This post begins a discussion of how Arkansas defendants should go about choosing a defense attorney when they are facing high level criminal charges. We are writing this series due to the fact that many defendants are making their first appearance in the criminal justice system. Such defendants often do not know what traits they should look for in an attorney. Our goal with this series is to assist the accused in ensuring they have quality representation.
We will be discussing a number of topics over our coming posts. Subjects we will look at include:
- The difference between handling a high-level felony offense and misdemeanor charges
- The importance of a defense lawyer’s experience when one is handling federal charges
- The need to “shop around” when considering which attorney to hire for a felony charge
A key point which we will stress, through each of these upcoming articles, is that one facing high-level charges is in a serious situation. Choosing an attorney who the defendant does not feel comfortable with can have lasting repercussions on one’s future. It is crucial that you make the best choice possible when picking representation.
Our Little Rock criminal defense lawyers have more than twenty-five years of combined experience in assisting Arkansas residents against felony charges, federal criminal charges, as well as on appeal. Patrick Benca is death-penalty certified and devotes extensive resources to each and every case our office handles. Our office prides itself on providing quality service and our attorneys regularly provide clients with their cell phone numbers so that they may answer any questions a client may have. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.