When a person is charged with a crime, they have the right to a free public defense lawyer assigned to them by a judge, or they can hire a private criminal defense lawyer. While there are good public defense lawyers who are employed by the government, many people feel like a defendant risks having a poor defense when they do not get to choose their lawyer. Finding a criminal defense lawyer who will be good for your particular case can be done using different methods of research. These include but are not limited to, Internet searches to find out ratings and reviews from professional organizations, peers and past clients, recommendations from trusted family members and friends and non-profit legal aid organizations. If you would like more information about criminal defense law, lawyers and other related issues, contact Foley Defense Law today.