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What to Look for When You Need to Hire a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney

by | Dec 21, 2018 | Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime in San Diego, you will need to hire a seasoned criminal defense attorney to give you the best possible chance of being found innocent or striking a favorable plea bargain to a lesser charge.  Many highly qualified attorneys in San Diego may be able to represent you, so how do you decide which one to use?  There are several skills you should look for to help you find the best attorney for your situation.

Seek Out a Criminal Defense Attorney with These Attributes

The biggest advantage you can give yourself when you need to be defended is to hire an attorney with many years of experience in cases just like yours.  Your freedom is too precious to take chances with an inexperienced rookie.  You will want someone who has dealt with prosecutors, judges, and juries for many years.  That attorney should also have a great track record of success that they can point to when you first make contact.

The attorney you select should also be familiar with the local court system where your case will be adjudicated.  Knowing the tendencies of judges and prosecutors can give you an advantage in those cases where it may be best to negotiate a plea bargain to a lesser charge, which takes place much of the time.

The attorney should also be recognized as a skilled negotiator who can work aggressively to give you every possible edge as you go through the defense of your charges.  Knowing how and when to apply pressure and when to take a deal is an art form that can only be refined through many years of experience.

Your San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Should Also Be a Great Communicator

Without a doubt, you are sure to have questions throughout your case, and making sure you understand what is going on and why is the key to easing your anxiety and making you the best possible asset for your defense.

When you work with Marc Kohnen, you are working with an attorney who has many of the important skills and the years of experience that you will need give you the best chance at being found innocent and protecting your freedom.

The Law Office of Marc S. Kohnen is a recognized criminal defense firm that serves clients in San Diego and other nearby California communities such as Chula Vista, Eastlake, National City, Mission Valley, El Cajon, La Mesa, Julian, Ramona, Vista, and San Marcos.  For a free initial consultation, contact his office at (619) 398-2500 or complete this contact form.

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Contact The Law Office of Marc S. Kohnen if you have been arrested and charged with a crime and need a skilled San Diego criminal defense lawyer. The firm represents clients throughout the community, and you can learn about their services by visiting the Areas We Serve page.

Office of Marc S. Kohnen
1350 Columbia Street, #700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 398-2500

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