If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, you probably know that we often close our articles by letting the reader know that we offer a free case review. But what exactly can you expect during this strategy session, and what kind of commitment does it require of you? We explain what goes on during these free cases reviews and why we offer them to prospective clients in today’s blog.
What Happens During A Free Case Review
During a free case consultation, we look to do three things with each potential client. They are:
1. Discuss the facts of the case – The first thing we’ll do is pour over the facts of the case. We’ll want to hear your side of the story, and if it’s available we can take a look at the police report. There may be different versions of events, but we want to hear straight from your mouth what happened to you. This will give us a good baseline of how we can start to defend you against the charges.
2. Explain your charges – Next, we’ll go over what types of charges you’re facing. You may know that you’re facing an assault or DUI charge, but what exactly does that mean and what are the potential penalties for these crimes? We will cover what a typical first-time conviction can result in, or if you’ve had past convictions, we can explain how these may impact your new charges. One of the biggest reasons why people don’t hire a defense attorney is because they don’t really know what’s at stake. We can lay out all the potential penalties in the event of a conviction so you can determine how to best proceed.
3. What we would do next – The final topic we cover centers around how we would proceed with your defense should you hire us as an attorney. Maybe we see weaknesses with the police report, there’s a clear due process violation or one of the witnesses statements contradicts the police report. We’ll explain how we’d begin to establish your defense, and we also like to touch on plea bargain options. We’ll be happy to defend your case in court, but we want to lay out all your options, and sometimes that involves looking at a reduced plea deal that protects your interests. We’ll explain all your options and how we can help you achieve your ultimate goals.
After the meeting, you can decide to hire us to represent you in this matter or you can walk out of the office without a commitment. Obviously we’d like to be able to represent you, but you’re free to do what you want, so if you want to talk it over with family or your spouse, that’s fine. We’ll be here when you’re ready. Give us a call at (952) 224-2277 to set up this free strategy session today.