What To Consider When Hiring An Attorney?
At a time when can be the most scared in your life, you and your loved ones are then faced with making one of the most important decisions of your life – choosing the right attorney. When you face the possibility of losing your freedom, possibly for many years, it simply does not make sense to hire a cheap attorney. Now is the time you should hire the best lawyer that you can afford. Hiring a “cheap” attorney will be more unsettling when you think of putting your future in those same hands.
When you are facing criminal charges that could lead to prison time, it is important to look for a criminal defense attorney who has: more than 15 years of experience in federal and state courts, has tried dozens of cases in federal and state courts, teaches trial advocacy to law students, and is experienced at handling a wide variety of criminal charges, including white collar crimes, drug cases, child pornography, violent crimes, criminal tax matters, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, and corruption charges.
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Should I Hire a Former Federal Prosecutor?
One of the most competitive and selective jobs to get in the legal profession is that of an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) – a federal prosecutor. How competitive? Some offices may have 200 applications for one opening, while others may have close to 1,000. Those applicants are whittled down to maybe 10 or 15 who are called in for intensive interviews, usually by several members of senior management and the U.S. Attorney.
Once selected, the United States then invests additional resources providing extra training and experience in its lawyers that cannot be overstated. The National Advocacy Center (NAC) in Columbia, South Carolina serves as a unique learning institution for federal prosecutors. As a federal prosecutor, I attended numerous specialized courses at the NAC ranging from grand jury procedures, advanced evidence, and wiretaps. The gains provided by those experiences are now utilized in formulating strategies for Haas Law’s clients. Who better can identify and exploit weaknesses in a prosecutor’s case? Some would go as far as to say former federal prosecutors make the best federal criminal defense attorneys.