So what exactly is our philosophy of what an Austin criminal lawyer should be? It's not an easy question to answer, but we do have some strong ideas about representation and interaction with clients. As an example, we prefer to interact with them. Understanding the client, their personalities, and motivations are essential to be able to convey the story from the accused's point of view. You may be as involved or as disconnected from the case as you choose, but at a minimum we should know what makes you tick.
An Austin criminal lawyer should keep the client up to date on the case, explaining the law as it applies to the case facts, possible defenses, the status of any negotiations, and the best options for resolution. We also feel it essential to be ready and willing to try any case if the client desires. Ultimately we want to try to be as transparent as possible, providing you with all the relevant information to make good decisions, and providing counsel based on our experience as Austin criminal lawyers.
Most importantly, an Austin criminal lawyer should simply care. Our goal is always to try to put people back in the position they were in before getting into legal trouble. Whenever possible, we try to resolve cases in a way that makes expunction of the record possible. We are especially sensitive to the needs of clients with special circumstances (e.g. professional licenses, security clearances, active duty military) and strive to maintain their status. By and large, our clients are regular people who don't consider themselves criminals. By accident, or poor judgment, or intoxication, good people can find themselves in criminal trouble. We want to guide them through the process as smoothly as possible and try to get them back on track. That's a simple way to look at it, but this could get really long. Read the blog for more insight into what we're about, or just give us a call.