Hiring a Lawyer FAQs for MIP/MIC Charges in Washington State

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Burg & Lantz: WA State MIP/MIC Defense
Burg & Lantz: WA State MIP/MIC Defense

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We have helped many people who are in a similar situation to you fight their charges.
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I have never met with a lawyer before, what happens during the initial consultation?

The lawyer should meet with you in private (this is a confidential consultation) to discuss your case, your history, your goals and options and to discuss the cost of hiring an attorney to represent you.

What information should I bring to a meeting with a lawyer?

Bring as much information about your case as you have - particularly any documents from the court or police. It is also helpful to bring a list of whatever questions or concerns you have about your case - so you don't forget anything.

How much will it cost to meet with a lawyer?

Generally, you can find a lawyer who will not charge you for an initial consultation. At that initial consultation you can further discuss the retainer fees with the lawyer.

Will the lawyer tell anyone what we talk about?

Absolutely not. A lawyer is ethically prevented from discussing anything about you or your case unless you specifically give him or her permission to do so.

What questions should I ask a lawyer?

Feel free to bring up any questions or concerns you have about your case. It may be helpful for you to bring a list of questions so that you don't forget anything while you are talking to the lawyer.

How do I know if the lawyer is good at representing people with cases like mine?

It is very important that you meet with the lawyer in person to discuss your case and his/her qualifications. Do not hesitate to ask a lawyer about his/her experience with cases like yours. You should feel confident that your lawyer is going to work hard for you and protect your rights and interests.

Can I bring my spouse/partner/parent/friend to the meeting with a lawyer?

Yes, but the lawyer may ask to meet with you alone for all or part of the consultation to protect your confidentiality.

Accused of a Washington State
Minor In Possession or Consumption Crime?

Give Us A Call: 206-467-3190

We will not try to "hard sell" you.

Finally, we will not try to “hard sell” you to hire us. We know choosing an attorney is a big decision and one you must make carefully – not under pressure. Because an effective attorney-client relationship requires a lot of communication and trust, we really only want to represent people who feel comfortable with us and have complete confidence in our abilities. If you don't, then you have the right to an attorney that you do feel would be a better fit.

Thank you for taking the time to look through this web site. Please contact us if you would like to meet and further discuss how we may assist you.

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Burg & Lantz is committed to answering your questions about a Minor in Possession or Minor Consumption law issues in Washington.

We offer a Free Initial Consultation and we'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today at 206-467-3190 to schedule an appointment.