Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer Now, or Wait for the Courts to Reopen?
By Rosenthal Barbieri
Whether you’re facing charges relating to a DWI, theft, drug possession or anything else, do not wait to hire a criminal defense attorney when the courts resume. Just because the courts are closed does not mean that the justice system has stopped. Hiring an attorney during this time can be beneficial to you and your case for the following reasons.
- Once the courts resume there will be a flood of court dates set to begin catching up on the ones pushed from mid- March. Attorneys and court staff will be pushed into overtime to meet the demands to get the system back on track. Hire your legal team prior to this event to ensure that the court has your attorney on record so that both of you will be notified of any new court dates or updates.
- Because attorneys want all the relevant information you have about your case, it’s best to share with them early on so that you don’t forget the details. The success of a case depends on how strong the underlying facts may be, so the more you remember the more information you can share with your attorney.
- Your attorney will begin communicating with the Court and prosecutors right away regarding your case. Our firm is in communications with and receiving updates from the courts daily.
Have you been arrested or are you facing criminal charges?
Don’t put off hiring a criminal defense attorney or attempt to face the consequences alone. Rosenthal Barbieri offers free phone or Zoom consultations while our office is working remotely during the Shelter order. Call (972) 369-0577 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers.