Frequently Asked Questions
Our most frequently asked questions
If I contact you, am I your client?
Contacting our office does not establish an attorney client relationship. To clarify, there is an official intake process before we establish a client/attorney relationship. Until that relationship is official, client/attorney privileges are not in place.
How do I know if I need a lawyer?
If you have been charged with a crime, you should obtain representation. For instance, an attorney will ensure that you are receiving the best defense which can mitigate your chances of incarceration and/or facing other penalties. Most importantly, Koop Law Firm specializes in the aggressive defense of people facing a variety of crimes, like murder, drug charges, DUIs, and more.
Should I take a plea deal or go to trial?
If you are charged with a criminal offense you are guaranteed the right to a trial. However, proceeding to trial may or may not be in your best interest. Therefore, obtaining legal representation can help you determine the best course of action in your case.
How has COVID – 19 affected the criminal justice system and the operation of your office?
Covid – 19 has presented tremendous challenges for the criminal justice system as it has created an enormous backlog of criminal cases in the courts. For example, judges, prosecutors, and criminal defense attorneys are now beginning to work through these cases all while maintaining a safe environment in which to operate. At Koop Law Firm, we create a safe environment for meeting with clients with the availability of spacious conference rooms at the office. As a result, this allows for social distancing and other precautionary measures such as the wearing of masks when appropriate.