Questions From New Clients
Q: What can I expect now that I have hired you?
A: You can expect an advocate who will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the best defense possible and make sure your best interests are accounted for. Additionally, our team of paralegals and assistants are there to help you stay informed and answer any questions you may have along the way.
Q: What is going to be expected of me as a client?
1. Candor, and transparency regarding all facts relevant to your case even if they are unfavorable. This is a necessity and will be to your benefit in the long run.
2. Punctuality, not only for court, but in-person meetings as well as scheduled phone appointments. This is imperative to let us do the best job we can for you.
3. Realistic projections. Understand that we will offer the best advice and defense that we can but there are never guarantees. When those instances occur, we assure you that we will adapt and work to overcome the circumstances.
4. Trust, and the ability to accept that our expert advice is centered around the best possible outcome for you. However, the client is ultimately in charge and the final decision will always be in your hands.
Questions Regarding My Case
Q: Why is my case taking so long?
A: We understand that the waiting process can be frustrating at times, but this is primarily because the courts have such a high volume of cases they become congested. However, our attorneys are working diligently during this time period and appreciate your patience.
Q: How will the COVID-19 epidemic affect my case?
A: We are in constant communication with prosecutors and the courts while they figure out how to handle this unprecedented situation. That being said, we are prioritizing client communication and are making sure that you are kept up to date with any changes that are made.
Q: When will I be able to retrieve my confiscated items from the police, such as phones and other electronics?
A: Generally, these items remain out of your possession while there is an ongoing investigation.
Q: What should I do if I get arrested again while my case is still active?
A: Contact your lawyer immediately and do not speak with the police unless he/she is present.
Questions for Your Attorney
Q: What can potential employers see/ask regarding my criminal history?
A: Employers can see any information that is available to the public, such as prior convictions, and depending on the job they may consider arrest records. Here at Greening Law we have successfully gotten hundreds of arrests expunged for our clients.
Q: Am I looking at possible jail time?
A: With criminal charges generally, there is always a potential for jail time. Oftentimes we are able to work out alternative sentences for our clients to avoid any jail time. Some examples include probation, Drug/alcohol treatment, and various diversion programs.
Q: I was appointed an attorney by the court; how can I be sure I am getting the defense that I deserve?
A: You should expect to receive the same amount of attention to detail, and level of commitment whether appointed or retained. If you do not feel you are getting A+ representation, tell the judge or call us at 979-779-2000.
Q: How often can I expect to hear from my attorney?
A: Communication is vital, which is why we strive to update you promptly when we receive new updates. These updates are generally with regard to discovery, court settings, cancellations, or other pertinent information.