In situations where you are unfortunate to be arrested and charged with felony, the first thing you need to keep in mind is to stay calm and find yourself a criminal attorney. However, if you are in such a situation for the first time then it is evident that you may not know what to do. The answers of these basic questions you can ask the prospective attorney can help you with details about his experience.
Ask if the attorney has experience in handling criminal law.
In the past you could ask for an attorney who practices general law in situations where you need a divorce, need your Will written or if you were arrested and charged with felony, however, modern times has seen a change in this practice where you find attorneys specializing in just one or two areas. Many times you would come across attorneys who do not deal with criminal cases. This is exactly why you need to find out if the lawyer practices criminal law.