How to Pick the Best Lawyer in Orlando for Your Criminal Case

Most lawyers offer free consultations so that you aren't wasting your time or theirs. If they don't offer a free consultation, find a lawyer who does. When you sit down with the lawyer ask if you can see/discuss some of their case results. This may seem a little straightforward, and it isn't a question most people feel comfortable asking, but it will give you proof that this lawyer will get the job done for you. You can ask to see their license to practice law, you can ask if they have a website, then visit it and read their clients' reviews. Do they recommend this lawyer to others? Did he win their case? Ask the lawyer how many cases they've won, and how many cases they have settled out of court.

Make sure the lawyer is qualified

There are a few methods available to an "average joe" who wants to verify the qualifications of a lawyer. When hiring a new lawyer, picking the most experienced and the best lawyer available makes the most sense. When the choice is narrowed down, investigate the lawyer on the Internet. Putting the lawyer's name or the law firm where he or she works into a search engine browser will bring up all kinds of information. Visiting the lawyer's or law firm's website will give a good, detailed summary of the types of cases the lawyer takes. Checking the Better Business Bureau for complaints against the lawyer is a great first step, too. The best way to make sure the lawyer being chosen is the right lawyer for the case is to talk to the lawyer during an initial interview.

What questions to ask

When a potential client meets with a lawyer during that first initial interview, the lawyer knows they are basically being interviewed. The client wants to ensure that the lawyer is qualified and competent, and the new lawyer will have the credentials to get the client's desired outcome. A few basic questions can give the client a feel for the lawyer and his suitability for the case. The potential client should ask the attorney how many cases they have had like the one being met over that day. The client should ask how many cases the lawyer has argued and won. The client should also ask where the lawyer went to school, when he or she graduated, and when the lawyer started practicing law. All of these questions will give the client a feel for the attorney. It will also give the client more information for an in-depth search of the lawyer's background if that is still required.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Battery

Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed

Dismissed

Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication

Granted

Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped

VOP for DUI

Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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Injury Settlements

$125,000

Scooter Accident

$275,000

Car Accident

$100,000

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$300,000

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$100,000

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