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Don Smith & Associates, Attorneys At Law
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Don Smith & Associates
Attorneys At Law
 
4721 Garth Road
Suite B-400
Baytown, TX 77521
 
Phone: 281-427-0448
Fax: 281-427-3808

Office Hours:
Mon:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wed: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thurs: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. to Noon
After Hours, please call:
Don Smith
Cell: 713-208-1136
Home: 713-869-2616


Donlee Smith
Cell: 832-731-0731
Home: 281-398-3843

Areas of Practice 
  • DWI
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • All Misdemeanors
  • All Felonies
  •  Blog
    Friday, February 26 2016
    Selecting a Good Criminal Defense Attorney

    You've been arrested and charged as a criminal. You know that you need one of the Chambers County lawyers to help you and represent you in court. How can you determine which one to choose? What should you look for in the one that you hire? Here are 4 qualities that would be indispensable in the attorney that you hire to help you:

    Knowledgeable

    When it comes to criminal cases, it's important to hire a criminal defense attorney. You need to hire someone who knows the ins and outs of criminal law. You need to hire someone who has experience working with similar cases, and you need to hire someone who has experience working in the area in which you were arrested.  

    Communicative

    After being arrested, you're going to have lots of questions. You need an attorney who can walk you through the process and communicate with you on a regular basis. Find out how the attorney will contact you and what you can expect as far as communication. You need to know that you'll be able to contact your attorney whenever you need to speak with them.

    Professional

    When it comes to your court date, you need to find an attorney who can present themselves in a professional manner. Your attorney should have a great court demeanor and be confident when speaking in court.

    Determined

    More than anything, you need to find an attorney who will work hard to try every avenue to help you get the best results possible. You don't want an attorney who will just encourage you to take the first plea deal that you get. You need someone who will examine the facts, check for possible errors, and look for ways to prove your innocence.

    When choosing which one of the Chambers County lawyers you should hire to help you with your case, you need to schedule an initial consultation. If you don't feel like you chose the right criminal defense attorney for your case, don't be afraid to move on to someone else who possesses the qualities that you need for your case.

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    Thursday, February 25 2016
    Questions to Ask When Consulting with a Lawyer

    Anyone faced with a court battle should take advantage of free attorney consultations and meet several face-to-face in order to choose the right Houston lawyer for their case.  

    Here are 5 questions to ask when consulting with a lawyer:  

    1. What percentage of the firm’s practice is devoted to the type of case in question? 

    Whether a client is seeking representation in a custody battle, seeking compensation for personal injury, or facing criminal charges, it is imperative that the prospective lawyer have experience in that field. Focusing on select types of cases allows the attorneys to be well-versed in the nuances of the Texas laws in those specific areas. 

    1. What are the outcomes of previous cases the firm has tried? 

    The outcomes of cases will vary greatly based on the specifics of each one. For cases of a similar nature, reviewing a firm’s outcome history can tell a prospective client a great deal about a client’s own chances for a beneficial resolution. 

    1. What strategy does the lawyer propose given the circumstances of the case? 

    It will certainly take time for a lawyer to acquire all of the facts and devise a thorough strategy, but having been involved in similar cases, the right attorney will likely have a proposed course of action and can explain the reasoning behind it.  

    1. What are the fees? 

    Hiring a lawyer is costly.  However, this should not be a deterrent. An experienced lawyer is invaluable for the optimal outcome, whether that means getting the client all that they are entitled to in a divorce, reducing charges in a criminal case, or being awarded just compensation for an accident. 

    1. Who will be working on the case? 

    In some instances, the attorney the client meets with is the only one who will be representing the case. In a large firm, there might be several people working together.  It is important to know who the primary point of contact is and how communication will take place. 

    There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a Houston lawyer. Knowing what questions to ask can help a client be confident in finding the right attorney.

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    Don Smith & Associates, Attorneys At Law

    4721 Garth Road
    Suite B-400
    Baytown, TX 77521

    Phone: 281-427-0448
    Fax: 281-427-3808

    office@donsmithattorney.com

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