Originally posted on Criminal Defense Lawyer | DWI, Drug, Theft & Assault Charges:
By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
This week I’m counting down the top 5 biggest mistakes people make when hiring a criminal defense attorney.
#3: Hiring an Attorney That Isn’t Qualified
Economists estimate that a criminal record can reduce your lifelong income by as much as -30%. For someone that would normally earn $50k per year, that comes out to a loss of $450,000 over 30 years!
A licensed attorney in the State of Texas can practice virtually any field of law ranging from mergers, bankruptcy, truck crashes all the way to criminal. There are slight exceptions here and there. Just because someone is licensed doesn’t mean they’re qualified or experienced enough to handle your criminal case!
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