During trial, it is essential for the accused to have a lawyer present and the defense attorney ensures that one is hired for them. The lawyer’s job is to ensure that their client is defended from all kinds of crimes including murderers, thieves and drug dealers.
When hiring a lawyer some of the characters to look for are as mentioned in here.
The lawyer must be of a high integrity level and of unquestionable character. They must have excellent communication skills and can convey information to their clients honestly and in good time. The lawyer should be able to express themselves well both in writing and speech.
The lawyer should also be capable of carrying out researches not only related to the case but also about the crime their client may be accused of and anything the police may have failed to spot or omitted. The attorney should be flawless in their negotiations as many cases are settled out of court. Agreements are arrived at by prosecutor and the defense attorney after negotiations take place and the agreements presented to a judge for consent, therefore, the lawyer must make the best deal for their client.
A theatrical lawyer is more often than not appropriate and must be done in moderation and within the legal background. A confident attorney in a court should not be intimidated by the judge, prosecutors or jury. The lawyer should also be able to think on his feet during a court proceeding or negotiating settlements or making arguments. The attorney must also be very knowledgeable in all matters law which is essential when they are preparing for court.
The attorney should be resilient and have great perseverance especially if the case is in court as he must be able to convince and take every opportunity to influence the judge and jurors. When the client is found guilty the attorney should be able to deplete all appeal avenues. The attorney must also be able to work well with the police, understand how they work and be able to get information from them with ease. The attorney must be sensitive towards the client, their family and the consequences of their judgment and what it means. For instance a guilty decision, without a jail term will most likely affect the clients’ professional licenses. As the law rapidly changes, the lawyer you settle on should keep abreast with the latest changes in the law.
To prevent any divergence, the lawyer should ensure utmost client discretion including information about their family. All research carried out by the lawyer should be discreet and done without involving external sources. The attorney should give precedence to the client’s safety and full attention to their case.