Miami, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: My friend was arrested for a shooting and the victim was killed and they are trying to give him a life sentence. I want.

I wanted to know what kind of lawyer would he need and the price and also what steps do we need to take n how can we prove it was self defense

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Michael Celso Gonzalez
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You need a criminal defense attorney with lots of experience and hopefully experience as a prosecutor. Asking how much it will cost is a question you should only ask after you have interviewed the attorney. You should speak to a number of lawyers and see if they handle these types of cases on a regular basis. Assume nothing. You do not want a DUI lawyer handling a murder case but if you call one of them they might try and tell you they can do the job. They can't. I tell people to stay away from any lawyers who quote fees over the phone. No serious attorney would do that.

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