What You Should Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Being charged with a crime of any sort is not to be taken lightly. Unfortunately, many people facing criminal charges make the mistake of hiring the first criminal defense lawyer they speak with, without first thoroughly investigating their credentials. Of course, the first attorney you talk to may very well be the one for you, but you should also ask yourself several questions before hiring that attorney. Please continue reading to learn more about what you should look for when hiring a Bergen County criminal defense lawyer.

Here’s What to Consider When Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Just some of the questions you should ask yourself when deciding on a criminal defense lawyer to represent you are as follows:

  • Can the attorney answer your basic questions? If you come to your attorney for advice and he or she cannot answer your most basic questions (e.g. “what penalties may I face?” or “how are we going to proceed?” you should probably look elsewhere. Your attorney must be knowledgeable of the law and able to give you guidance when you need it most.
  • Does the attorney have a focus in criminal law? Many attorneys dabble in various legal fields but don’t have in-depth knowledge in any of them. Our firm exclusively practices criminal and bankruptcy law, making us well-equipped to handle your criminal charges.
  • Do you feel at ease with your attorney? You should feel comfortable in your choice to hire the attorney in question. Our legal team will take the time to answer each of your questions, keep you informed of your options, and will overall consistently advocate for your best interests, every step of the way.
  • How is the attorney/law firm rated on Google? The best way to gauge whether a law firm offers quality legal services is by checking their online reviews from past clients. The Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri maintains a near-5-star review on Google, which serves as a testament to our dedication to representing our clients.

If you have any other questions or you’d like to speak with us about your criminal matter, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today. We are here to help you, every step of the way.


The Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri prides itself on providing our clients with the competent, honest, and effective legal advice they deserve. Whether you are facing sex crime charges, require assistance filing for bankruptcy, or are looking to go through the foreclosure mediation process, you can depend on us to fight for your rights through every step of the process going forward. Contact the Law Office Boyd & Squitieri today to learn more about how our legal team can help you.