A lot of the lesser Houston criminal defense lawyers like to say that everyone is the same and that all lawyers offer the same services. However, this is not true. If all lawyers were alike, everyone would be fine with taking the court appointed lawyer assigned to them. This rarely happens though for a good reason. Lawyers can be light years apart from each other in their specialties, their education, their background and even their record. As a result, you need to make sure to check out several lawyers before you decide on one that is going to represent you and your case.