Were you or one of your family members recently arrested in Las Vegas? If so, you may be left feeling overwhelmed and confused, looking for answers to your questions and advice on what to do next. This is common, and the legal system in Nevada is extremely complex.
One of the best things that you can do now is to schedule a free case review with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Las Vegas. At the Law Office of Joel M. Mann, we offer truly free initial legal consultations. There are no hidden obligations or strings attached. We want people who are in a stressful situation to be able to get the most out of their time. To help, we have put together a guide on what you can expect during your free criminal defense consultation.
The Basics of a Free Consultation
A free consultation with our firm gives you an opportunity to have your situation reviewed by a highly experienced Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer. The purpose of a free legal consultation is twofold:
- Clients need to meet their potential attorney to assess that attorney’s qualifications, to establish a rapport, and to get information about their case.
- The attorney needs to listen to the client’s story in order to understand the charges as well as the overall circumstances so the attorney can begin crafting a suitable legal defense strategy.
How to Prepare for Your Initial Criminal Defense Consultation
Know Your Situation
To get the most out of your free case review, you should try to come into the meeting with as much information about your case as you possibly can. Certainly, it is not your job to do legal research. Your criminal defense lawyer can take care of that. The attorney has a deep understanding of criminal statutes and criminal procedure in Nevada. However, you should have a basic understanding of what happened and the charges you are facing. You should be ready to explain the circumstances of your arrest and any other information that may be relevant to your case or your legal defense.
Bring Documents, Records and a Notepad
You should also bring any documents or records that you have in your possession to your consultation. Ultimately, the official paperwork is the most important thing that you can show an attorney. Joel will be able to review any documents you have in order to properly assess your case. Relevant documents and records can include anything from the arrest report to court paperwork to written statements from witnesses.
Additionally, you should bring a notepad with you to your initial consultation. We strongly encourage you to take notes. The information that you will be provided with will be very useful to you, whether or not you choose to work with our firm.
Be Ready to Ask Questions
Your free consultation is an opportunity to get specific, detailed answers to the questions that you have about your case. When getting ready for your consultation, you should prepare some basic questions to ask. If there is something that you want to know about, make sure to ask.
Many people ask us: What questions should I ask a criminal defense attorney? To help get you started, we have put together a list of some common useful questions that you may want to ask our Las Vegas criminal defense attorney:
- How much experience do you have practicing criminal law?
- Have you handled cases similar to mine?
- Do you have experience appearing in the courtroom where my case will be heard?
- Can you explain the steps of the legal process to me?
- Should I consider pleading guilty?
- What are my defense strategy options?
- Which facts in my case will work for me and which ones will work against me?
- Is there anything I can do at this point to help myself?
- What are your legal fees?
What Are Your Goals?
As important as it may be to ask questions of the attorney at your initial consultation, it is more important for you to discuss your goals for your case. Every person has different needs and desires for their case and it is critical that the attorney understands what is most important to you. Knowing your goals can help prioritize what is important in the case and how best to achieve those goals. So be prepared to express to the attorney what goals you have for your case.
When You Hire Joel, You Get Always Joel
Our clients always get the personalized attention that their case deserves. When you hire me, you get me – period.
We will not treat you like a number or simply another case file that needs to be dealt with. When you work with our firm, not only will you always get attention from one of the top-rated criminal lawyers in Las Vegas, but you will also get an attorney who will always listen to your concerns and desires, so that you can seek the best possible results for your individual needs. Joel is a 13-year Clark County criminal court trial veteran who is ready to fight for your rights.
We Can Help You: Our Commitment to Our Clients
For our current and prospective clients, we are committed to helping you and using your time wisely. During your free legal consultation, we make four promises:
- We are committed to gathering as much information as possible from you so we can properly evaluate your case.
- We are committed to listening to you so that we can fully understand your needs and desires.
- We are committed to helping you understand the charges against you as well as your legal rights and your legal options.
- We are committed to providing you with top-quality legal guidance.
If you choose to work with our law firm, we are ready to represent you, working aggressively to protect your freedom and seek the best possible results for you. If you do not choose to work with our firm, we are satisfied knowing that we could provide you with helpful legal information during your free case evaluation.
Schedule Your Free Legal Consultation Today
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Southern Nevada, you need to take immediate action. Joel is an experienced Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer who can help. Please do not delay in contacting Law Office of Joel M. Mann by calling us or filling out our short online contact form. From our office in Downtown Las Vegas, we serve clients throughout Clark County and Southern Nevada, including in Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mesquite, Paradise and Boulder City.