Why shouldn’t I just hire the cheapest criminal lawyer in DC?

Well, hiring a lawyer is not that much different from hiring anyone. A lot of times, you get what you paid for. The difference is with a criminal lawyer as opposed to hiring a contractor to do work on your kitchen is that your life is at stake. So you’re hiring someone to help you in one of the most important situations with some of the most serious consequences that a person could face.

When you’re facing that kind of situation, it is not the time to think about going with the cheapest person that you can get. You want to hire someone who you feel will put in the time and effort. You want someone with a good skill-set representing you because if you don’t, then you can’t be confident that you’re getting the best possible representation.