Whitney and Schowalter Defense Attorneys


So you have to go to court…what should you expect next?


Katie can tell you about what to expect now that you have gotten a ticket, summons, or criminal complaint.  Many times the most anxiety in these circumstances comes from simply not knowing what is going to happen the first time you walk into a courtroom, or what the next step in the process is.  Katie gives each client a roadmap of the case so that the client is fully informed each step of the way along the path to resolution.

Katie is a solo practitioner, and when you call the Whitney Law Firm, you talk to Katie directly.  Katie can evaluate your situation and lead you in the right direction from day one.

In some simple cases, the charge or ticket may resolve the best for a client without a lawyer.  Katie will be straight forward with you and tell you whether it is worth your time and money to hire a lawyer, based upon your unique set of circumstances.

Call Katie now for an initial consultation.

Some questions to ask during the initial consultation

What are the possible outcomes of my case?
What are my alternatives in resolving the matter?
Approximately how long will it take to resolve?
How will you let me know about what’s happening in my case?
What kind of approach will you take – aggressive and unyielding, or will you work to reach a reasonable disposition?
What are your rates and how often will you bill me?
What is a ballpark figure for the total bill, including fees and expenses?

Helpful points to decide if this is the right lawyer for you

Did the lawyer explain things I did not understand?
Did the lawyer listen to what is important to me and have a plan for how to address these issues?
Do I feel comfortable with this lawyer?
Do I trust this lawyer will advocate for me?
Do I feel like this lawyer will make me and my case a priority?
Do I feel like this lawyer will keep me informed?
Does this lawyer understand how important this case is to me?