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Beware of the one size fits all attorney!
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You may or may not know this, but -- just because
someone has a law degree and is a friend of your Uncle
Joe's -- doesn't mean he or she is the best attorney for
After all, when you're talking about being charged
with a criminal offense, that kind of situation is no
small matter . I know that lots of innocent
people find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong
time and oftentimes good people make a mistake in their
choice of how to deal with life’s difficulties. Your
situation can happen to anyone. But, now what happens to
you in the court system can affect you for the rest of
Do you really want to trust your defense to just any
lawyer? Just think about it……Remember the O. J.
Simpson trial….Wouldn't you rather have an attorney like
O. J.'s attorney representing you instead of the
prosecuting attorney in the O. J. Case?
Whether or not you think O.J. was guilty or innocent,
you probably recognize that O.J's innocent verdict had a
lot to do with the skilled defense he received.
That's why you can't shop
for attorneys like you shop for shoes . They
are not all created equal! I'm sure you realize that
after watching the O. J. trial. So, deciding on an
attorney based on price alone does not make much sense
-- that is, if you want to have the best chance of being
found not guilty.
Your Future Depends on Getting
the Right Legal Help
If you shop for a bargain basement attorney, you'll
get a bargain basement defense. Can you really afford to
settle for that? Tell me, what's your future worth?
After all if you buy bargain basement shoes and they
hurt your feet you can either take them back or you can
live with the pain for a little while until its time to
get new shoes.
But in a criminal matter you can't undo the bad
outcome of a bad defense. You can't take it back and
start over again like you can with shoes. If you end
up in prison -- seeing your family only on visiting days
-- because your attorney was inexperienced or inept,
what kind of a bargain is that?
No, -- what you need is someone who knows
their way around a courtroom, someone who knows what
they're doing in a criminal case.
You don't need your next door neighbor's
divorce attorney or the attorney who drafted your
brother-in-law's will. And even if you ask your friends
to refer you to someone, chances are they will not have
the expert " in the know" advice on the best attorney to
handle your case.
How Can You Make This All
So, what are you to do? Just go through the yellow
pages and pick out the name you like the sound of or the
attorney with the biggest ad? I don't recommend that
Instead, you probably would like to know how skilled
and experienced the attorney is at getting a not guilty
verdict for his clients, or at least getting a lesser
While your particular situation will be unique and no
lawyer can guarantee a particular outcome it's helpful
to hear what other clients say about the lawyer as well
as to be given some examples of sample cases that he or
here to hear what some of my clients have to say and
to read about some sample cases.
There are a few other ways to make sure you get the
right lawyer for your case - - a skilled lawyer who will
fight for your rights --so you'll have the best chance
of keeping your freedom!
And, after being in the criminal law field in
Oklahoma City for 27 years I think I can offer you some
advice on the :
6 Most Important Questions to Ask a
Lawyer before Deciding to Hire Him.
1. First of all, you must ask --
"How many years has he
practiced criminal law?" Of
course, the longer the time -- the more training and
experience he will have. Ten years or more gives you a
good probability that he will have expert knowledge to
use in getting you the best outcome for your case. This
expert knowledge not only relates to knowing the laws,
but also knowing the other lawyers, judges, and how they
operate,... and being able to figure out the best
strategy for your case.
2. Secondly , you must ask -- "How
many trials has he handled?" Obviously, you
would rather have someone who has tried a lot of cases,
ideally 100 or more.
An attorney with that level of experience is
going to be better at such things as jury selection,
negotiating reduced sentences, closing arguments, and
any number of critical elements in a criminal case. You
don't want to get someone just out of law school!
3. Next, you should ask -- "How many
were jury trials?" Jury trials are very
different from other trials and are a true test of the
attorney's ability to think on his feet. Again you want
that number to be high -- say -- at least 50 or
more. One of the ways I see defendants
unknowingly losing their ability to get the best plea
bargain (without going to trial) is having a lawyer who
is inexperienced in trials or who avoids them
altogether. Believe me, the prosecution can smell that
inexperience and therefore will not offer as good a
plea. But, if the prosecution knows the defense lawyer
is not afraid of trial, your bargaining power is
immensely improved. You see, the assistant D.A.'s don't
want to waste their time trying a case if they think
your defense attorney will win.
4. There's another key question to ask
that almost no one asks because this is a little known
credential that most attorneys will not tell clients
about . And that question is -- " Is he a
Certified Criminal Attorney by the National Board of
Trial Advocacy?" -- This is a designation few
attorneys have. It means the attorney has tried at least
40 jury trials along with several other rigorous
requirements. You can be sure he/she has the experience
you want and desperately need if he is certified. This
certification comes from an impartial board that has
certain strict National requirements for attainment not
based on any "political" or biased considerations.
Few attorneys are certified because they either do
not have the strict qualifications it takes or they are
not dedicated enough to criminal defense to give their
clients that reassurance.
5. Something else you want to know is
"Will he provide you with at least
a monthly update on your case?"
Many attorneys leave their clients in the dark
about what is going on. This "not knowing" can drive you
crazy and make it hard for you to concentrate on other
things in your life like earning a living . Being
charged with a crime is stressful enough—you don't need
an unresponsive lawyer to add to the stress--- and maybe
even give you headaches, ulcers, or high blood
6. Last, but not least, you must ask,
"Will he give you a flat fee price or
charge an hourly rate which can go on
forever?" After an attorney does a thorough job
of determining what kind of work is needed for your
case, if he is experienced, he should be able to quote
you a set price. After all, you want to know what it
will cost you -- without having to worry about an
attorney who purposely drags things out to run up his
Ok, so you're probably wondering what would my
answers be to the above questions. I'll lay it out for
* As I mentioned I have 27 years experience in
criminal law in Oklahoma City , --- or in other words, I
' ve been around the block a few times. I am a former
prosecutor, having worked for Bob Macy for a number of
years as an assistant District Attorney. In fact, I
trained a number of the current prosecutors that are
there now. So, I understand how the other side thinks
and acts. And let me tell you-- this inside knowledge is
a real edge in criminal defense.
* Over those years, I have handled several Hundred
* Well over 100 were jury trials .
* I am one of only a handful of attorneys in this
state who is a Certified Criminal Attorney -
-certified by the National board of Trial
* You will receive an update at least
monthly, on your case if you choose me. I don't
want to leave you in the dark and all nervous.
If I ever miss giving you your monthly update --
You can deduct 10% off my fee----
That's my guarantee to you!
Tell me, when have you heard of any other
attorney giving you that kind of Guarantee?! -- Probably
* After you share with me everything I need to know
to analyze your case, you will receive a Flat
Fee Guarantee from me to handle your case -- so
you will know how much its going to cost before I start.
This way you = ll know that I'll do a
great job on your case in as short a time as possible.
You see, I'll have no reason to drag things out because
my fee won't be based on the number of hours I bill you.
What that means to you is that you can get this
situation over with as soon as possible and get on with
After all, isn't that what
you're after -- to improve your chances of
getting the best outcome, being kept up to date, knowing
what it will cost, and getting this handled so you can
concentrate on the rest of your life!
Since you have come to this website, you or a loved
one probably have a pending criminal legal problem and
so... what I am going to do for you, if you call me and
mention this website I will give you a Free 30
minute legal examination of your situation. All
you have to do is call me at 405-728-8223
to schedule an appointment. If I'm in trial,
I'll get back to you within 48 hours.
I want you to know that even though I have
allowed a certain amount of time for some of these FREE
legal examinations, my busy schedule may not allow me to
take your case (There is only 1 of me and my
time is limited - so calling right away will
improve your chances!) If you
put this off and call too late, don't be surprised if I
have to recommend some other attorneys as second
Ed Geary, Attorney at Law
5601 NW 72nd Street
OKC , OK 73132
P.S. Just pick up the phone and call my
office at 405-728-8223 and mention this website to
schedule your FREE 30 minute legal examination. And, if
after the Free 30 Minute Legal examination, you
don't think I'm the
right attorney for you, YOU WILL OWE ME ABSOLUTELY
NOTHING. No hassles and No Hard Feelings! So you really
have nothing to lose!
P.P.S. If you decide I'm
the right lawyer for you, I accept Visa, Master Card,
American Express, & Discover to make payment easier
and more comvenient for you.
For more information:
Ed Geary, Attorney at
5601 NW 72nd Street
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73132 US
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