We all love a good guarantee! When you're hiring a criminal defense lawyer for the first time in Florida, you might ask them if their results are guaranteed. The simple answer to that question is no. The Florida Bar does not allow lawyers to guarantee results, but many criminal defense attorneys may still do it. If you are talking to a lawyer who is guaranteeing a certain outcome of your case, this is not the lawyer for you as this goes against a canon of Supreme Court rules which regulate professional conduct. Just because a lawyer has obtained certain results for a client in the past, does not mean that they can guarantee the same results for you. A good lawyer will instead walk you through the process of potential outcomes of your case without a specific promise. Although The Law Offices of Matthew Konecky, P.A. will provide you with our best professional opinion, we will never guarantee a certain result!
When Can a Lawyer Guarantee Results?
"No points, no school". Some traffic violation firms can guarantee certain results as most violations are civil traffic offenses and are not criminal in nature.
Criminal lawyers can guarantee an outcome if an individual has been offered a diversionary program with a contract that states if the defendant completes the program, the state will dismiss the case. Once a diversionary program is offered, a lawyer can guarantee the case will result in a dismissal if the defendant completes the duties stated in the contract. For example, In Florida, Palm Beach County offers a DUI diversion program for first-time DUI offenders. The DUI diversion program creates a contract between the prosecutor and the offender. Once the offender admits to the DUI charge, they can begin the process of having the charge dismissed.
If you're being charged with a crime and need expert advice or representation, contact us immediately at (561) 671-5995 or by clicking here and our experienced criminal defense attorney will provide the help you need. You can also download our free guide 'Top 5 Things Most Criminal Defense Attorneys Don’t Want You to Know' by clicking here.