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Things to consider when hiring a Texas drug defense attorney

6 Things To Consider When Hiring A Texas Drug Defense Attorney

When searching for a qualified drug defense attorney in Texas, there are many factors to consider. It is important that you choose an attorney licensed to practice in Texas. In addition, you should seek an attorney with the qualities you are looking for, and will give your case the attention you are seeking. With so many factors (including experience, location, and speciization), finding a quality lawyer depends on your willingness to determine what qualities are most important to you and how much you research.

Important Considerations When Hiring a Drug Defense Attorney in Texas:

There are many factors to consider when searching for a criminal defense lawyer. Taking the time to determine what is most important to you and your case can save you time in your search for the right counsel. Some things to consider in your search include:

  1. Location: An attorney must be licensed to practice law in Texas in order to represent you in Texas. It is illegal for an attorney to practice law in any state that he or she is not licensed to practice.
  2. Reputation: In some cases, it can be important to consider a specific attorney's reputation. Some lawyers are known for taking on difficult, complex, and high-profile cases. While others only take winners and thus make claims that he/she rarely loses. You can discover more about a lawyer's reputation by researching reviews, testimonials, and publications
  3. Concentration: Though many criminal defense attorneys take on routine defense cases, some will often specialize in a specific area of criminal defense. These concentrations may include DUI, theft, domestic crimes, violent crimes, and drug crimes, among many others. It may be helpful to find an attorney with a concentration associated with your specific charges as this can often times mean more experience in that area of criminal defense. If you are reading this, you are probably searching for a drug defense attorney in Texas.
  4. Cost: Because the cost of private defense varies, it is best to have an understanding of what factor will affect the cost of representation. Most attorneys charge based on a variety of factors such as: the attorney's level of experience, the attorney's reputation, the seriousness of the charges, the complexity of the case, the length of the case (i.e. the likelihood of a trial), and whether or not expert witnesses are required.
  5. Qualities: The qualities you seek in a criminal defense lawyer are specific to you, so it is up to you to decide what type of individual you feel most comfortable having as representation. You can decide whether or not you wish to work with an attorney from a large or small firm, whether you prefer someone with more experience and a larger case load or someone younger with fewer cases to focus on. Determining what qualities are most important to you will aid you in hiring the right attorney for your case.

Once you have decided what qualifications you want in your drug defense attorney you can begin the search for finding criminal defense in your area. If you have any questions about a drug case, or a criminal matter please contact the Law Office of G. Thayer Williamson at 214-824-9461. I am a former Dallas County Assistant District Attorney, and I have been practicing in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex since 2000.

G. Thayer Williamson
Attorney and Counselor at Law
6060 N. Central Expressway Suite #560
Dallas, Texas 75206