The Difference Board Certification Makes
When it comes to North Carolina criminal defense you have hundreds of lawyers to choose from. Some dabble in family law or estate planning, others will take on DUI or simple cases that do not require an in-depth understanding of criminal law.
What sets a true, professional criminal defense attorney apart from all of the others is board certification. When an attorney is board certified in an area of law, it means the attorney has focused his or her practice, sometimes exclusively, on that area of law.
It means in all likelihood, that attorney knows more and has more experience than other attorneys about that particular area of law. Being board certified means an attorney, such as firm founder Karen D. Gerber, is formally recognized as having demonstrated special training and skill in North Carolina criminal defense.
What Board Certification Involves
It takes years to be eligible to become board certified in North Carolina criminal defense. To do so an attorney must do several things. These include:
- Be licensed to practice law in North Carolina and be in good standing
- Have at least five years of proven criminal defense experience
- Take several ongoing legal courses related to criminal defense
- Pass a peer review of their criminal defense performance
- Pass a six-hour examination on criminal defense law
Board certification is proof of an attorney’s commitment and competency in criminal defense. Why trust your case to anyone who has not demonstrated these qualities?
Work With A Proven Criminal Defense Attorney
The Law Offices of Karen D. Gerber, PLLC, was founded by attorney Karen D. Gerber in order to provide unparalleled criminal defense services to the people of North Carolina against state and federal criminal charges.
If you have been charged with a serious crime, from the simple to the complex, turn to attorney Karen Gerber. Receive personalized, proven representation and compassionate, judgment-free guidance. Call 336-725-6611 or send Ms. Gerber an email regarding your case. All consultations are completely free.