If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you are probably feeling overwhelmed. You know you need a lawyer, but when you open the phone book or begin searching the internet, you are inundated with suggestions on criminal attorneys. How do you know which lawyer is right for you?

Choosing a Criminal Defence Lawyer

Choosing a lawyer is not a decision to be made lightly. If you have been charged with a crime, you are embarking on a journey that will put your rights, your finances, your reputation, and even your freedom at risk. Your legal representation will be one of the most important decisions that you will ever face.

You want a lawyer who is not just talented, but who is also genuinely interested in looking out for your best interests. You need a lawyer who can analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your case in order to build a solid defence. And you need someone to provide you with an open and honest assessment of your case and your options, someone to help you make the tough decisions that lie ahead.

You want someone who is accessible, who will make you a priority when it comes to returning calls or answering questions, even you need to talk on weekends or during odd hours.

You want a solid track record of demonstrable success, from a lawyer with experience in criminal defence cases like yours. The lawyer you choose should be somebody on the forefront of the legal defence field, who is up to date on the latest developments in the law, and is not afraid to take bold steps to get the job done. Do not hesitate to ask your lawyer about his or her history and record, as well as any articles that they have published.

You want to find somebody who has been in practice for a while, and who is a member in good standing of the local or provincial bar associations and other legal organizations. There is much to be said for experience, and hiring an established criminal lawyer is one of the best choices you can make when it comes to the handling of your case.

Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman: Criminal Defence Lawyers On Your Side

The legal team at Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman prides itself on the unique talents and experience that each member brings to the table. For example, Leo Adler is one of the leading voices on the subject of DNA in criminal cases, arguing many of the cases that set critical legal precedents in this area; Boris Bytensky is the founder and president of the Russian Speaking Lawyers Association; and Edward Prutschi is certified as a breath technician, which allows him to craft reliable defences in impaired driving cases.

The Law Firm of Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman is committed to providing the highest standards of legal defence for individuals and corporations charged with criminal offences. Collectively, this team of lawyers has decades of experience in all areas of criminal law, including conducting trials and arguing cases at all levels of court in Ontario as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada. They represent those who find themselves facing criminal charges, and they also provide legal assistance to other lawyers and firms in a variety of legal areas (such as immigration or family law), when those matters cross the line into the criminal arena. They have established reputations within the Ontario legal community for their commitment to justice and unwavering dedication to professionalism. For a free initial telephone consultation, contact Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman at 5000 Yonge St, Suite 1708, Toronto ON M2N 7E9, or by calling (416) 365-3151.