This post concludes and recaps my series on whether hiring a Phoenix criminal defense attorney is “worth it?” I decided to write on this topic because, it goes without saying, that legal services can be expensive. It is understandable how this high cost can leave a defendant wondering whether the expense is justified. The goal of my last several posts has been to provide information which will help one making a more informed decision when weighing the benefit of representation against their financial situation. If you have additional questions then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my last several posts. Issues which I have looked at included:
- How hiring a private defense attorney protects future career opportunities
- The importance of hiring a lawyer you feel comfortable with
- How to choose a criminal defense lawyer
- Why hiring an attorney is worth the expense
There are several reasons why these are important points to consider. First, a criminal record can reduce one’s ability to pass a background check or gain employment. This is true even if the conviction was only for a misdemeanor. The cost of legal services may be very small when compared to the loss of earning potential a conviction will bring. Second, justifying the cost of counsel is largely dependent on selecting a lawyer whom you are comfortable with. If you choose someone with whom you will not have a good working relationship then there is a good chance that you will not receive the full benefit of retaining representation. Finally, when the aforementioned points are considered, and someone thinks about their future objectively, then more often than not the benefit of an attorney justifies the cost.
If you have been arrested then contact my Phoenix office to schedule a free initial consultation. It is understandable that you may be wondering whether you need an attorney. You have nothing to lose by coming in and speaking with someone. My office is ready to assist you.
I also represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. My firm also assists Pima County residents in Tucson.