Don’t Fall For “Top Criminal Lawyer in Toronto” Claims
If you’ve ever had the unfortunate need to have an attorney to defend you in the court of law, you’ve probably taken to Google or any other search engine and typed top criminal lawyer in Toronto or best criminal lawyer in Toronto. It makes the most sense in the world, you want the highest rated attorney on your side when you’re dealing with criminal matters that can result in hefty penalties and fines. But here’s the issue…
There is no top criminal lawyer in Toronto
While there are many great law firms out there, those on the top do not refer to themselves as the best. If a lawyer is willing to brag that they are the best criminal lawyer then you should be suspicious rather than falling for their marketing schemes or ploys.
The best lawyers don’t need to throw false and unmeasurable claims around. Instead, they let their past results and client testimonials speak for themselves, as well as being able to communicate to their prospective clients how they can help them in a difficult time.
For instance, here is a testimonial from our Google Places listing:
I was represented by Mr. Hebscher, who came up with a strategy that involved fighting the charges and reconciling my marriage. He was successful in having the charges withdrawn before the trial. The fee was reasonable for the positive outcome I have received. Mr. Hebscher promptly returned my phone calls or emails, and gave me regular updates throughout the process. He worked extra on other issues that came up because of the charges, at no additional charge. He also connected me with a support system that provided emotional and practical help during this difficult time. I am very grateful for the work he did on my case, and I would highly recommend him.
This is one of many of our positive reviews, and while we do have a perfect rating of 5/5 on our Google Places listing, that doesn’t mean that we can start claiming that our criminal law firm is the top firm or best firm in Toronto. And while we can thank the above poster for his review, it is by no means an endorsement of his words. No criminal law firm in Toronto or Canada can use past results as a measure of future success.
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What are the rules that attorneys must abide by?
When advertising law services, firms must be extremely careful so as not to make any promises or claims that they cannot guarantee. Lawyers in the Greater Toronto Area must abide by the rules and regulations put forth by the various Canadian law societies that serve to protect clients and lawyers alike.
For instance, lawyers are prohibited from making claims as to how much money they have saved their clients, what their past success rate is, providing any incentives or misleading their clients.
How can I find the best lawyer for my case then?
- Do they have positive reviews on websites like Google or Facebook where users can leave independent reviews? While past success does not determine future success for your case, reading the reviews helps you see what kind of lawyer or law firm they are and how they interact with their clients. Whether they are compassionate and understanding, or whether you are just a number to them.
- How many years of experience do they have? Experience isn’t everything, but having an experienced lawyer on your side with positive user reviews may be beneficial in fighting for your justice. An experienced lawyer that continues to master their craft may be able to provide you with the help you need, whether it be a minor or serious case.
- How do they treat you in person? If you are lucky enough to have a free consultation with a lawyer, ask them some questions and see if they truly care about your well-being and whether they can help you. Sometimes a conversation alone can help you determine whether a person can help you or whether they are just looking to make money, no matter the result.
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If you are looking for a criminal lawyer in Toronto, or in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), then The Criminal Law Team is available 24/7 by phone at 416-550-6554.
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