What is the next step once I hire you as my attorney?
That is really case specific. It really depends upon what the client needs to have done. If you hire the attorney before sitting down and having a face-to-face meeting, then that’s probably the next step. If you have already had the in-person consultation and then you decide to make the decision to hire the attorney, my preference as a criminal defense attorney is to then sit down with the client and map out what is expected of the client and what is expected of the attorney during the timeline of the case. I like to explain to them what they can expect and what the timeline looks like so that everyone knows what tasks are expected of them. The client will have reasonable expectations of when to expect follow-ups from the attorney and when to expect certain things to happen. It also gives the clients a chance to ask questions.