If you have already been charged, you have more time to hire a lawyer than you think. Most courts will give defendants a couple of weeks to hire a lawyer. However, most people rush out and hire the first lawyer they come across, making a poor decision. If law enforcement officials are at your door, pressuring you to talk, you need a lawyer immediately. Before giving up fundamental rights, you should talk with a lawyer. Keep in mind that the lawyer you hire before you are charged does not have to be the same one who defends you after you are charged.
How Long Should I Wait Before Hiring a Lawyer?
Apr 20, 2016