FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the fees for a criminal defense lawyer?
Our fees are generally cheaper than other premier firms. Our fees are always clear and never change. We allow payment plans to fit your budget. Details about the charges you are facing will dictate the cost. 

Shouldn't I hire a big firm with multiple attorneys?
Our law firm is small by design. The most common complaint about criminal defense attorneys is that they are not accessible.  We do not have that issue.  Your case will only be handled by Brandon Shroy and his office manager Clary Bryan - you will never be put on hold or passed to another person while seeking information about your case. Larger firms' "cover" for each other, which means you have more lawyers who each know less about your case.

How do I find the best defense attorney for my case?
Lawyers.com has a sample list of questions. You need to meet a potential attorney before you make a decision—that’s why we are always accessible for free consultation.  We take pride in the easily-searched reviews of clients who have been through the entire process with us from beginning to end. 

What are the qualifications for a defense attorney?
Any lawyer can take criminal and traffic cases--the best attorney for you is a defense attorney who only practices criminal / traffic law. Case results, customer satisfaction, the number of years in practice, and a search for disciplinary history with the Supreme Court of Ohio are smart ways to research attorneys before retaining one.  

What does a defense attorney do?
It is the job of a Defense Attorney to guide you through the criminal legal system and advocate for you at every step of the way. Police, Detectives, Prosecutors and Judges are all professionals who are crucial to the outcome of a criminal cases. A Criminal Defense Attorney can deal with these professionals for you. Understanding the crucial decisions that have to be made can only be done with an experienced attorney who can summarize these decisions and advise you on how to proceed. Criminal Defense Attorneys are licensed by the Supreme Court to practice law and are ethically sworn to put a client’s interests first. 

What does a prosecutor do?
Prosecuting Attorneys represent the USA, State, City, Municipality or Village in a courtroom. They act as the attorneys for law enforcement inside of courtrooms and see charges through the judicial process. If a criminal charge is resolved before trial, the plea offer or resolution is made by the prosecuting attorney.  If no resolution is possible without a trial the prosecuting attorney presents the government’s case against a defendant in the courtroom.

What are the duties of a Judge?
Judges oversee the judicial process in courtrooms from the local level to the Supreme Court.  The most familiar type of Judge presides over courtrooms where parties argue civil or criminal matters.  Judges are generally given great leeway to run courtrooms and make decisions about how to apply courtroom rules and activity.

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