Where can I find possible lawyers?
Word of mouth is a good way to find a lawyer. Online services like Avvo, Martindale Hubbell, and lawyers.com can give you more information. Google “criminal defense lawyer” and your city might bring up some possible names. Using the criminal defense section under Attorneys in the yellow pages is a last resort.
What about the first appointment?
Usually lawyers provide a “free consultation” where you can either talk to them on the phone or visit with them at their office. At this time you can discuss their fee structure and also get a better idea whether you feel comfortable entrusting your case and possibly your liberty in the hands of this lawyer rather than another one.
Who is Stephen Aarons?
Stephen Aarons is a top rated lawyer that will work in Rio Rancho, Los Alamos, Espanola, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe. He has been awarded the top Matindale Hubbell award as well as a 10/10 rating on Avvo.