Finding A Seasoned Lawyer Whatever your legal needs are you will find that there are loads of lawyers in your town that advertise they specialize in your form of case. This will make the procedure of finding one with a lot of experience somewhat of a challenge. However, when you follow the following it will be easy to limit your pursuit to the correct one in very little time. The initial step is to generate a listing of the lawyers that are listed in your town focusing on your situation. While you are making this list you should only include those that you have an effective vibe about depending on their advertisement. You can then narrow this list down if you take some time evaluating their internet site. There you should certainly find the number of years they are practicing and several general specifics of their success rates. At this point your list needs to have shrunken further to the people that you simply felt had professional websites along with an appropriate volume of experience. You need to then spend some time to lookup independent reviews of each and every attorney. Be sure you look at the reviews rather than relying upon their overall rating. The details within the reviews will give you an idea of the way they communicate with their customers and how much time they invest into each case that they are concentrating on. Finally, you will want to talk with at least the past three lawyers which have the credentials you are looking for. This provides you with the time to actually evaluate how interested they are in representing you and your case. It is crucial for you to follow all of these steps to actually find a person which has the proper measure of experience to help you get the very best outcome.
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What Is The Difference Between A Legal Aid And A Lawyer?
Legal Aid is a group of Attorneys who do low cost or free legal assistance for folks who are unable topay for a private attorney. Sometimes the quality of their work is not as good as the high priced attorneys but in most cases, it is enough to get justice for those who need it.
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I Need To Find An Attorney That Will Fight Cps In Az?
Im Having Trouble Getting My Kids Back From The State And There Are Alot Of Issuse That Have Not Been Addressed In Court, But For The Most Part My Case Worker Has Personal Issues With Me. That Is The Only Reason I Have Not Yet Gotten My Children. Mine You This Has Been Over 18Months On Going.
I hear the same complaints over and over. Please realize, there is a reason the children were taken from you, and yes the state is biased in favor of the children, not you. As for finding an attorney, it shouldn't be difficult. Pick up your yellow pages. Look for an attorney who lists "Family Law" as a practice area. You will probably have to pay for representation. If you think you cannot afford an attorney, talk to Civil Legal Aid. Be completely honest, candid, and forthcoming in your interviews with attorneys. Even if you think something is "bad" you must still tell them up front so that they can represent you to the best of their ability.
I Got Caught Drink Driving Friday Night..?
I Got Caught Drink Driving Friday Night And The Cops Said I Can Drive For 4 More Weeks But After That I Lose My License For 6 Months..
I Know It Was Stupid Of Me And I Know I Have Learnt My Lesson But I Really Do Need To Get Too And From Work But Only To And From Work.. I Normally Leave At About 6.30 In The Morning And Get Home At Around 4 - 6 In The Afternoon.
Im Just Wondering How Risky That Is If I Were To Drive To Work In The 6 Months?
Do The Police Check Up On You? I Got Caught In Melbourne And I Live An Hour Away In A Town Called Ballarat If That Makes A Difference.
It Will Be A Realll Inconvenience If I Cant Get To Work Because I Have No Other Way.. Not Even Busses As Much As I Hate Public Transport Lol
Please Write Back Leaving In Account That I Only Blew .02 And Did Not Expect To Blow Anything As The Last Drink I Had Was About 6 Hours Before
Here is a little tip for next time, learned it off one of the best lawyer for DUI's.
When you get pulled over and you know that you have been drinking, just simply say...
"I am not on DUI probation. I am twenty-one years old or older, and I will exercise my 5th amendment right to remain silent. I will not take any field sobriety test, including the hand held preliminary breath machine, test on the side of the road or answer any questions except information that is on my driver's license. I will only take a chemical test"
Never take the hand-held breath machine, it is known to read approximately 60% higher. You have the rights to say no to any test!
You have to know that a DUI is known as a criminal offense. It will look ugly on your record and ruins jobs opportunity. Get a good lawyer that can clear you up, the last thing you want is a DUI on your record.
Here is a little fun fact: Police pulls over people more between the time of 10pm and 2am to catch people drinking and driving or any reason cause towards it. It is called the madmother project, they are being paid under the table on top of their salary's.
People make mistakes, best of wishes to you
Can You Give Me Some Practical Information On Lawyers Please?
Like What They Do, And The Qualifications Needed And How Long It Takes To Get This Qualification And The General Job Salary And Dangers And Restrictions Involved In The Job.
Thank You. If You Give Me All This You'Ll Be Chosen As Best Answer And That'S Like 12 Points You Know, Because You Also Get 2 Points Just For Answering This Question.
What it takes to become a lawyer: you have to go to college and get a 4 yr. degree (in anything) and then go to law school. Law school is full time three years or people can do it by going to night school but of course if takes longer. When you are done w/ that, and, assuming you went to an ABA accredited law school (don't go to one that is not!!) you can sit for any state's bar examination. You take a very intensive course to prep for it and the exam is usually 2-3 days long. One part is on the old common law/ multi-state and the other part is on your state's law from the state you are sitting for the exam in. Once you pass, you take a short ethics exam (think a day or two of studying and an exam that is an hour or two) and then you get admitted to practice in your State.
What lawyers do: that depends on what kind of law you do and what kind of connections you have to get a job. I am a trial lawyer and appellate lawyer. I had no family in Florida when I started and knew no lawyers so I really busted my butt to "get ahead". I represent folks who get sued. I am out 20+ years now. I am not starving but I am not rich by any means. Most people out as long as me who do this kind of work for defense firms are earning $80 - $150K - in Florida. You are not going to starve on it but that doesn't get you a Manhattan apt either. In states where the cost of living is high, like NY, the salaries are about double b/c it costs twice as much to live there.
Dangers and Restrictions: You can only practice in the state you take the bar exam in. Taking the bar exams is not a pleasant experience so figure out where you want to live BEFORE you sit for the Bar exam so you hopefully have to only sit for one state's bar.
What I do: I review suit files, look for the pros and cons, collect information from the other party's lawyer and on my own (locate and talk to witnesses, go to scene inspections, collect medical records, talk to experts, take depositions) and analyze what makes the case good for the other side and the holes they have in their case. Based on that the insurance company will decide what they would be willing to pay to settle the case. If the other side will take about that amount, we settle. If not, we try the case. If we lose and the judge appears to have made a legal mistake which should be reversed and which would have a big impact on the case, I do the appeal.
Hope that helps.
Legal Consent Laws In Washington State?
I Am 17 And The Person I'M Interested In Dating Just Turned 23. The Only Thing That'S Stopping Me From Pursuing The Interest Is Legal Consent Laws. I Really Don'T Want To Get Him In Trouble. I'Ve Researched Washington'S Legal Consent Laws And Have Only Found That The Legal Consent Age Is 16. Sooo, Does That Mean We Should Be Safe?
You should be fine since you are 17 but the law is not written in your favor. The legal age of consent is 18, not 16.
The age of consent in Oregon is 18. Sexual offenses are defined under the Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 163. With regards to age only, the following offenses are defined.
18 - Consent for all laws.
Under 18 - Defined as Sexual Abuse 3 (Class A Misdemeanor)
Under 16 - Defined as Rape 3 / Sodomy 3 (Class C Felony) (ORS 163.245)
Under 14 - Defined as Rape 2 / Sodomy 2 (Class B Felony)
Under 12 - Defined as Rape 1 / Sodomy 1 (Class A Felony)
Additionally, Oregon has a 3 year rule defined under ORS 163.345. However, this does not apply to Rape 1, or Sodomy 1, effectively limiting the age to 12. However, a person can still be charged with Sexual Misconduct (Class C Misdemeanor) under ORS 163.445, if the victim was under 15 years old.
163.315 Incapacity to consent; effect of lack of resistance.
(1) A person is considered incapable of consenting to a sexual act if the person is:
(a) Under 18 years of age;
(b) Mentally defective;
(c) Mentally incapacitated; or
(d) Physically helpless.
(2) A lack of verbal or physical resistance does not, by itself, constitute consent but may be considered by the trier of fact along with all other relevant evidence.
163.435 Contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor.
(1) A person 18 years of age or older commits the crime of contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor if:
(a) Being a male, he engages in sexual intercourse with a female under 18 years of age; or
(b) Being a female, she engages in sexual intercourse with a male under 18 years of age; or
(c) The person engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another person under 18 years of age or causes that person to engage in deviate sexual intercourse.
(2) Contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor is a Class A misdemeanor.
163.445 Sexual misconduct.
(1) A person commits the crime of sexual misconduct if the person engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with an unmarried person under 18 years of age.
(2) Sexual misconduct is a Class C misdemeanor.
163.345 Age as a defense in certain cases.
(1) In any prosecution under ORS 163.355, 163.365, 163.385, 163.395, 163.415, 163.425, 163.427 or 163.435 in which the victim’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than a specified age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the alleged offense.
(2) In any prosecution under ORS 163.408, when the object used to commit the unlawful sexual penetration was the hand or any part thereof of the actor and in which the victim’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than a specified age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the alleged offense.
(3) In any prosecution under ORS 163.445 in which the victim’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than a specified age, it is a defense that the actor was less than three years older than the victim at the time of the alleged offense if the victim was at least 15 years of age at the time of the alleged offense.
There is an affirmative defense but that only works if he is minimum 3 years older than you. It is a risk having sex with him at this age but it is highly doubtful anyone would report him or you.
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Who Wd B The Best Person 2 Ask 4 An Attorney Recommendation?
A Docor? A Cop? Who? I Need 2 Talk 2 A Lawyer About Sumthin But I Dont Just Wanna Pick A Random 1 Out Of The Fone Book. No Wat I Mean?
Lawyers know other lawyers. They know who is good and who is not. I agree that calling from a phone book is not necessarily a good starting place.
I am a lawyer myself and I know how hard it is for people to find good lawyers.
Here is what I would do if I were you. Look in one of the attorney directories (martindale-hubbell or superlawyers, etc.). However, call a lawyer who does something different than what you need. For example, if you need a criminal defense lawyer, call a family lawyer or a tax lawyer and ask for a few names of good criminal defense lawyers. If you need a divorce attorney, call a criminal lawyer or a tax lawyer. By calling someone who does NOT do what you need, you will guarantee that he or she will not try to take your case, but will be willing to give you a few names of attorneys he or she knows who are good.
Also, lawyers LOVE to refer things to other lawyers. This is because they hope that they other lawyers will refer people back to them. After all, lawyers make money from clients and the more they get, the more they make.
Good luck. If you have a specific need for a lawyer and want some more detailed thoughts, let me know.