If you have been accused of a crime, have been arrested for a crime, or are simply a person of interest, you are going to need a good criminal attorney. While the State of New York will provide you with a public defender, public defenders are over burdened and over worked and will not give your case the time you need. Therefore, your best bet of getting an acquittal or a good plea bargain is to hire yourself a competent, private criminal attorney. But you may not know how to go about finding a good criminal attorney or who would be the best lawyer for you. If you are in New York, simply follow this article for how you can find a New York criminal attorney.
Network of Friends
First, try your network of friends. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to hire an attorney and the best way to find a local criminal attorney. If any of your friends or colleagues are attorneys, ask if they can recommend a good criminal attorney. Have any of your friends been arrested or accused of a crime themselves? If so, ask them what New York criminal attorney they used. You will feel much more confident hiring an attorney with a proven track record and with a recommendation from someone you trust.
If no one in your network of friends can recommend a good New York criminal lawyer, try contacting the New York State Bar or New York bar associations, they can offer recommendations on qualified New York criminal attorneys. New York bar associations include the New York State Bar Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York County Lawyers Association, etc… All of these bar associations have criminal law sections and can recommend quality New York criminal attorneys.
Another resource for finding New York criminal attorneys is FindLaw.com, you can search FindLaw for attorneys by areas of law they specialize in and where they practice. Simply search FindLaw for criminal attorneys in New York and more specifically in your town or city.
If you have had no luck wiht finally you can simply search for New York criminal attorneys on the interent. Try a simple “Google” search for New York criminal attorneys.