By Glen R., Graham, Attorney at Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma http://www.glenrgraham.com
Criminal Defense Attorney Tulsa, OK Phone: 918-583-4621
Each criminal case is different but you normally start by hiring an attorney. How you choose the right attorney says alot about you. To properly research the attorney you are going to hire, you will want to know certain information. People assume that the lawyer with a nice advertisement is experienced and has been practicing law for many years able to go to jury trial on their case if they need the lawyer to go to trial. This is not true. Some lawyers will openly tell you that they do not go to trial on cases and some lawyers will withdraw in your case if you request a jury trial. You need to ask the lawyer before you hire them if they are willing and able to try your case, if you need a jury trial. Some lawyers have certain disabilities that may prevent them from doing a jury trial. You should meet the lawyer in person in their office before you hire them so that you can determine for yourself if that is the right lawyer for your case. Some lawyers want to meet you on the spare of the moment at the court house and then you may feel pressure to hire them because you did not take the time to shop around for the best lawyer for your case. When hiring a lawyer you are hiring someone to represent you in court and this is a very personal and extremely important matter and your freedom may depend upon the quality of the attorney that you employ.
There are many new lawyers who have only been practicing law a few months or a year or so and some have never gone to jury trial on a case. Some lawyers will not tell you this information unless you specifically ask: When were you admitted to practice law? How many jury trials have you done? If you are good at using a search engine like http://www.google.com or http://www.yahoo.com then you could research the criminal defense attorney to see what the date of admission to practice law and information concerning jury trials or other information about the lawyer. Some former prosecutors seem to secretly want to go back to being prosecutors and do not join any of the criminal defense organizations dedicated to defending people such as the Tulsa Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, or the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Some lawyers are not members of the better business bureau and do not respond to criticism or do not properly respond to client needs. Some lawyers will not help you obtain a drivers license when you have a dui case and do not advise you regarding license matters on dui cases. I will do my best to advise and assist you in regard to your license matter on dui cases.
I have practiced law for over 25 years, I am a member of criminal defense organizations, and I have never been a prosecutor, and I am a member of the better business bureau, although I would prefer clients communicate directly with me at (918) 583-4621 or email: email@example.com or otherwise and my website is http://www.glenrgraham.com