Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Criminal Defense, DUI, DWI, Drunk Driving, Drugged Driving, Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, Amusement Park Accidents, Slip and Fall, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Wills & Estates, and Civil Litigation.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Don't wait till the last minute. Lawyers are busy and their schedules get full very quickly. In addition to making sure the attorney is available, you are also allowing the lawyer more time to work on your case. Some evidence may be destroyed, the sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner that evidence can be collected and saved for your case. In criminal defense, there are deadlines that must be met. If you miss those deadlines, then you may waive those defenses for your case.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. If I were a customer or a client of an attorney, I would want to make sure that I hire an attorney that handles the type of law that covers my legal issue. What I mean by this is, don' hire a hand surgeon to look at your foot, the same goes for a lawyer. Don't hire a tax lawyer when you are facing a criminal charge of DUI/DWI. There are hundreds of areas of the law, each more is complex and changing. Make sure you hire an attorney that is current in that area of the law is focusing their work and practice on that legal matter.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. You should ask the lawyer that you are interviewing what types of cases he or she handles. At our office we handle criminal, DUI, DWI, traffic violation, personal injury, medical malpractice, wills and estates. You can also search the lawyer on the Maryland Judiciary Case Search. If the lawyer has a lot of entries that are recent in the area that you are looking for then you can feel comfortable that he or she knows that they are talking about. You also want to ask about which courthouses the lawyer is in frequently as well as the background of the lawyer. What did the lawyer do before he was a private attorney. Asking what that lawyers success rate is does not gauge how well that lawyer will do in your case. A win in a criminal case can have a lot of different outcomes depending on the charges and the evidence.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. As a former Assistant State's Attorney I am able to provide a unique perspective for my clients. Understanding both sides of each case benefits my clients.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I enjoy helping my clients resolve their criminal, DUI, DWI or personal injury matters.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Should I have a lawyer for my criminal case? You should always have a lawyer in any legal matter, most importantly a criminal law matter.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. Every client's case is confidential and protected by the Attorney-Client privilege.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. All criminal matters are based on a flat fee. Personal injury matters are handled on a contingency basis, which means if we don't achieve a verdict or settlement, you don't pay anything.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Q: How Can I Contact Your Office?
A: The best way to contact the office is by phone. You can call the office. You can also visit our website or you can email Mr. Rice. You can also view our videos at YouTube.