If you are facing criminal charges, you need to consult with a criminal defense attorney. It is necessary to make sure that your rights are protected and that you get the best possible outcome for your case. The initial consultation with a criminal defense attorney is crucial to determine whether they are the right fit for your case. Lucido & Manzella, P.C. explains what to expect during a consultation with a criminal defense attorney. If you’re ready to discuss your case, call our attorneys to begin.
During the initial consultation, our criminal defense attorney will gather all the facts related to the case. We will ask you questions about the events leading up to the arrest and any documents related to the case. Our attorney will also ask about any witnesses or evidence that may be helpful for the case. It is important to be truthful and forthcoming during the consultation to ensure that we have all the necessary information.
After reviewing the facts of the case, your criminal defense attorney will discuss your legal options. We will advise you on the potential outcomes of the case and the best course of action to take. At this point, we will let you know if it is possible to negotiate a plea deal or if the case needs to go to trial. Your attorney will also discuss the potential consequences of each decision and any possible defenses that can be presented.
Before hiring any criminal defense attorney, it is important to know the fees that will be involved in the case. During the consultation, we will explain the fees we charge. We will also let you know the payment schedule and any retainer fees that need to be paid upfront. It is important to have a transparent discussion about fees to avoid any surprises later on.
Our team will also discuss our communication expectations during the consultation. We will explain how often we communicate with you about the case and how you can contact them if you have any questions. Open communication with your attorney helps to ensure that you are informed of any updates in the case.
During the consultation, you should also inquire about the criminal defense attorney’s qualifications and experience. You may want to ask about our past success rate in similar cases and our familiarity with the court system in your jurisdiction. Ask any questions that will help you determine whether our team is the right fit for your case.
In the end, the initial consultation with a criminal defense attorney is an important step in your legal case. It is your chance to evaluate the attorney and make sure that we are the right fit for your case. During the consultation, you can expect to review the facts of the case, discuss legal options, understand fees, establish communication expectations, and inquire about qualifications and experience. By taking the time to choose the right attorney, you can ensure that your rights are protected and that you get the best possible outcome for your case. Choose Lucido & Manzella, P.C. for quality legal representation at every stage of the criminal justice process.
We offer a free initial consultation so you will get an opportunity to meet us, and we will have an opportunity to learn more about your legal issue.
Mr. Manzella represents businessman William Weber, who admitted to falsifying an invoice at ex-Macomb prosecutor Eric Smith’s request. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of conspiracy to commit a legal act in an illegal manner, with felony offenses dismissed during the sentencing.
L’Tonya Marie Payne, a 51-year-old black woman, is facing misdemeanor assault charges following an altercation. The complaining witness, who is white, stated the police would not believe Ms. Payne due to her skin color. Attorney Vince Manzella is working alongside Ms. Payne to fight these allegations, as she was arrested simply on the basis of the witness’s word.
Joseph Wolf, former director of the Detroit Stars, was sentenced to two years of supervised probation. Wolf pleaded guilty to embezzling funds from the nonprofit youth baseball league. Typically, the felony count can result in up to 10 years in prison, a fine of $15,000, and other charges, but Lucido & Manzella, P.C. was able to help the client receive a reduced sentence.
Charles Frontera, a former Roseville city councilman, was sentenced to a year of probation after a misdemeanor charge was dismissed at sentencing. During a pretrial conference, Mr. Frontera pleaded guilty to substance possession, and in doing so, Attorney Manzella was able to protect the client from severe charges.