What Makes a Good Criminal Lawyer?

Written by Jerry Steele

Criminal Defence

What Makes a Good Criminal Lawyer?

Written by Jerry Steele

Criminal Defence
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For more than 20 years, Steele Law has successfully guided individuals and business entities through the unique challenges posed by criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as prosecutions in state and federal courts nationwide.
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If you’ve never hired a criminal lawyer, you might not be sure what to look for when you need one. What makes a good criminal lawyer versus a less effective criminal lawyer? Keep reading to find out three non-negotiable qualities to look for in a BC criminal defence lawyer.  

Excellent Communication Skills

A good BC criminal lawyer must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. A defence lawyer should be able to clearly and effectively communicate with their client, the Crown counsel, and the judge and jury if a trial is necessary. Clear and concise communication is hugely beneficial in a criminal case—miscommunications or misunderstandings could have severe consequences.

Additionally, a good criminal lawyer should have strong negotiation skills to potentially secure a plea deal for their client. This requires the ability to argue and persuade effectively, along with being able to anticipate counterarguments from the opposing side.

Extensive Knowledge of Criminal Law

It goes without saying that an excellent criminal defence lawyer needs to have extensive knowledge and understanding of criminal law. They should be well-versed in the legal codes and statutes relevant to their client’s case and any recent changes or developments in criminal law. This knowledge allows them to build a strong defence strategy for their client and anticipate potential challenges.

Expertise and Experience

A proven track record of winning BC criminal cases like yours will give you the confidence and assurance you need to trust your defence lawyer. Look for a lawyer who specializes in the area of criminal defence that applies to your situation, with a successful history of defending clients against similar charges. A good criminal lawyer should also have relevant experience handling cases in the local court system and be familiar with the judges and other personnel involved.

Call Jerry Steele

When you’re up against criminal charges, including assault, drug offences, domestic violence, DUIs, and others, turn to BC criminal defence lawyer Jerry Steele to fight on your behalf. 

With years of experience and a reputation for excellence, Jerry Steele has successfully fought for countless clients against serious criminal charges in BC. He is well-respected in the legal community and known for his strategic thinking, persuasive communication skills, and unwavering dedication to protecting his clients’ legal rights. 

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