Questions to Ask When Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer
By Zachary Mushkatel on August 26, 2013
If you are facing an Arizona criminal charge in the Surprise, Glendale, or Peoria area, choosing a defense attorney who will fight for the best possible outcome in your case is vital. The following questions may help you determine whether an attorney has the experience your case requires.
- Do you have experience in criminal defense? Attorneys with experience in criminal defense cases know what to expect from the criminal process, which helps them predict the types of support their clients will need most.
- Have you handled cases like mine before? Although every criminal case is unique, lawyers with criminal defense experience have often dealt with charges similar to your case repeatedly. An attorney who is familiar with the laws involved in your case and has defended people against similar charges in the past is better able to draw from that experience in building your defense.
- Can you explain the charges against me and what might happen if I am convicted? While no attorney can guarantee an outcome for your case, your defense attorney should still be able to explain the charges you face and the possible penalties in a way that you understand. Being able to communicate openly with your lawyer is fundamental to building the best possible defense in your case.
The experienced Arizona criminal defense attorneys at Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC, can help you protect your legal rights in the face of any criminal charges, more information can be found at. Contact us today at (623) 889-0691 for a free and confidential case evaluation.
Zachary Mushkatel is an Arizona native who earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 2001 and his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004. After serving as a public defender, he entered into private practice and, ultimately, joined forces with Mathis Becker to form the law firm known today as Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC. In addition to criminal law, Mushkatel practices civil litigation, with a focus on estate litigation and personal injury cases. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce and Sun Valley Lodge, and he is an executive officer and member of the Board of Directors for the West Maricopa County Bar Association.