VIB Client Guarantee
“At VIB Law, we are committed to giving every one of our clients the most aggressive,
thorough criminal defense possible.”
In order to ensure that standard of care, we make you the following guarantees:
The Attorney You Hire Will be the Attorney Who Represents You in Court
Some criminal defense firms will have an experienced, knowledgeable attorney conduct their initial client interview. But then, after hiring, the client never sees that attorney again. Instead, the client’s case is handled by a junior partner who the client has never met.
We consider this a form of false advertising. At VIB Law, we have three partners who are all expert trial attorneys and negotiators. Many times the attorneys will share their experience or work together to get you the best result. But make no mistake, the attorney you hire is YOUR attorney. You will not be shuffled off to a junior partner or law clerk.
An Aggressive, Proactive Approach in Every Case
In our view, too many criminal defense lawyers harm their client’s cases by taking a “wait-and-see” approach. In fact, many attorneys will not even do any work on your case prior to the first court appearance.
By contrast, we believe the most critical window for defense work is often the first few days following an arrest. During that time, we can locate favorable defense evidence and witnesses, and get a “head start” towards defeating the charges. If charges have not been filed yet, we can sometimes intervene with the DA’s office on your behalf.
Even if your case can’t be investigated in that manner, there are lots of other things that should be done before your first court date. For example, we often encourage clients to attend AA meetings or take anger management classes in certain types of cases. Or we might ask you to help obtain character letters or other “good conduct” evidence prior to court.
Complete Confidentiality and Discretion
Everything about your representation at VIB Law is confidential. Your initial consultation and all conversations with your attorney are covered by the 6th Amendment of the Constitution and are therefore privileged and protected.
Let us know if you have particular privacy concerns. If you don’t want mail to be sent to your home or you are worried about being called at your workplace just let us know your situation and we will protect your privacy.
Your initial consultation is free and lasts 30 minutes. Everything said in that consultation is completely confidential. If you don’t hire us any notes from our meeting will be destroyed.
Close Personal Contact with Your Attorney
Being arrested or charged with a crime is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. Nothing compounds the stress of this situation more than the inability to reach your attorney.
At VIB Law, we want clear communication at all times between our attorneys and their clients. We understand that our clients are often our best resource for understanding the case and investigating possible defenses.
At the same time, nothing harms the attorney client relationship worse than being unable to get ahold of your attorney in a crisis. Our policy at VIB Law is that every client phone call or email to an attorney is returned the same day unless a trial or other emergency makes that impossible.