A:In the end, choosing the right criminal defense lawyer for you and your case begins with asking the right questions at the beginning. You can start with, "Have you ever defended cases like mine?" A slight variation of this question might be, "Have you defended cases like mine successfully?" Another question should be, "Where can I read about your other cases? There are many other questions that you will want answered before you make such an important decision. While a certain result that a lawyer had in another case does not guarantee that you will get the same result in your case, you at least should know whether the lawyer has handled cases like yours. If he has, then you can assess whether he is familiar with the issues that might arise in your case.