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Be wary of the lawyer who says he can get you off the charge without knowing anything about it. Look for a lawyer who is nosy and wants to know what happened. Sometimes the lawyer who says no problem I can get you off this very serious charge will change their minds just before you are about to be arraigned before the jury and say I think you should plead guilty. A trained monkey can tell people to plead guilty. You might be better off with a lawyer who appears a little pessimistic but when the bullets start to fly doesnt wave the white flag.

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  1. Very well said. You look for a lawyer who you think will stand for you till the end. There are a lot of compensation solicitors and other solicitors who are good enough.

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  2. thanks for that great feedback I will get onto it

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