If you are facing a serious criminal charge, selecting the right attorney may be the most important decision you make in your life. It is CRITICAL that you get clear answers to the following questions from any law firm you hire.
Do not hire a defense firm without getting the name of the person you will depend on for your defense. You need the best attorney for your case, not just the one who happens to be available at the moment or is least expensive to the firm. Check out any bar complaints against this person. Ask for his or her courtroom track record. Don't just settle for years of experience. Ask for his or her actual results in cases like yours.
Mario Rodriguez will handle your case personally. We are proud of our record of ZERO client bar complaints.
Be sure the fee you pay includes the cost of preparing and taking your case to trial. The best way to avoid a trial is to prepare for one. Be sure your attorneys have extensive trial experience in cases like yours. Going to trial is costly for law firms, and many firms tend to rush to plea bargain agreements involving a GUILTY plea — in order to improve their profits. Mario Rodriguez has personally tried over one hundred and fifty jury trials to conclusion.
Mario Rodriguez is a trial lawyer. He prepares every case for trial, and he has an unparalleled track record of courtroom success.
Check your state bar association for client complaints against attorneys and the Better Business Bureau for complaints against the firm. Be sure you see a clean record. You don't want to be the next one to file a complaint.
The Bottom Line: You Get What You Pay For
When defending your life, results are everything. The difference between the cheapest and most expensive defense is trivial compared to the effect an inadequate defense will have on your life. A bad outcome can result in lifelong loss of income, jail time, family crisis and tremendous distress.