If you or someone in your family is facing criminal charges, it’s essential to consult an experienced Miami criminal defense attorney right away. The problem, however, is that a face-to-face meeting with a lawyer might not be possible right now due to the Covid-19 pandemic

The good news is that you can still get the legal advice you need through remote consultation. You can contact the lawyer to fight from your home, discuss your case, and find out what your options are. 

If you have never had a remote consultation with a Miami criminal defense attorney before, you might not know how to prepare for the interaction or what to expect from it. Given below are six tips that can help you prepare for and make the most out of your first remote consultation with a criminal defense lawyer. 

Spruce Up Your Surroundings

The first thing you need to do to prepare for a virtual chat with a remote consultation defense attorney in Miami is to clean up your place and make sure it is well-lit. If you live with a roommate or your family, tell them that you will be in a meeting so that they do not accidentally interrupt you while you are in the middle of the call (if you have a pet – make sure they had time to go to the bathroom outside). 

Switch on the camera on your laptop and check what is visible in the background. Make sure there is nothing inappropriate on the wall (desk, shelves, and so on) behind you. 

Check Your Equipment

Check your microphone and camera and make sure they are in proper working condition. Check if the Wi-Fi signal at your place is strong enough to make a video call. Also, switch off all your smart devices so that they do not hog your bandwidth and interrupt your meeting with the attorney. 

Gather the Documents Needed for the Meeting

Gather all the documents related to your case – tickets, arrest record, notice to appear at court, witness contact information, signed bail receipts, and so on – so that you can share them with your Miami criminal defense attorney during the course of your meeting. 

Write Down the Case Details 

Write down every single detail related to your case. Do not skip any detail, no matter how trivial it might seem to you. More importantly, do not skip any detail because you think it is too embarrassing to share with someone or if you think it might incriminate you. 

Remember – lawyers are bound by a duty of confidentiality. So, whatever information you share with them, you can rest assured that it will remain safe with them. 

Write Down Your Questions

If you are interacting with a remote consultation defense attorney in Miami for the first time, there are many things you might want to ask them. Make sure you have a notepad and a pen to write down all the questions you want to ask them, as well as to take any relevant notes. Relying on your memory is generally not a prudent idea, since you might get caught up in the conversation with the lawyer and as a result, might forget to ask something crucial. 

Remote Consultation Defense Attorney in Miami for All Your Legal Needs

If you have a pressing legal issue that needs to be addressed, experienced criminal defense lawyer Chad Piotrowski can provide you with the guidance and legal assistance you need through remote consultation. 

Having served as the Assistant State Attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Piotrowski knows what it is like to be a prosecutor. It allows Piotrowski to prepare customized defense strategies for his clients and get results that are beyond the reach of most defense attorneys. 

To schedule an appointment with experienced Miami criminal defense attorney Chad Piotrowski, call our law firm today at 305-930-8645 or fill out this contact form.