If you hire a criminal defense attorney that has only had a handful of jury trials, it could be disastrous. One can’t learn everything in law school. Please be reminded of the fact that when hiring a lawyer, you need to consider the person’s ability to defend you in court. If not, it is just going to be a waste of money. From here, you should consider contacting several different lawyers to find the right one for you.
Many of today’s best criminal defense lawyers have dozens of trials under their belt. With so many lawyers to choose from, this is a good place to start. Ask for recommendation. The word of mouth is very helpful most of the time.