They say in life that you get what you pay for. Hiring a criminal defense
attorney is no different.
Many people shop around when looking for an attorney, trying to get the
best price as though it is the same as buying a car. Believe me it’s
not. Not all criminal defense attorneys are created equally.
A RECENT (NON-FICTION) TALE
Not long ago, I met with a family whose son was facing sexual assault charges;
a very serious matter no doubt. From our initial discussions, I realized
that the case was very defensible, if not winnable – particularly
given some very quick investigation that I did.
At the end of the day, the family hired another attorney; one who has been
practicing for a whopping two years and not an attorney who does 100%
criminal defense, but one who handles personal injury, family law, and
a little bit of criminal defense. I called this the “jack of all
trades and master of none.” Ask yourself, if you needed complicated
heart surgery, would you really wanted your doctor to have only read about
the procedure in a medical school text book? Not if you want to live you
When you hire a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix for bargain basement
fee, you will get bargain basement results. You will get what you pay for.
WHAT DOES JASON LAMM BRING TO THE TABLE
Let’s put something out there: I am not the cheapest criminal defense
attorney in town, but I am certainly not the most expensive. But when
you hire me to represent you in a serious felony matter, here are some
of the things that you get:
- 21 years of experience;
- A network of specialized investigator and expert witnesses;
- More than 100 trials;
- A reputation in the community with both judges and prosecutors as a hard
worker and straight shooter
A lot of criminal defense attorneys, particularly those who really don’t
know what they are doing, make a lot of promises to their clients about
the outcome of their case. To be clear, no attorney can promise or guarantee
the outcome of your case. If your lawyer even tries to do so, run.
CAN I HIRE YOU LATER?
Many people who initially hire a bargain basement or experienced lawyer
later come to me seeking representation. Sometimes the case can be salvaged,
and there are other times when the first lawyer has blown deadlines or
committed to ridiculous positions that no criminal defense attorney in
their right mind would ever think of taking.
Also, just because you hire me later in the case doesn’t mean it
will be less expensive. Often times, it’s the very opposite. When
I am brought in later in case, it takes a lot of time and effort to get
up to speed in a short time. When an attorney substitutes their appearance
for a previous attorney, they have to tell the court that they are ready
proceed given the current trial date and any deadlines that may be in
place. This need to accelerate a lot of work often costs the client more
money than if they would have just hired me in the first place.
GET A CONSULTATION WITH A PHOENIX CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
Once you sit down with me to discuss your case, you’ll see that there
is no substitute for experience and that you really do get what you pay
for. When your free or even your life is on the line, you can’t
afford to cut corners and need to do it right the first time. Personal
and confidential consultations can be arranged by calling my office at
(602) 663-9100. Looking back on the situation, you’ll be glad you
made the call and did things the right way.