Lawyers. Sometimes a dirty word. Other times they are knights in bright and shining armor. There may be a time when you need to call upon one. You might even be needing one now and you’re unsure if that is true.
There are plenty of reasons to hire a lawyer. Criminal cases, DUI charges, and just about everything else you have seen on daytime TV court shows.
Here are five reasons why you should hire a lawyer.
1. You never studied law
For most people, laws become another language when you try to study it. Jargon can be confusing along with all the double talk. You probably will have a hard time getting through all the bloat and question what is being said. Fortunately, lawyers who have not only graduated law school and passed the Bar exam can understand this cryptic language.
2. Documents and how to fill them out
Laws can be confusing. So are the court documents needed to file a lawsuit or anything court related. Mistakes are prevented with the help of a lawyer who understands what information is needed. And, just as importantly when it needs to be turned in. Filing a document late or incorrectly can derail a court case. Or worse, have the court case thrown out entirely.
3. How to plead
Pleading guilty or not guilty are not your only options and lawyers know this. It would be for your best interest if you at least knew what you could plead or even how to plead in a court case. A prosecutor’s job is to prosecute. So, if the odds are seemingly stacked against you, it doesn’t automatically make it a closed case before the trial begins. Instead, a lawyer can help advise on how to plead.
4. Lawyers as a preventative measure
Anyone can make a bogus claim against you. But can you tell the difference as to when it is bogus or something you should alarm yourself about? Chances are, they look the same to the untrained eye. Lawyers have seen many court cases and have a feel for the ins and outs of bogus and legitimacy. It’s better to have the legal advice of someone who knows the difference to direct you towards the best course of action. Especially if the other party has a lawyer themselves.
5. Sometimes it’s free
Lawyers typically have free consultations to determine whether they can help with your court case. Keyword being free. There is no obligation when it comes to seeking out these lawyers. They want to invest their time in a court case they know they can win before diving in head first and making you their client.
You receive the benefit of legal advice for free. Armed with this knowledge, you can make an informed decision on what your next move is. Regardless of what your questions may be, it does not hurt to seek out the help from a professional. It may cost you more in the long run by not.