Most criminal defense attorneys offer prospective clients a free initial consultation. Taking advantage of this opportunity to meet the attorney and get some of your questions answered doesn’t obligate you to hire the attorney. But an in-person consult will often give you a good idea of whether you can work with a particular attorney or firm.
Practice areas. You should ask how much of the attorney’s practice is devoted to criminal defense.
Experience. The major factor for an attorney that has been practicing criminal defense is his/her experience. But keep in mind, lots of experience doesn’t always conclude to quality performance.
You should ask how much experience the Austin Criminal Defense Attorney has defending against the kind of charge you’re facing. Criminal defense attorneys often have niche areas that they focus on.