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Questions Worth Asking Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

The criminal justice system can be overwhelming for anyone facing criminal charges. As you know, the outcome of your case will impact your life for months or years to come, which is why you can’t hire just any attorney to represent you during this critical time. Below, we’ve outlined some of the most important questions anyone seeking legal representation should ask themselves before moving forward with a lawyer.

What to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

Just some of the most important questions anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney should ask are as follows:

  • Can the attorney answer the questions I have about my case? First and foremost, your attorney must be knowledgeable. If you ask your attorney basic questions about your case, such as the penalties you’re up against and he or she cannot answer, you should probably look elsewhere.
  • Does the attorney exclusively practice criminal law? You wouldn’t hire a plumber to work on your car, and you wouldn’t hire an auto mechanic to fix your boiler, so why hire an attorney who predominantly practices divorce or personal injury law to handle your criminal case? We exclusively practice criminal and traffic law–we don’t just dabble in it.
  • Do I trust the attorney? At the center of every attorney-client relationship should be a heavy degree of trust. If you can’t trust your attorney to represent you to the best of his or her ability, he or she is not the right attorney for you. Cohen Criminal Law will listen to your story, tailor our strategy to your case, and fight for the best outcome possible on your behalf, keeping you in the loop every step of the way.
  • Does the attorney have a solid rating on Google? These days, many of us won’t even order a can opener without first reading Amazon reviews on the device. The same should apply to the attorney you choose to represent your case. Cohen Criminal Law maintains a 5-star rating on Google, something only attainable by a legal team that truly cares about their clients.

If you have any questions about our firm, experience, or how we can help you, simply speak with our seasoned Red Bluff criminal lawyer today.


Here at Cohen Criminal Law, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Our mission is to defend your rights, and we are committed to that mission. We will be your number one advocate through every step of the process. Attorney Cohen has fought on behalf of those charged with crimes and traffic violations for over 30 years, and he is ready to fight for you, too. Contact Cohen Criminal Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.