Should you hire a lawyer in the county in which you live, or in the county in which you were charged?

I currently live in Austin but have a
pending court case in New Braunfels.
Would it be to my better interest to
hire a lawyer in Austin or one in New
Braunfels?

Asked on July 5, 2016 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can hire any attorney who is licensed in the state in which the proceedings will be held. That having been said, an attorney who practices in the immediate area in which your case will be heard, can us their local contacts within the court system to your best advantage.


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