People who have been accused or charged with a crime often ask, "How do I find the right lawyer?" One way would be to get a referral from a friend who has had a previous positive experience with a lawyer. In fact, the majority of people that come to our firm were referred by past clients.
Often times, one may not have a first hand reference for a good attorney and must begin the search on their own. Remember, just like in any profession, there are many things that distinguish one lawyer from another. When it comes to something as important as you or your loved one's record, reputation and freedom, you should do your do diligence and look for the right attorney to best protect you. For a proper defense you shouldn't compromise, and there are several "must have qualities" that you should insist that your lawyer posess.
The best lawyers present themselves well. They are knowledgeable, have negotiating skill, possess significant trial experience and ability, and have successful track records. In addition, the best lawyers usually have recieved some kind of peer recognition.
In April 2013, Mark Morales was selected by Texas Monthly magazine as a "Super Lawyer, Rising Star" based on peer recognition and personal acheivement.
Also ask yourself the following:
1. Are you comfortable and confident in the attorney that you are talking to? Does that attorney believe in you and your case? Is this someone you would want to represent you? In other words, do they posess the personality and persuasiveness to be an effective advocate? Finally, an attorney must have the highest expectations for your case, because that attorney can only achieve what he or she believes.
Here at Mark Morales & Associates, we always have the highest expectations for our cases, because we have personally experienced the countless success stories of our clients.
2. Has that attorney achieved positive past results in similar charges that you or your loved one are facing? The bottom line is that a lawyer can tell you anything to get your business; that he has 25 years experience; that he is board certified; that he has great relationships with the prosecutors, etc. But as my grandmother used to say, the proof is in the pudding. Ask the lawyer to see his past results because that gives you the best idea of what the lawyer is capable of achieving in your case. That is why we are proud to show you our track record.
I know it can be stressful to decide at what point to hire an attorney or even if hiring an attorney is the best option. Whether the charge be a minor traffic ticket or an aggravated assault, each client is treated like they are our most important client. To ensure that each client is kept well informed, you will be provided my personal cell phone number so that you can reach me any time that you have a question.
We at Mark Morales & Associates are dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible results for whatever circumstances that may exist. Whether you are facing a drug offense, a DWI, an assault, or any other criminal charge, we can help.
You work hard for your money, and I can assure you that I will work equally as hard to protect the things that are most important to you.... your record, your reputation, and your freedom.
Attorney at Law
"Treated Like Family, Defended Like Family"