criminal lawyer Rajshahi We live in a complex legal system, and navigating it can be difficult if you’re dealing with charges of your own. That’s why it’s important to have someone on your side who knows the ins and outs of criminal law and has experience working in the courtroom. Unfortunately, not all lawyers are created equal—some lawyers lack the passion or skill required to handle these types of cases, which can leave you vulnerable in the courtroom.
The first step in your journey
Hiring the right lawyer for your case is crucial. This can be difficult, and you should expect it to take some time before you find the right one. That being said, there are some steps you can take to make this process easier. First, do your research! Read online reviews and call former clients for testimonials. Second, be sure that the lawyer specializes in what you need help with. Finally, if possible, interview the prospective lawyers in person so that you feel comfortable hiring them.
How do you pick the right criminal lawyer?
The best way to find the right criminal lawyer for you is by doing some research. The Internet is an excellent resource for finding lawyers in your area and reading reviews. The American Bar Association can also be a good resource, as they have ratings and reviews on their site. It’s important to take into consideration the lawyer’s experience with your particular type of case, as well as how much they charge. Some lawyers will offer consultations or initial meetings free of charge; others will not, so make sure to ask about this before making an appointment. Once you’ve narrowed down potential candidates, it’s important to do some interviews (in person or over the phone) before deciding which one you want representing you.
How can you pay for my legal services?
I’m happy to talk with you about your case and outline the various options available. Depending on the type of case, I might be able to offer you a fixed fee that covers all aspects of representation or work out an hourly rate that best suits your budget. If we decide to work together, I will also provide copies of my retainer agreement and fee schedule for your review.
Don’t just read about it; do something about it
There are some things you should know before hiring an attorney. For example, when speaking with your potential lawyer, it’s important to ask them what their experience is in the area of law that you need help with. For example, does the lawyer have experience in criminal cases? This will give you an idea of what level of expertise they have and how much they know about the law in your state. It’s also important to find out how much experience they’ve had in courtrooms. If they’ve been practicing for more than five years and typically represent defendants, then they’re more likely to be able to provide competent representation. Lastly, make sure you understand your lawyer’s rates and fees upfront so that there are no surprises later on down the line.
A list of Don’ts
Don’t expect your criminal lawyer to be able to get you out of jail. It’s possible, but it will take some time and effort. This is why hiring a criminal lawyer from the beginning is so important. Your defense attorney will work with you on bail arrangements and other pretrial procedures, which will make your case that much stronger.
Don’t rely solely on your lawyer for all of the information about the legal process or what steps are needed in your case. Your lawyer can guide you through what he or she needs from you, but it’s up to you to do research on the law, how cases work and how they can help you with your situation.
Don’t be afraid of asking questions!
Don’t get fooled into pleading guilty
The criminal justice system is complicated and most people do not understand the legal process. If you have been accused of a crime, it is essential that you hire an experienced criminal lawyer. The attorneys at Rajshahi criminal law firm are available 24/7 for clients who want to speak with someone about their case. Call us today for your free consultation so we can better understand your situation and advise you on what you should do next.
Know what is reasonable bail and bond amounts
Bail is the amount of money put down as collateral in order to be released from jail. Bail must be paid in full for the accused person to be released. The amount of bail set by the judge will depend on the severity of the crime, with more serious crimes requiring a higher bond.
Bond is typically around 10% of what is owed, so if you owe $5,000 in taxes and have $5,000 in assets, then you would need at least $500 worth of assets ($5,000 x 10%) for bond. Bonds are not always required for minor infractions such as speeding tickets or parking violations.
Do I really need an attorney present at every meeting with law enforcement?
The answer is, it depends on the circumstances. In many cases, even if you are not under arrest or being detained, law enforcement will ask you to come in for questioning about a potential crime. It is important that you know your rights and assert them if necessary. If law enforcement asks you to show identification or answer any questions, politely refuse. However, if they have already arrested you or are detaining you against your will then an attorney should be present at all meetings with law enforcement.
Is my case eligible for dismissal or expunction?
This is probably the first question you are going to ask your lawyer, and it’s an important one. If your case is eligible for dismissal or expunction, it will be much easier for the lawyer to negotiate with the prosecutor. Cases that are eligible for dismissal or expunction typically involve:
-Misdemeanor offenses (no jail time)
Legal expenses, fee splitting, and contingency fee arrangements
Lawyers charge fees for their services. If you have
legal expenses and can’t afford the fees, it’s best
to hire a criminal lawyer who will work on
contingency. This means that the lawyer does not get
paid until he or she wins your case. Generally,
lawyers take up to one-third of the settlement
amount as an attorney fee. However, if you
and your spouse are filing separately, then each
spouse is entitled to one-half of the settlement
amount as an attorney fee. It’s important that you
discuss with your lawyer how they want their fee split before
hiring them so there are no hard feelings later on.
Get copies of everything before you hire me
It’s important to have all the information about
your case before you talk with me. I need copies
of any police reports and witness statements,
as well as any criminal history that you have. I’ll
need copies of any photographs or video
footage that might be relevant too.
It’s also important for us to discuss what your
goals are for the case. If you want a plea bargain,
we may not do the same things as if you want a trial – and we’ll
need time to prepare for either situation accordingly.
I can’t give legal advice without knowing all the
facts and circumstances of your case, so please
come prepared with all the information about your situation
when we meet for our first consultation.