Attorney Randall E. Reagan is experienced and qualified in representing criminal defendants at trial and on appeal in both State and Federal courts.
If you need a criminal defense lawyer, there are many factors that must be considered when choosing one.
It is important that your lawyer is someone that you trust and have confidence in and someone you feel comfortable talking to. You and your lawyer should be able to communicate clearly. Your lawyer should be able to help you understand your legal situation. Look at the attorney’s experience to make sure that he or she has expertise in the same area that you need representation.
Be sure to ask your attorney how much the fee is for legal services. Some attorneys may be willing to permit you to pay your fee in installments. It is also appropriate to make fee arrangements in writing so that both you and your lawyer are clear as to the agreement.
Lawyers are prohibited by the Code of Professional Responsibility from guaranteeing the outcome of a criminal proceeding. Contingency fees, whereby the attorney is paid only if the client obtains a favorable result, are prohibited by law in criminal cases.
The information presented here is based on general principles of Tennessee Law and should not be regarded as a substitute for the services of a criminal defense attorney.