4 Approaches To Help Your Lawyer Assist You To When you need a legal professional at all, you must work closely with them as a way to win your case. Irrespective of how competent these are, they're likely to need your help. Here are four important methods to help your legal team enable you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - irrespective of what information you're gonna reveal directly to them. Privilege means everything you say is held in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know all things in advance - particularly information another side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a continuous and factual account of information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with the data they must help them win. 3. Arrive Early For Many Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and prevent wasting the attorney's time, too, by being promptly, each time. In reality, because you might need to discuss eleventh hour details or be extra ready for the way it is you're facing, it's a good idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate Which You Have Your Act Together If you've been responsible for any type of crime, it's important in order to convince the court that you just both regret the actions and they are making strides toward enhancing your life. For example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for the rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with your legal team increases your chances of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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Are There Any Free Legal Aid Lawyers That Can Help Me?
My Abuser Has Court Date On August Of 2013. The Last Incident Happened 3 Months Ago. My Abuser Had Hired A Private Lawyer, They Both Went To Court To Drop The Warrant(He Had Warrant), The Judge Gave Him A $2,000 Bail, But My Abuser Ended Up Posting It. The Judge Also Ordered Him To Not Contact Me And Stay Away From Me. Just Recently On June I Had Contacted Him, We Spoke And He Told Me How Really Sorryhe Was, Crying Over The Phone Telling Me He Was Going To Propose To Me. I Kept Contact With Him At Least For Two Weeks Until I Finally Realized Many That'S When I Completely Stopped Calling And Texting Him, Sent Him A Couple Of Pics. But He Never Replied Back To None Of My Texts. He Would Rather Have Me Call Him When He Would Say So, If He Wanted Pics From Me, I Would Send It To Him. He Just Never Replied Back To Any Of My Texts. As Soon As I Stopped Calling Him And Texting Him, Two Days After He Calls Me From A Payphone(Instead Of His Phone), I Asked Him Why Was He Calling Me If I Had Already Made It Clear To Him That I No Longer Wanted To Speak To Him Anymore. He Asked Me To Do Him A &Quot;Favor&Quot;, For Me To Call Him Back So We Can &Quot;Speak&Quot;. I Never Called Him Back. It Was At Least 4 To 5 Days I Didn'T Do Him That Favor. My Mom Had Came From Worcester To Visit Me And My Daughter(He Is The Father To Her), Me And My Mom Were At The Bus Terminal And Out Of Nowhere My Abuser Comes And Approaches Me And My Babygirl, Tells Me That He Just Wanted To Say Hi And Then Gave A Kiss To His Daughter And Left. After That I Really Didn'T Feel Comfortable Him Approaching Me Out Of Nowhere(Especially That He Had Just Been Told By A Judge Recently Not To Contact Me And To Stay Away From Me). There Is No Restraining Order In Place, So It Makes Me Believe He Took Full Advantage Of That. The Next Day Aftet He Approached Me, I Had Called Him And Told Him To Please Not Approach Me Like That Anymore, He Got Upset And Started Asking Me Why, If All He Wanted To Do Was See His Daughter.
Get an attorney asap. For your own protection, get an attorney.
THE best way to find a lawyer is by word of mouth. Ask your: family, friends, coworkers, anyone you might know in the same situation, etc.
Call your local (usually county) bar association. Ask for names of attorneys that handle your type of matter. (If money is a BIG problem, you could also ask for the phone number of your local LegalAid office. - the attorneys at LegalAid are "real" attorneys, but sometimes in the field of Law, how much you are willing to pay does affect the quality you get.)
When you call the law office(s), insist on speaking with the Lawyer. Just tell the Secretary the main idea of your matter - do not tell all the little details of your matter to the Secretary - save the details for the Attorney. When you get the Lawyer on the phone line, ask him/her:
- Do they give >>>FREE, initial consultations for the FIRST meeting? (most do, but not all - you have to ask, don't assume)
- How much do they charge (per hour)?
- Could you make payments on your account?
- Can they help you? OR Refer you to someone who can help you?
(This is based on my knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Seeking advice over the Internet is not a good idea - the field of Law is too complex for that. Please be careful and do your research.)
Married Getting Separated. How To Go About Getting Alimony?
I Know Some One Who Is Separating With There Husband How Can She Get Alimony? A Lawyer? The Court House? Please Help.
a lawyer, but most of the time, depending on the situation as to how long you have been married and if you had a job during all or most of the marriage and if you have a job, how much you get paid. these are all the factors they look at. most of the time, in a regular divorce, you can only get about 6 mos. of alimony, if that.
My Civil Appeal Is A Complicated Case What Do I Do If I Can'T Afford An Attorney?
My Financial Means Are Limited, And There Were Two Cases Ruled In The Same Manner. (Same District Two Different Court Houses) My Parents Manipulated The Legal System For Their Own Personal Gain. By Then Filing In Two Different Court Houses To Serve Their One Purpose, I Wouldn'T Know Where To Begin.
"My Civil Appeal is a complicated case what do I do if I can't afford an attorney? My financial means are limited, and there were two cases ruled in the same manner. (same district two different court houses) My parents manipulated the legal system for their own personal gain. By then filing in two different court houses to serve their one purpose, I wouldn't know where to begin."
There is no quick answer to your question. And it would help to know what kind of cases were heard, what the issues were, etc.
You generally have a certain period of time to appeal a final ruling-- 30 days comes to mind, but it varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. And, usually, your trial record will have to show that you made timely objections to the issues of law that you disagreed about and that you exhausted your remedies at the trial level (filing for a reconsideration, for example) in order for you to appeal on those issues. The only other reason to appeal is that the judge's ruling was against the manifest weight of the evidence, but Courts of Appeals do not often overturn a trial court judge for that since the presumption is that he did his job correctly.
You'll have to file your leave to appeal within the allotted time. And then you'll have to present the Court of Appeals for that jurisdiction with your appeal-- including a complete record of your case(s). That means the legal arguments with legal citations to back them up and a complete case file and transcripts from the Court Recorder. If you are poor, you may be able to file "in forma pauperis" ("in the form of a pauper") where the courts will assume the costs of your court record and waive certain formal requirements in filing your papers (doesn't need to be typed, doesn't need to be on particular paper with particular fonts, etc.). Persons filing in forma pauperis are also usually given a great deal of latitude in framing their arguments in their filings.
Appeals practice is a specialty in itself, and many trial lawyers send their appeal's cases to those specialists. So, you are in for a steep learning curve with little chance of success against a trained attorney.
[This is not legal advice. You should consult a licensed attorney-at-law for legal advice or representation before making decisions that may affect your legal rights.]
Do I Need A Lawyer For A Petty Theft Charge?
I Was Arrested For Attempting To Steal A $ 1.75 Can Of Beer From Cvs (Really Stupid I Know , Was Really Wasted At The Time And Not Thinking). I Was Arrested And Taken To The Local Precinct And Given A Paper With A Court Date. They Released Within The Hour. I`Ve Never Been Arrested Or Fined For Anything In My Life, Never In Trouble With The Law . Should I Get A Lawyer For The Court Date Or Can I Just Represent My Self ? Is This A Charge That I Can Be Sent To Jail For ?
You don't really a lawyer, but if you think you need one, get one. I doubt that you will be sent to jail, just a fine, and possibly probation.
Need Legal Advise - Please Help?
5 Days Ago My Sister Gave Birth To Her First Child. He Was Immediately Rushed Into The Intensive Care Unit. I Kept Asking What Was Happening And I Was Finally Told That My Sister Had Been Taking 300 Milligrams Of Methadone Per Day During Her Pregnancy And The Baby Was Going Through Severe With Drawls. The Doctors Are Having To Give The Baby 300 Milligrams Per Day And Slowly Reduce The Milligrams Over 30 - 45 Days Until The Baby Is Drug Free. My Questions Are:
1) What Can Happen To The Baby Long Term, Mentally?
2) What Can Happen To My Sister Over This? Jail?
Was the methadone prescribed to your sister? Did she go to a methadone clinic during the pregnancy? If so she will not be in any trouble. For mothers that are addicted to opiates methadone treatment is the preferred treatment during pregnancy. It's very common for pregnant women to be on methadone. Had she stopped using opiates during the pregnancy the baby could have died or suffered a great deal.
Methadone is a very safe drug to use during pregnancy and the effects on the baby are few if any. Not all babies have withdrawal symptoms after they are born but some do. This can have some short term effects on the baby but studies have shown that babies born on methadone will catch up with their peers and will be no different than other babies and toddlers. As they grow up most have no lasting problems although learning disabilities have been found in some children born on methadone. With proper follow-up and early help your nephew should be just fine like any other little boy.
If your sister was not prescribed the methadone but bought it on the street it is highly unlikely that she would be charged with any crime but depending on the laws in your area there is a small possibility. It's usually not a crime to use drugs while pregnant but in the few places where it is mothers are usually charged while pregnant and not after the baby is born. It's still very rare and very controversial to charge mothers for using drugs while pregnant. I don't think you should worry about it. If it would happen I recommend that you contact the Legal Action Center on your sister's behalf.
My biggest legal concern about your sister and her baby is involvement by child protective services. When babies are born positive for drugs they are always called to investigate. This doesn't mean that she will lose her baby but they will investigate to determine that she is fit to care for the baby. If she is not enrolled at a methadone clinic I highly recommend she does so asap as that will help her to show that she's a responsible mother.
Some ignorant and backwards social workers have made an issue of mothers attending methadone clinics and threatened to remove children from their care if they remain on the clinic and have even removed kids. However, this is illegal as it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some social workers apparently don't know that though. Hopefully your social worker won't be that ignorant but if they in any way cause problems for your sister about going to a methadone clinic you should contact the Legal Action Center for help. They have helped several parents in similar situations. Hopefully she won't need any help though.
Please don't buy all the stuff about methadone being legal heroin and just a free high, etc. Methadone taken daily will not get you high. It will just keep you from using drugs. I have been on methadone for seven years and it has saved my life and given it back. It's a great treatment if you do it correctly.
Sprucing Up The Office On A Low Budget?
Im An Intern At A Local Legal Aid Office, And I Spend A Considerable Amount Of Time Here. As Is, The Office Looks Really Barren And Cold. How Can I Make It Feel Warm And Cozy With A Country Feel Without Spending Too Much Money?
I Alreadu Have Bought Some Paintigns That Were On Sale At Walmart, But Do Any Of You Have Any Other Suggestions To Make My Office Look And Feel Warm Without Spending Too Much?
(Remember, I Am A Broke Law Student In An Unpaid Internship!)
Add an inexpensive area rug and a matching cushion on your chair to warm up the atmosphere. You can find a small rug pretty cheap at Walmart or Home Depot.
If you can have an electric appliance in your office, an electric teapot with cups and fixings for cocoa, tea, hot cider or instant soup on a wooden tray will add a nice touch especially if you get items with a country theme. If you can't afford to buy an electric teapot or area rug, just remember to put it on your Christmas list!
Don't forget green plants and silk flowers. Everything always looks better with growing things around.