What is the next step if I decide to retain an attorney?
Your attorney will review a representation or retainer agreement with you. Be sure you understand all the terms and conditions of this representation including cost for representation, fees for hiring experts or investigators, and any penalties the court will impose. Should you have any questions, be sure they are answered fully by your attorney or his staff before signing the agreement. Most courts will not disclose anything about your case to an attorney that has not been contractually retained by you. For this reason, an attorney cannot start working until he has a signed agreement in his or her hands.
If you have been charged with a crime, retaining a Maryland criminal lawyer can be one of the best ways to ensure your rights are protected. However, some people may need a Maryland Criminal Lawyer even if they have not been charged with a crime.