One of the most important decisions that a person can make is hiring the
criminal defense lawyer. When you are charged with a crime, your freedom is at stake. This
may include time on probation, parole, or jail time. A criminal charge
can have significant consequences including long term consequences including
infringing on an individual's ability to obtain employment, have a
professional license, acquire housing, student loans, and even exercising
such Constitutional Rights to vote or possess firearms.
While the Law Office of Scott L. Kramer P.C. provides a very important service, it is a service nonetheless and the facts you must look at before hiring any provider is just as applicable to attorneys. Over the years some perspective clients have asked us why they should hire our attorney instead of another. Keep reading to learn of some factors that are very important when selecting a criminal defense lawyer.
You should ask if your attorney handled charges like yours in the County in which the charge was filed. At the Law Office of Scott L. Kramer P.C., approximately 95% of our practice is devoted to criminal defense matters within the Delaware Valley area. This limited focus allows us to try and become masters of one area of the law as oppose to generally knowing many areas.
Attorney Scott L. Kramer has been a criminal defense attorney since 2004 and has handled almost every type of criminal case at every stage of the process from pre-charge through trial as well as appellate work. If you are reviewing an attorney's website, and they do not list when he or she started practicing criminal law, it is highly likely that the attorney is attempting to hide inexperience. Also, be aware of attorneys that advertise many years of legal work without specifying criminal defense work. It is very important to know how many years of specific practice the prospective attorney actually has. Scott L. Kramer is a focused, experienced, and devoted Media criminal defense attorney.
Has your prospective attorney have a proven track record of winning cases? In many situations, a lawyer that has been practicing for several years should have a solid number of case wins that can be discussed with you. If the attorney is not winning cases, then why would you want to hire them? You should also question the attorney as to whether the results were won by them or by other attorneys in the office. Some law firms take credit for cases that were won by another attorney that is not loner employed at the firm.
Professional Associations & Accolades
Look at peer reviews. If the lawyer is not respected by his colleagues, something is definitely wrong. Scott L. Kramer is well-respected by criminal defense attorneys and routinely receives referrals from firm across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as other states across the country and even from Canada.
What does the attorney do in his spare time to become a better criminal defense lawyer? Scott L. Kramer has been an active member of various synagogues since he was a child. He also volunteers his time with his children's soccer team and donates his time to various charities and food pantries within the Delaware Valley area.
As it relates to criminal defense, Mr. Kramer is a long-time active member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Delaware County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He volunteers his time as pro bono counsel for Women Against Reporting, a nationwide group that challenges Megan's Law and sex crimes law across the United States.
Do you like your attorney as a person? You should feel comfortable before you retain counsel. Your lawyer will be your partner, ally, and friend throughout what is sometimes a very scary experience. The attorney/client relationship is a partnership and you must feel that your Media criminal defense lawyer has all your interest at heart and will fight as hard as possible to achieve the best resolution.
Money is always a factor in selecting an attorney. Regrettably, good counsel does generally cost more, but the adage “you get what you pay for” is often true. Over the years, we have consulted with many clients, some of whom retain another firm because they are cheaper. The client later contacted me due to dissatisfaction with the cheaper option. Most of the time the cheaper attorney did shoddy work and did not respond to messages, answer questions, or did not know the basics of criminal defense law.
Other times clients call because the other attorney made mistakes with the case. Usually when a client hires another attorney and fires them to come to the Law Office of Scott L. Kramer P.C., we do the best we can to fix prior mistakes. It is extremely important to get it right the first time by hiring an experienced, knowledgeable, well-respected Media criminal defense attorney. You cannot afford the alternative.
Call our firm today at (610) 595-4640 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.