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Things to Consider When Hiring an Economic Crime Defence Solicitor

If you've committed a crime related to money, you might need the help from an economic crime solicitor. These are the types of legal advisors that can give you advice on how to proceed to arrange your time in court, avoid unnecessary fees surrounding the legal process, and also defend you in court. When finding a criminal defence solicitor, there are a few things you should look for to find one that you can really trust.

Look into similar cases they've had

Finding a solicitor that you can trust basically boils down to a couple of essential questions that you should ask the solicitor. The first thing you should ask is about similar cases that the solicitor might have had. This means they have experience with your particular type of case, which can increase the success rate of your case. If they haven't handled a case that is at all similar to yours but still are up for taking care of it, you should ask more probing questions to measure their level of expertise.

Get to know about fees

You should also ask the solicitor about the terms about their fees. Some solicitors only charge you once; regardless of how long the actual work takes. You should ask them if their initial fees cover any other fees that might surface during the process of the case. Also make sure to ask them about any instalment plans they might have that you can use after the case is closed, as you don't need to get any more payloads added to your initial dept.

Learn how many clients they currently have

Make sure to ask the solicitor about any other cases that they might have at the same time as you. They can't tell you about any details regarding the other cases they are working on but try to get an estimate on how many clients they have at the given time. This is important to know as this will tell you how much time they have to spend on your particular case.

Ask for references

You should also ask the solicitor about references they have from earlier clients. Some clients want to stay secret, possibly because of the delicate nature of many cases that economic criminal solicitors take on, so if they only have a few references, you shouldn't be too undeterred. However, if your solicitor doesn't even have one reference, you should think twice about hiring them. However, as hiring a solicitor for your legal affairs is an affair based on trust, it's more important that you trust and know the solicitor than having references from earlier clients.

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Hello, my name is Gavin. I live in downtown Sydney. When I was a kid, I was always in trouble. It started with little things like shoplifting on days when I had skipped school and progressed to more serious crimes. I was caught breaking into someone's home when I was 17 and sent to a young offenders centre. Since I got out of there, I have been going straight. Unfortunately, your reputation can follow you around. When the local police picked me up for a crime I didn't commit, I thought I was going back to jail. Thankfully, I had a great criminal attorney who was able to prove to the jury that I wasn't even in the city on the day of the crime took place. I learnt a lot about criminal law during the trial so I decided to start a blog to help others.

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