What to Look for in a BC Criminal Defence Lawyer
If you find yourself in the unenviable position of being charged with a criminal offence, then you will need a criminal defence lawyer. In today’s blog, we will talk about what to look for when hiring a criminal defence lawyer in British Columbia.
Experience in criminal defence law and specifically defending the type of charges that you are facing is very important. Ask your lawyer if he or she has defended this type of case before and what the outcomes were. It’s always a risk to hire to hire someone young and inexperienced no matter how enthusiastic or hungry that lawyer is.
Criminal law is a specialty. You want a lawyer who spends all of his or her time on criminal law, not a lawyer who handles a criminal case from time to time. Lawyers who specialize in criminal law will give your best chance at a good outcome that may affect your future and your reputation.
Ask around for lawyers who have good reputations. You can also do some research online. You will need to communicate with your lawyer on a regular basis, and it is very important that you have complete confidence in him or her and that you feel comfortable with your lawyer.
If you need an experienced criminal lawyer in Vancouver, call Michael Bloom at (604) 603-5513. One of Mr. Bloom’s biggest assets is that he used to be a prosecutor, so he understands how the other side thinks and works. Legal proceedings are adversarial and you need a fully committed lawyer who takes you and your case very seriously.
Michael Bloom is a very experienced criminal defence lawyer, who started his career as a Crown Prosecutor.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Bloom, please call his office at (604) 603-5513 or Toll-Free at (877) 603-5513.