Many people think they have to hire a “former prosecutor” to get a good result in their case.
They couldn’t be more wrong.
I have heard from several people that they were disappointed by the “former prosecutor” turned defense attorney that they hired. Well, I am writing this now so that you might avoid making the same mistake.
Why might you want to avoid hiring a “former prosecutor” to represent you?
First, what does it matter if a lawyer was a prosecutor 20 years ago? The law is constantly changing. Unless he or she dedicates him or herself to staying on the cutting edge of the constant changes of the legal profession, he or she is doing a disservice to your case.
Secondly, many “former prosecutors” waive this credential around to convince people to pay them exorbitant legal fees but they might just do the same, or less, legal work than the next attorney. The “former prosecutor” may even hand your case off to a fresh-out-of-law-school associate! So you get to your court date, having paid this “former prosecutor” a large retainer fee, only to be left with the 25 year old kid trying your case! You deserve to know exactly which attorney in the firm will be handling your case.
Third, prosecutors are trained to convince juries to convict defendants just like you. Does this sound like the person you want to go up against the cops and prosecutors on your behalf?
No attorney is allowed to offer you a guarantee in the outcome of your case. But if you hire me, I can guarantee you the following:
1) I will give your case the personal attention it deserves.
2) Unlike some attorneys, I do not rest on my laurels or past glory. I work to constantly update myself on new case law and trial techniques.
3) I will not overcharge you. I will quote you a legal fee that is appropriate given the complexity of your case and the time I expect it will take to get you the best result possible.
4) I am proud that I was never a prosecutor. I did not go to law school to prosecute people. I went to law school so that I can help people when they are faced with difficult situations.
If you were charged with a crime, DWI, or traffic violation, I would be glad to speak with you and do what I can to earn your business and trust.
My name is Jason T. Komninos and I am proud to call myself a defense attorney. My phone number is (201) 343-4622 and my consultations are always free.