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TOP 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested and charged for a crime in San Bernardino County, Riverside County or Los Angeles County you will start speaking with many law offices in search of help. However, not all law offices will provide the right help for your specific situation. At Kareem Law APC we understand hard-working individuals do not have the time to make sure they are speaking to the right people.  To help you make this process easier you will need to know what questions to ask in your search for answers. 

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     1. Do you offer free criminal consultations?

Dealing with police, serving time in jail, and being accused of committing a crime is very scary. When you take the first step to contact our office we promise to listen to your complete story without a financial commitment. At Kareem Law APC we believe in providing a free in-person criminal consultation where you can meet our team in a one-on-one secure setting. Attorney Kareem A. Ramadan understands the important role he and his staff hold to protect our community when the government is accusing you of committing a crime. When you call our office you will always be free to share your story at no charge. 

     2. How well do you understand my case?

At Kareem Law APC we understand that the only way to truly understand your case is to take the time to listen to your story. As a client-focused San Bernardino, Riverside, and Los Angeles County criminal defense firm, we believe in investigating every detail of your story to determine what led to your arrest and how to create a personalized defense to your case. Many criminal attorneys lack the passion to patiently listen to your story and miss important details that can be the difference from a criminal conviction and earning a dismissal! Whether it's a common case of PC 647(f) public intoxication or a complex case such as PC 245(a)(1) assault with a deadly weapon we approach each case with the same attitude of paying attention to the legal, factual and mitigating issues of your story.  At Kareem Law APC we have years of specialized training from Judges, Police Captains and former prosecutors and are able to find errors and false statements in the evidence that have led to countless dismissals and acquittals at trial. 

     3. How much is this going to cost?

The best way to fight an unfair criminal justice system is having a great criminal defense attorney to get you through it. At Kareem Law APC we recognize how important of a role we play in our community and strive to make our fees easy to understand and accept with your other financial obligations. At Kareem Law APC, we provide a “Flat-Fee” for our clients' cases to provide certainty of what their overall costs will be during this challenging time. Our mission is to provide value in your life at a reasonable rate. Contact our office today for a free criminal consultation and take the first step in protecting your rights and preserving your future.

     4. Do I need a local attorney for my case?

A local attorney is one who chooses to practice law heavily in one region. Local attorneys are able to build stronger relationships with judges, prosecutors, and court staff, which in turn, can help influence your case in the right direction. A local attorney can even use his knowledge of the Judge or Prosecutor assigned to your case to build a better strategy for success. Note, not all cases will require a local advantage for a successful outcome.  At Kareem Law APC, our attorneys have spent our careers focused on building and maintaining relationships with key players in our local criminal justice system, specifically in the San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County areas.  

     5. Will you personally be handling my case?

Achieving a successful result for your case requires a team effort. At Kareem Law APC we have a stellar team of attorneys, paralegals, and investigators that are assigned to each case we represent. But every team needs a vocal leader to ensure the work is being done. Founding attorney Kareem A. Ramadan works each case from start to finish and ensures that his presence is felt at every critical stage of your case. Be wary, not every criminal defense office value their client's trust. In fact, countless horror stories exist of hard-working individuals who pay good money for help from “law offices” but never receive the attention they need. Some may not even hear or see their attorney until months after their case has been filed. At Kareem Law APC we honor our profession by honoring our client's trust to see that we get the job done.  

     6. How well do you communicate with your clients?

A great criminal defense attorney should not view his relationship to his client as a “job”. At Kareem Law APC we separate ourselves from other criminal attorneys by having our clients feel we are accessible and easy to reach. Attorney Kareem A. Ramadan offers his leadership and counsel anytime you need answers on your case. From the moment you call our office, you will be connected with Attorney Kareem A. Ramadan or his associate attorneys to help you in your time of need.

     7. Does the lawyer show personal concern and a genuine desire to want to help?

When you are accused of a crime you need a team of attorneys that have the compassion to patiently listen to your story and genuinely care about your situation. At Kareem Law APC we are dedicated to protecting your rights and preserving your future no matter how long that process may take. Your case should not be trusted with anyone who does not share these values.

     8. Do you take your cases to trial?

At Kareem Law APC we understand that to achieve a successful result in defending our clients we must be ready to take your case to trial. A great criminal defense attorney must always be ready to accept that as a possibility for their case. Be careful, many criminal defense law firms have no desire to try cases as part of their practice. At Kareem Law APC, our seasoned attorneys are not afraid to fight back and take our cases to trial when we believe doing so is in the client's best interest. We have built a reputation in San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles county of answering the bell of trial and winning for our client.

     9. Do you have experience with other areas of the law?

A great criminal defense lawyer must always find time to learn other areas of the law to better serve their clients. Two common areas of law that frequently overlaps a criminal case are employment law and immigration law. If you are arrested and employed with a license (real estate, EMT, caregiver) or you need to pass a background check, you will likely need advice on what will happen to your license when the California Department of Consumer Affairs sends you a letter informing you that your license may be revoked. If you an arrested for a crime and are one of the millions of people who are a permanent resident (green card holder), asylum seeker, or an undocumented non-resident, you will need to know how your case may result in immigration consequences like deportation and the denial of naturalization. Attorney Kareem A. Ramadan will have answers to these questions during your consultation 

     10. Do you have a proven track record of success?

When you are accused of a crime, you need help from dedicated, passionate attorneys who have compassion for your situation and the experience to bring you the best results to your case. A successful result is measured by the facts and circumstances of each unique case. A successful result may be a completely dismissed case, a case not being filed through a pre-trial investigation, dismissed/reduced charges during pre-trial negotiations, dismissed charges at a preliminary hearing, or a not guilty verdict at trial. Our mission is to build a personalized strategy for your unique case that will increase your success in the courtroom. Please visit our client testimonial page to read success stories from our past clients.

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