Answers To Your Legal Questions From A Board Certified Lawyer
Is It Important To Hire a Texas Lawyer Who Specializes In Criminal Law?
The legal profession covers a vast expanse of information and procedures which differ in various areas. No one person can be familiar with all of those areas. If you are charged with a criminal offense, you don’t want an attorney who is trying to get up-to-speed in criminal law. Not only will it probably cost more for him to spend the research time, but his representation will very likely be inferior to an attorney who practices in this area every day. It is like asking a house painter to paint your portrait. He has the paint. He can get the tools, but the result probably won’t justify the fee. You are likely to receive far superior results from a lawyer who specializes in criminal law and is Board Certified in that area. When your life…your freedom…and your reputation are in jeopardy, you need the best lawyer you can find!
Texas Board Certified Lawyer – Anthony Cantrell
A Texas Board Certified lawyer is an attorney who has demonstrated special competence in a particular area of legal practice in which the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified their competence.
A Texas lawyer who is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization must have experience in the trial of serious criminal matters and the preparation of such cases for trial. They must have extensive knowledge of state and federal constitutional law, evidence, procedure, and penal laws involved in the trial of criminal cases.
A few of the requirements for an attorney to receive Board Certification in Criminal Law are:
- Handling a wide variety of criminal matters to demonstrate experience and involvement.
- Attending criminal law continuing legal education seminars regularly to keep their legal training up to date.
- Being evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges.
- Passing a day-long written examination.
Certification is for a period of 5 years. To remain certified after that time, every 5 years the attorney must apply for re-certification and meet the requirements for continued experience, peer review, and continuing legal education.
Contact us at the San Antonio, Texas criminal defense lawyer’s office of Anthony B. Cantrell to discuss your criminal charges today.