How To Choose The Right Defense Attorney

Finding a skilled attorney to handle your criminal defense charges is not always easy. There are hundreds of thousands of active criminal defense lawyers in the state of New Jersey. So how do you know which one to choose?

Asking these three questions can help you narrow down your decision.

1. Was the criminal defense attorney a former prosecutor?

A criminal defense attorney who was a former prosecutor has experience incomparable to any other practicing criminal defense lawyer. The lawyer can immediately spot the holes in a case and whether the actions of the police were lawful.

2. Does the attorney handle mostly criminal defense?

Some attorneys practice many areas of law and simply dabble in criminal defense matters. An attorney who focuses his or her practice on mainly criminal defense matters knows the players — the prosecutors, judges and other attorneys working in the system — and is always up-to-date on the latest case law and legal procedures police can use.

3. Is the lawyer certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a criminal trial attorney?

Such certification is rare. Out of the thousands of criminal defense attorneys who advertise services, only a small percentage have been certified by the Supreme Court. This is a difficult certification to obtain as it requires extensive jury trial experience and a demonstrated commitment to ethical behavior.

Unmatched Criminal Defense Knowledge And Experience

Attorney Robert R. Simons is one of the few criminal defense attorneys in Camden, New Jersey, who have all of the above credentials. For seven years, he worked as a prosecutor with the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. At The Law Offices of Robert R. Simons, he has focused on criminal defense for more than 20 years.

Reasonable Fees And Free Consultations

Many highly qualified attorneys typically charge huge legal fees to retain them. At The Law Offices of Robert R. Simons, we have the experience to warrant such rates, but we typically charge much less.

We attempt to make criminal defense affordable. We charge fair reasonable rates and offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation at our Haddon Heights office or over the phone. Call us at 856-310-4948 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.