Choosing a Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney

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Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney, Michelle Sparrow, offers guidance regarding the criteria to use when searching for representation by a defense attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina.

When choosing a criminal defense attorney to represent you, there are important questions to answer about prospective representatives.

  1. Are they experienced?
  2. Are they near me and/or familiar with the area?
  3. Are they knowledgable in the law?
  4. Are they knowledgable about the type of situation I’m in?

It may be tempting to hire your best friend’s daughter as your attorney. After all, you have known her since she was 4, but if she is inexperienced in a court of law it could seriously impact your case and not earn you any positive results.

You may know of a very brilliant lawyer in San Francisco who would be willing to take your case. But what if they aren’t as familiar with North Carolina law? What if they aren’t familiar with the opposing counsel and aware of any court room tactics they use? A lawyer may be great but not being near you or being familiar with the area in which you are being tried could put them at a disadvantage.

Your brother may be a great business lawyer. He could advise you all day long on articles of incorporation or on intellectual property law. However, he may not be the strongest litigator.

At Sparrow Law Firm, our attorneys are knowledgable in a broad range of felony and misdemeanor areas. We also strive to work with experts in outside respective fields so that we have all the resources we need to best defend our clients.


If you are seeking counselĀ for representation, contact the Raleigh criminal defense attorneys at Sparrow Law Firm for a free consultation.