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Good Questions to ask your Prospective Criminal Defense Attorney

Are you familiar with the charges I am facing?

When you are searching for a prospective criminal defense attorney, it is essential to ensure that they are knowledgeable and up-to-date on the charges you are facing. Asking if they are familiar with your situation can give you insight into their depth of knowledge, as well as their level of commitment to your case.

What is your experience in defending clients against similar charges?

Knowing how much relevant experience they have gained through previous cases is paramount in making sure your attorney is knowledgeable and has the ability to strategize an effective defense strategy. It can also provide insight into the possible outcomes of your case based on similar cases. Asking this question can help give you peace of mind that your attorney has the tools and expertise needed to represent you in court and potentially secure a beneficial result for you.

How often do you go to trial on such cases, and what is your success rate?

Knowing this can help you understand the lawyer's familiarity with similar court proceedings and develop an idea of how confident the lawyer may be in representing your case, giving you a better sense of security. Thus, it is recommended that you take note of the lawyer's responses as they will assist you in narrowing down your options and deciding which attorney is best suited for defending your case.

What strategies do you use when negotiating a plea deal or sentence reduction?

Knowing the steps taken by your prospective attorney to pursue the best possible outcome for you and your case can give you insight into their approach and level of expertise. Understanding such processes can aid in finding an attorney who has sound judgment and will represent you with utmost care. Asking about this aspect of their practice can help you gain confidence in your selection as well as better inform you on potentially crucial decisions ahead.

How often do you communicate with your clients?

A good attorney will ensure you’re updated throughout the legal process, as well as be available if you have any further questions or concerns. Since communication between client and lawyer can play a major role in the outcome of a case, this should be an issue that prospective attorneys are willing to discuss openly and honestly. The quality of service should never be less than impeccable, so inquire about regular contact and make sure you get clear communication with timeliness before making any agreement.


Meason & Ramsey Law provides a professional experience for all our clients, helping them navigate their legal rights. Our focus is criminal law (felony and misdemeanors). We specialize in Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law, Probate Law. We are currently accepting cases in Washington, Nowata and Osage counties. Meason & Ramsey Law has family lawyers, divorce lawyers, probate lawyers, criminal defense lawyers, DUI & DWI lawyers, co-counsel lawyers, family attorneys, divorce attorneys, probate attorneys, criminal defense attorneys, DUI & DWI attorneys and co-counsel attorneys. Marty Meason and Rodney D. Ramsey, Attorneys

Meason & Ramsey Law

515 Delaware Ave

Bartlesville, OK 74003


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