and liberty are on the line, and someone may not know what to look for when deciding who to trust with their future. Experienced criminal defense attorney Jack Litwak shares what to look for when hiring a criminal defense attorney. With years of experience in high-level felony cases across the state of Arizona, he knows what it takes to get the best results possible.
There are 6 factors that Litwak points to when selecting a criminal defense attorney:
Point of Contact. Who are you interacting with at the first point of contact? Is it an attorney, receptionist, intake specialist, or salesperson?
Direct and Continuous Contact with your Attorney. Will the attorney have continuous and direct contact with you? Will they get to know you, your family, and your story personally so they can understand you as an actual person rather than a paycheck? Continuous contact should lead to passion in their fight to defend you. Passion in the fight against the government will always yield a better outcome.
Individualize Representation. Will you be one out of hundreds of clients, or will the attorney have a balanced caseload to be able to provide individualized representation? Will they be able to employ strategies and resources to your specific case and unique needs? No two situations are the same and the attorney you choose needs to be able to represent you in your unique situation, whatever those needs are.
Aggressiveness. Anyone can say they are aggressive; you need a criminal defense attorney that really is. Aggressive defense does not mean an attorney that is loud or yells in court, it means finding out if this attorney forms early and aggressive trial strategies and who thinks outside the box. Do they review evidence quickly, interview witnesses, and explore all possible constitutional violations? Are they an aggressive and effective cross examiner at evidentiary hearings or trial? By aggressively investigating, interviewing, and preparing for trial the attorney will set you up for the best possible chance of success either in the form of a dismissal, a not guilty verdict, or a favorable plea.
Experience. Picking an experienced lawyer and an experienced criminal defense lawyer are not the same thing. An attorney with criminal law experience, with a track record of success, is the best choice. Look and see what kinds of cases they have handled; are they new to criminal law, do they dabble in it, or do they focus exclusively on criminal defense? Do they litigate criminal cases in Arizona, and if so, what kinds of cases? Are they handling major felony cases where decades of someone's life is on the line or only misdemeanors?
Affordability. Of course, affordability and cost are important to consider when choosing the right criminal defense attorney. What kind of advertisements and caseloads does the firm have? The more overhead a firm has, the more a client will need to pay to help cover that overhead or the more cases a firm will need to take on. So, look at what the price really covers. Do not assume the cheapest is best or that the most expensive attorney is the most experienced or successful. The fee should match the amount of work that needs to be done in each case.
Litwak is a criminal defense attorney because he is passionate about fighting for the underdog and defending the Constitution. He has witnessed the disproportionate effects of the justice system on minority communities, those in lower socio-economic classes, and those with addiction and mental health issues. He understands how the limitless power of the government stacks up against individuals contesting charges. After losing a best friend to opiates, Litwak vowed to fight for people caught in the grasps of the justice system and to help rehabilitate those with struggles that contributed to a particular charge by steering them toward a path to success following the resolution of their case. Litwak fights for the innocent or those who have had their Constitutional rights violated, and fights just as hard for those who have undoubtedly made a mistake.
"There are two sides to every story. The first question is whether the government can meet their burden at trial, or if Constitutional rights have been violated. In cases where someone has made a mistake it is important to get to know that person, to figure out how they got to the point in their life that they made that mistake, and to fight for the best possible outcome for that person. The justice system, with the push of a zealous defense attorney, should work collective to help rehabilitate people to avoid recidivism rather than excessively and needlessly incarcerate."
At the Litwak Law Group, Litwak focuses solely on criminal defense, mainly major felony cases such as homicide, aggravated assault, gang, fraud, and drug-related cases. Litwak works collectively with other attorneys, clerks, and experts, but is devoted to personally representing his clients. When you call his firm you get direct access to him, not an assistant. He strives to get to know each one of his clients personally and does so by taking only a limited number of cases. This allows him to implement an aggressive approach to investigating every aspect of a case and makes him passionate about fighting for each person he represents. Litwak involves not only clients but their family when discussing his analysis of the evidence, the positives and negatives of each piece of evidence, and the possible outcomes.
Litwak prepares for trial from the very beginning of the process, regardless of whether the case ultimately will end up going to trial. This sets his clients up for the best possible outcome such as a dismissal, a not guilty verdict, or a favorable plea. Most importantly, he cares deeply about every client and carries the weight of their case and situation on his shoulders. Learn more on his website. www.litwaklawgroup.com, about his firm, how he represents his clients, and what to do if you need a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix and the State of Arizona.
SOURCE: Litwak Law Group
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