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6 Essential Tips For Hiring The Right Online Solicitation Lawyer

The Law Firm of Andrea M. Kolski

It’s a horrifying and decidedly modern crime—online solicitation. If you or a child in your life have been a victim of this crime, you know how tough it can be.

Online solicitation is the act of soliciting a minor, online, to engage in sexual contact. However, this is also applicable if the person is pretending to be a minor, such as an undercover police officer.

If you need help with an online solicitation case, you’ll need to find a lawyer who can help you navigate the legal process. But how do you find the right law firm for your needs?

To get started, keep reading to learn six essential tips for hiring the right lawyer for an online solicitation case.

1. Look for a Lawyer Who Is Understanding and Compassionate

When it comes to finding an online solicitation lawyer, you need someone who is empathetic and caring. The nature of this type of crime is very personal, especially when children are involved, so you need a lawyer who respects the sensitive nature of the case.

Look for a lawyer who shares the same values as you, as this can be a good way to ensure that you’ll work well together. A good lawyer should be honest, ethical, compassionate, and caring towards the victims of the crime.

Also, think if your children would be comfortable talking to your potential lawyer. Ideally, your lawyer should be experienced in working with children and know how to appropriately talk to them about sensitive topics.

2. Consider Their Track Record on Online Solicitation Cases

The Texas law in relation to online solicitation is complex. Not only that, but laws that are applicable to the digital space can change often, as a response to changing technology.

When it comes to understanding criminal law and online solicitation, you need an expert lawyer on your side. One of the best ways to consider which lawyer may be best is by looking at their track record.

How many online solicitation cases has your lawyer been involved with? How many have they won? Knowing this information can help you find an experienced and talented lawyer.

To find out this information, the best way is by simply talking to your lawyer. However, you can also search online and research state court records.

3. Look for a Specialist in the Field

The field of law is extremely broad, with dozens and dozens of specialty fields. When researching a lawyer, you need to find a lawyer who is an expert in the field relevant to your case.

You’ll want a lawyer who works in your field daily, ensuring they are current with all issues and facets involved.

Sometimes it can be tough to find the right lawyer, so it helps to search online, read reviews, and ask friends or family for recommendations.

4. Look for References and Reviews

When selecting a lawyer, research and reviews are important. Clients always have choices, and with so many practicing lawyers in the US, it’s hard to work out which one is best.

When deciding to support a new business or restaurant, we turn to online reviews. In fact, eight out of ten people trust an online review as much as they would a personal recommendation from a friend.

If you’re looking for a law firm, online reviews are equally important. Search for the law firm online and see what comes up in terms of feedback from previous clients.

While no lawyer or business will have 100% positive reviews, look for a majority of reviews that are positive, and read the comments from previous clients to learn more about their style and personality.

You may also want to ask the lawyer for references from previous clients.

5. Trust Your Instinct

Hiring a lawyer is an extremely personal decision, and they are someone you may be working with closely for weeks or months. Sometimes, you need to trust your instinct when hiring someone.

If you have a feeling that you won’t work well with this person, or you don’t feel completely comfortable around them, then it’s best to hire someone else—even if they look good on paper. This person will be representing you in court, so it’s essential that you trust them completely to act on your behalf.

6. Consider Legal Fees and Costs

Our last tip for hiring a lawyer is to consider their fees. Each law firm will offer different pricing, with most operating via an hourly rate.

In your initial discussions, ask the law firm what their rates are, along with an estimate of how much it may cost in total. Although sometimes people can be nervous to discuss money, it’s the best way to make sure the lawyer is within your budget and that you’re comfortable with their fees.

However, if the lawyer turns out to be out of your price range, they may be able to recommend someone else who can help with your case.

In some circumstances, lawyers offer pro-bono work as a way to give back to the community.

Contact Us for Expert Legal Assistance

If you or your family have been a victim of online solicitation in Texas, then you need a qualified, expert lawyer who can look after your case. If so, Nonstop Justice can help.

Based in The Woodlands, the Law Firm of Andrea M. Kolski. She has been representing clients in criminal, family, and domestic cases for over 11 years, ensuring they get the results they deserve.

If you’re in need of legal assistance, in matters of online solicitation or otherwise, contact us today. We are glad to answer any of your questions and we can also assess your case, to see if it’s the right fit for us both.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you and your loved ones find justice.

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