Among the hundreds of criminal attorneys practicing law in Orange County, I wouldn’t hire most of them to fix a parking ticket.
I would know, since I’ve worked with many of them (on both sides of the aisle) over the last 50 years as both a federal agent and private investigator in Orange County.
There are actually only five that I would recommend, and if you don’t have one of them, I’d say you have little to no chance of success.
Here is the lay of the land:
So, knowing these odds, what is one to do if they need a criminal defense lawyer?
You could ask your co-workers, neighbors or a relatives for a criminal attorney referral. They might know one or two attorneys. That result will most likely be disastrous.
You can call us at (800) 577-1050, and make an appointment with myself or my staff.
We will evaluate your case on its own terms and merit.
I don’t publish the five names here, since these heavyweights each bring a different area of expertise to the process. There are many aspects (and excruciating circumstances) we consider in each case we evaluate.
We have pretty much seen every possible criminal case in our lifetime. If you are accused of murder, manslaughter, rape, assault, battery, robbery or even a white-collar crime, your first call should be to my office.
It’s worth considering the following:
- Do you need an attorney who is an experienced negotiator because your circumstances are so bleak that you don’t want to go to trial?
- Do you need an attorney who is an experienced trial advocate because the facts are so horrendous and the consequences so dire that you need to win at trial?
- Do you need a combination of both qualities?
Whatever your situation and predicament falls, don’t hesitate to building a strong litigation and investigative team around you and your family. Once we have recommended your attorney and they are willing to accept your matter, you should ask them the three main questions.
- What is the litigation plan?
- How long will it take?
- What will it cost?
He or she who hesitates in this selection process will be wearing an orange jump suit for a long time. I have also been told the bologna sandwiches and oranges are not that good.