If you have been charged with any variation of a fraud crime, you are looking at serious penalties. So, you need serious financial crime defense.
Often, the complicated nature of these charges involved thousands of pages of documents. It also involves bank reconciliations and a paper trail that could span years. Without an attorney experienced in financial crime, you run the risk of paying for a learning curve and a misappropriation of your critical defense funds into the wrong areas of concentration.
Finding an Attorney
If you are ready to find an attorney, here are a few tips to find the right lawyer for you. We’ve created a checklist of some important things to look out for if you want to hire a lawyer. You can use this checklist to find a good fit.
They Offer a Free Consultation
If possible, set up a consultation with a lawyer before hiring them. This way, you can meet the lawyer, ask any questions that you have, and determine if you feel comfortable with them. Bonus points if this consultation is free. This means that the lawyer is interested in getting to know potential clients and answer questions without financial pressure.
They Talk About Similar Cases
Does the lawyer you are talking to seem comfortable with the type of law you are dealing with? Are they referencing other cases that they have handled that are similar to yours? If so, this lawyer has knowledge about the type of law you are dealing with and can likely help with your specific situation.
They Answer the Tough Questions
Ask your most difficult questions when meeting with a lawyer during a free consultation. Make sure that you are upfront about your concerns, questions about costs, and more. In response, the lawyer should be able to handle these questions. Look for a lawyer who can give honest, simple answers and someone who does not beat around the bush.
They Have Testimonials
Check out the lawyer on Google, Facebook, and their website. See if the law firm has reviews. If they do, this is a good thing! It means that they have a lot of satisfied clients. You can use these reviews to learn more about the firm and the lawyer that you will be working with.
Ruane Attorneys has handled financial crimes since the company started in 2001. We deal with all types of white collar offenses. One of the biggest challenges in these cases is the state’s desire to resolve all cases the exact same way. They do this for the appearance of uniformity. Unfortunately for most clients, their situation, and case is as unique as they are, and they need someone to separate them from the usual suspects facing these charges. We can provide this service for our clients. We can help build your unique defense and present it in court so as to give you the best opportunity to defend yourself against the charges that you face. For more information, we are happy to discuss your situation during a free consultation.