4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Assist You To When you really need a legal professional for any excuse, you need to work closely with them in order to win your case. Regardless how competent they may be, they're likely to need your help. Listed below are four important approaches to help your legal team allow you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - whatever information you're gonna reveal in their mind. Privilege means what you say is held in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know everything in advance - most importantly information one other side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep an ongoing and factual account of all information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they must enable them to win. 3. Turn Up Early For Many Engagements Never be late when you're appearing before a court and avoid wasting the attorney's time, too, by being promptly, each time. In reality, because you may want to discuss very last minute details or perhaps be extra prepared for the truth you're facing, it's a smart idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been charged with any sort of crime, it's important so as to convince a legal court that you both regret the actions and so are making strides toward enhancing your life. By way of example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for the rehab program. Be sincere and associated with the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with the legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Try these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you need to win your case.
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I Want To Be A Criminal Lawyer, What Should I Major In?! Is A Criminology Major Good For Top Law Schools?
I Am Strongly Dedicated To Go To A Law School. Right Now I Am At A Canadian University, Which Is Offering One Of The Best Criminology Programs In North America. But I Also Like History A Lot…
So My Question Is… Do Law Schools Favor History Or Political Science Etc. Degrees More Than A Criminology Degree?
Should I Stick To Criminology Or Change To Other More Traditional Major Programs For Law School Such As History Or Political Science??
Thank you for your question.
I would stick with criminology. It will come in handy when you are practising as a criminal lawyer. Possibly look at doing it as your major together with some more traditional subjects.
I would speak with counsellors at your school. If you have any contacts in law schools, I would seek your advice. In answering a similar question, Professor X advised that "Law school admissions committees are looking for students that write clearly and elegantly, read closely, and demonstrate strong critical thinking abilities."
The nub of his advice is that law schools are looking for people who have done programs with intellectual rigor.
Taranto got best answer on an question on whether economics was a good major by arguing that doing a course different from the norm may be an advantage. Certainly criminology may be useful background for someone studying criminal law and a definite advantage for someone practising it.
If your criminology course is highly regarded, you enjoy it and it is useful, I would stick with it.
Oj And Wrongful Death?
Can Someone (W/ Real Knowledge And Not Just Ignorant Opinions) Tell Me How Oj Simpson Was Convicted Of A Wrongful Death Suit In The Deaths Of Nicole Brown And Ron Goldman? He Was Aquitted Of Their Murder, And They Were Not Killed On His Property Or In His Presence..So Assuming He Truely His Innocent How Is It His Fault They Died? I Don'T Understand What About Him Caused Their Wrongful Death?
The wrongful death suit was heard in civil court. The standards of proof are much lower there. In the criminal case the standard of proof is beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that someone, on average, is about 90% sure that someone did something. In civil court, the burden is by a preponderance of the evidence. This means that the evidence is just over 50% that someone did something to be held liable. Apparantly the lower burden of proof made the difference. Additionally, the prosecution made MANY errors in the criminal case that the civil attorneys could "learn" from.
Why Is It Impossible To Find An Attorney To Take On An Existing Case?
I Am Unhappy With My Lawyer Who Hasn'T Filed A Case Yet. I Called The Los Angeles County Bar'S Attorney Referral Service And The Lady Said To Try Another County Or Referral Bec None Of Her Lawyers Would Want To Take Over An Existing Case. I Have A Great Case So Why Is That The Case? Do I Have To Be Stuck With My Bad Lawyer Who I'Ve Caught Lying To Me?
My answer comes from my experience as a paralegal. My answer may seem blunt, but I'm not trying to make friends. I am going to try to help you and shed some light on the industry that you might not know.
You state that you have a great case. Well, frankly, everyone that walks into an attorney's office thinks they have a great case. When you don't know the law, how to interpret the law, or how to apply the law, everything looks like it is a winner. This may NOT be the case. You really might not have anything the attorney can work with.
"My lawyer hasn't filed a case yet." Well, this could be a million things. He could be a bad attorney, or...back to my previous paragraph. There might not be anything to file. An attorney can't just fill out a piece of paper and chunk it at the Court. He/she has to find case law to support your argument. He/she has to pick the right causes of action. If you truly have a "great case", you don't just slop it together. You make it bulletproof. This can take time. As you don't state how long he has had the file, I can't determine that. No one can.
As for the referral service, the lady was being honest. She was stating, "I am not going to waste your time. They won't take an existing case." There is nothing you can do about that. Taking over existing cases is a chore and if you can avoid it, most attorneys do.
Do you have to be stuck with your current attorney? No. This is not legal advice, but what I would do in your position. You can write a letter to the attorney. Send it certified mail with return receipt. In the letter, state that you are unhappy with your service, you are ending your business relationship and that you would like a copy of your file. If you have a retainer posted, request that any billable hours should be deducted from the retainer and the balance sent to you. If you have an engagement letter, you better read this letter thoroughly when it comes to terminating services.
Once you receive your file, start making appointments with other attorneys. As I said before, maybe you are being impatient. I run into that a lot. People have the impression that once you hire an attorney, things would be done in a month. Not the case. It takes a lot of time and a lot of work. Maybe he is that bad of an attorney. I just feel that most clients don't understand what is a "good case" and what is not. What you feel you are legally entitled to is not ever close to what the law actually states. Again, I don't know details, but that is my opinion from a paralegal that deals with this every day. An attorney is not going to sit on a "good case" for long.
**EDIT** There is no ethical dilemma for taking a previous handled case. There is always the potential for "conflict of interest" which is completely different. You cannot represent two conflicting parties such as a man/wife in a divorce. There is no conflict if the attorneys know each other. If that were the case, everyone would have to hire out of state attorneys.
Legal Help Please- Every Lawyer Is Telling Me Something Different- Battery Case In Florida.?
I Got Into A Fight With My Brother At Home. I'M 22 And He'S 21.
My Parents Called The Cops To Break Us Up, They Never Wanted Me To Get Arrested. But I Beat Him Up Pretty Bad And I Had No Marks On Me, So I Was The One That Got Arrested Even Though I Think He Started The Fight.
I Got Out Of Jail And Missed My Arraignment(I Left My House 2 Hours Before But I Live In Miami, There Was An Accident And I Got To Court An Hour Late Because Of The Traffic Jam)... And So They Put My Plea As Not Guilty Because I Wasnt There(I Dont Know How This Makes Sense), And Now I Have A Trial On The 28Th.
My Brother And My Parents All Want To Drop The Charges, We'Ve All Resolved It But The Court Still Wont Let Me Go. The State Attorney Says That Even If Nobody Wants To Press Charges I Still Have To Go To Trial.
My Dad Called The State Attorney And He Told Him All He Had To Do Was Show Up To My Trial And Testify Against Me(Doesnt Make Sense) And That They Would Offer Me A Program And That They Would Drop The Charges.
My Mom Called The State Attorney And Said There Was No Way They Could Drop The Charges, But That Without A Testimony, They Didn'T Have A Case Against Me Anyway.
I Never Mean To Plead Not Guilty, I Just Want To Get These Charges Dropped But The State, The Lawyers, And Everybody Else Are Telling Me Something Different And Nothing Makes Sense.. I Dont Know What To Do.
It'S A Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Battery Charge.
Well if you did not have the plea of not guilty entered for you (automatic or they issue a warrant when you do not show up, the judge was being nice) your case would not have any chance to be dropped. You cannot plea "drop my case" it is either no contest not guilty or guilty.
In Florida and all other states on domestic charges it is no longer up to the victim whether the case goes forward or not.
It is up to the prosecutor. The ASA handling the case has apparently decided that they have enough to try you, or they just want to have you show up in court on your court date for a lecture from the judge.
It has been decided nationally that in domestic battery cases the people of the state are the victims since domestics affect everyone, not the person hit.
This has cause a large dip in domestic homicides over the past 17 years since the laws were changed. Victims are no longer able to continually drop cases until the abuser actually kills them.
If the lawyers don't know the law try talking to an actual criminal lawyer, not some guy who does real estate closings.
I'M Looking Into A Home Based Business Thats Legal With Low Start Up Cost. Any Ideas??
Hi Live In Canada And I'M Researching A Viable, Ethical, Home Based Business. There Are Lots Of Scams Out There, I'M Just Trying To Sift Through The Garbage. Hopefully Can Help Me And Give Me Some Good Advise On This Matter.
I don't know what you like to do, so I can only tell you what my husband and I started over six years ago and point you out to some others to take a look at that I know are really good. Ours well supports our family as well as a major funding source for our non-profit organization that we started up a while back with part of the income we earned. As well as it's a funding source for other non-profit organizations.
Anyhow, we got involved in the telecommunications industry.
With a world wide company that's over 15 years old. We've been featured in several magazines like USA Today, Success, Fortune etc. Inc 500 rated us the 22nd fastest growing company. They offer services that people use every day and pay for anyway, but now they can have a lower cost. Services such as local and long distance phones, Internet, digital phones, video phones (you can see the person your taking to live)VOIP, Satallite tv, and all the major cellular phone companies like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Alltell, Nextell etc. have partnered up with them too.
How many people do you know, or know of, that uses or has one or more of these services? How would you feel if you could save people money on services that they're most likely already using, if not you can offer them the service, and everytime they pay their bills each month, you make a percentage off these bills every single month. Huge income opportunity. It's incredible how much money is involved in this industry.
If you'd like more information feel free to email me and I'll be happy to pass it along to you.
I also created a blog on my 360 page on home based business's. There's over half a dozen different ones to take a look at. Your more then welcome to browse through them. If you find one that's interesting, contact the person who wrote it and they can point you out in the right direction.
Where Does One Look For A Pro Bono Lawyer In Tenn. That Would Take A High Profile Criminal Case. Case.?
Call your closest legal aide office or your state's BAR association and ask for criminal legal referral.
No top notch attorney is going to take on a criminal case for free unless its something that will give them great press.