Crystal City, TX asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: Can two lawyers be hired for one case?

Charges are possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute. Client is worried additional charges may be applied as well.

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Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Provided you have the resources to retain two different lawyers, but, of course, you can hire as many attorneys as you like. You would likely prefer that they work on separate cases (as there could be some difficulty sharing responsibility if Two different attorneys brought their different approaches and philosophies to a single case).

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Yes. On occasion someone might hire two lawyers for the same case. It may not be warranted in the case you describe, but it is possible to do. If the case is likely to go to trial, having a second attorney present to help spot issues for appeal and to assist the other attorney is definitely a good idea.

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: You have the right to as many attorneys defending you as you can afford. The real question is why? It is my opinion that you would be better served to hire a Law Firm who has the resources to provide you with the best defense possible. Having a cohesive strategy and organized resources tends to produce the most effective results, and that will be found with a firm.

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