Running into legal issues is the last thing you or a loved one wants to deal with, especially when it comes to criminal charges, and when someone’s future is at stake it’s important to get the best legal representation possible. But where should you look and what makes a criminal defense law firm the best? Here are a few tips.

For one, the San Fernando Valley (SFV) is a large area spanning San Fernando itself as well as Canoga Park, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys and other cities within the valley but not all criminal cases are heard in the San Fernando Courthouse (located at 900 3rdstreet in San Fernando, CA). For those that are, you want a criminal defense attorney with experience in that particular court who knows the prosecutors, judges and can aggressively defend the charges you’re facing.

Secondly, it’s important to do your research on San Fernando criminal attorneys you’re looking to hire – don’t focus only on what they say they can do for you in the future, but also what they’ve done in the past. For example, if you’re facing domestic violence, theft or even murder charges, have they successfully defended those types of charges in the past? That’s important to know.

Thirdly, to relieve your stress and ensure you’re getting the best criminal defense possible, communication is key. You want a San Fernando criminal defense lawyer with experience in the local court, expertise in your particular type of case, and a law firm with good communication. One of the biggest complaints we hear from new clients is how their previous defense attorneys didn’t communicate well, and that’s not acceptable to us.

If you’re in the process of researching San Fernando criminal defense attorneys, give us a call at (818) 888-2711 for a free consultation.