Ask the potential criminal lawyers if they have experience in your type of case. You want a lawyer with years of experience in the charges brought against you.
What type of experience? Preferably, you want your attorney to have dealt with your particular issue in the past, from the inception of the case: from the preliminary hearing all the way through trial.
For example, an attorney that typically deals with fraud cases wouldn't have much experience in drug charges. Additionally, you want someone who was actually the lead attorney on the particular case, not an intern, clerk or second chair.
Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Frank Walker