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What Is A Lawyer Consultation For?
I Recently Got A Speeding Citation And Will Have To Go To Court. I Am Considering Using The Free 30-Minute Consultation That Many Lawyers Offer To Go In And Ask The Lawyer Some Basic Questions, Explain My Situation, And Ask How I Can Possibly Get Out Of A Heavy Penalty. As The Cost Of Hiring A Lawyer Would Probably Be Higher Than The Penalty They Give Me, I Am Planning To Only Use This Consultation As A Time To Ask Some Questions, Without The Intent Of Hiring The Lawyer. Is This Not What Consultations Are For? Should I Try To Get A Consultation With The Lawyer, Or Are These Consultations Supposed To Only Be Used To Determine If You Have A Case And Are Considering Hiring The Lawyer? Thank You.
If the lawyer says he'll talk to you for a certain amount of time for free, then he must do so. And he can't waste the time on the frivolous. It must be meaningful time. Most state bars are pretty serious about that.
How much the fine would be, though, isn't what should determine whether you go ahead and spend even MORE than that amount would be on a lawyer.
The goal is to keep from having a criminal conviction on your record. Granted, it's only a speeding ticket, but believe me when I tell you that once you have that ticket on your driving record, you will pay MANY TIMES MORE in increased insurance premiums than what the attorney will cost. In fact, the cost of increased insurance premiums will probably be more, over time, than both what the attorney costs, PLUS the court costs, PLUS the fine.
Trust me on this: HIRE A LAWYER... even on a mere speeding ticket.
I'll tell you when I learned the value of being represented, even only for a mere speeding ticket: Twenty-something years ago, I got a ticket in Chicago (I was living in Northwest Indiana, just 30-something miles from Chicago) at the time. I thought about going in and just handling it myself, but something... I don't know what... just made me go ahead and hire an attorney who not only specializes in traffic matters, but who also practices a lot in the specific court in which I was to appear.
And, oh, what a difference he made! When we walked into the court room, he told me to sit down in the back row and keep my mouth shut. Even if my name was called, he told me, just keep my butt in the chair and my lips sealed tight.
He then walked up to the front of the court room, through the little gates, past everyone, and right up to the prosecutor's table. They clearly knew one another, and joked a little. He then pulled out my file and showed it to her, said about 50 words which I couldn't make out, and next thing I knew they were shaking hands...
...two minutes later the prosecutor was asking the judge to take a case out of order, and it was mine. She moved to have the moving violation reduced to a non-moving violation, and a small fine... no points. The judge asked if I was present and before I could even stop myself from saying I was, my lawyer said he represented me (and, of course, the judge recognized him and greeted him), and next thing I heard was the gavel while the judge said, "so ordered. Next case."
Ten minutes later, I had paid my $50 fine, plus something like $67 in court costs; and five minutes after that I was on out on the sidewalk in front of the courthouse, shaking my lawyer's hand and bidding him adieu. Case closed.
In exchange for the mere $1,000 I paid him, plus the $50 fine and $67 court costs that I paid to the clerk of the court...
...I avoided a conviction for a moving violation which, had I been convicted, would have amounted to four points on my license (on a 12-point scale); and the fine for which would have been about $500 plus the extremely unlikely risk of a day or something like that in jail (which is nearly never ordered). Plus I would still have had to pay the $67 court costs; plus my car insurance premiums, upon that conviction, would have more than doubled... costing, over a period of the next three years over $3,600.
So, you decide: $1,000 for a lawyer plus a little $50 fine, plus $67 in court costs...
...a $500 fine, plus $67 in court costs, plus a MINIMUM of $3,600 in increased premiums over a MINIMUM of the next three years (probably longer, which means probably more).
Of course, that was all twenty-something years ago... so instead of my numbers, above, use whatever all those numbers would be TODAY. Probably DOUBLE!
So, again, TRUST ME: Get a lawyer. Don't just do the freebie consultation, HIRE him/her.
Or so it is my advice.
Hope that helps.
What Are The Areas Of Practice For A Commercial Litigation Law Firm?
I Am Applying For A Position With A Law Firm That Handles Commercial Liability. Does Anyone Know What Commercial Liability Is Exactly? In What Areas Do The Attorneys Typically Practice?
I practice commercial litigation. Essentially we do resolve disputes between persons or entities that involve contracts, fiduciariy duties, fraud. Usually the cases involve breach of contract and all of the other issues that go along with it, such as misrepresentation, fraud, unjust enrichment, negligent misrepresentation. We also get into some professional liability issues. Did you take UCC? If so, that pretty much covers most of the issues. However, many firms that practice commercial litigation really practice more than what is truly "commercial" and do more general litigation work, even torts or some white collar defense.
I Need Legal Help, Please Read. :(?
I Am A First Time Non Violent Offender, Born To Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, And Suffer From Mental And Social Issues (Speed, Public Pressure, Etc). I Am Afraid Of Living Now That I'M A Registered Level 1 Offender For A E Felony Which Was A Bad Mistake On My End And I'M Now In The Spotlight And Everyone Turned On Me In A Instant. I'M Not Into Underage At All And I'M Going To Prove That With State Testing. I Have No Income At All And I Was Rushed Through The Courts As Fast As They Could Do It. My Legal Aid Lawyer F'Ed Me Over Big Time And Told Me To Plea Guilty Stating I'D Be In Prison Instead Of The Deal Of 10Yrs Probation, 20Yrs Sex Offender Registration. I Have No Family I Can Be With, And My Only Friends Turned On Me. I Am Jobless And About To Be Homeless With The Terms Of Probation (Can'T Be Near Anything At All According To The Maps). I Am 30 Years Old, I Was In Special Ed Most Of My Life (Up To 14) And I Suffered Childhood Abuse (Physical) As Well As Witnessing My Own Parents Fighting When They Were Drunk. I Hate Pedophiles As Much As Anyone Else And I Made The Mistake Of 3 Still Photos Which Weren'T Even Sex Acts. The Costs Of Treatment, Testing, And Probation Is Screwing Me Over. I'M Already $50K In Debt, How Much Further Can I Go!? Court Fees Is $1400 (Yes, They Make People Pay To Be On Their List), And My Treatment/Testing Is $1500, Plus Weekly Sessions Of $30. I Want My Life Back, I Want My Family Back, I Got Nothing Left And Lately Been Thinking Of Afterlife, And Been Threatened With Mental Hospitals. I Will Sell My Kidney, A Lung, Half My Brain, And My Soul To Get Off This List. I Can'T Find A Job Because Of My Disabilities As Well As The Sor Now! All I Need Is Counseling, Not A F'N Scarlet Letter! Please If There Is A Jesus Somewhere, Help Me?
Face the facts. You're not getting your family back. You're not getting your friends back. You're not getting off the list. Your old life is over. Accept that.
You need to work with your treatment providers and whatever social organizations you can find to make the best of the life that you're now facing.
New York State Criminal Law; Assualt In The Second Degree?
Hi, I Have A Few Questions About Criminal Law In New York State.
My Father Was Recently Charged With Assault In The Second.
An Individual Showed Up To His Home And Initated An Altercation With My Father.
My Father Remained In Doors And Allowed His Girlfriend To Tell The Individual To Leave.
To Make This More Understandble The Individual Is The Ex Husband Of My Fathers Girlfriend.
So After Getting Him To Leave And Telling Him He Was Not Welcome Back. Things Seemed To Calm Down.
Now His Girlfriend Left With A Friend. Then The Subject Showed Back Up To The House With A &Quot;Weapon, In The Nature Of A &Quot;Dangerous Instrument&Quot; Which Was A Heavy Walking Stick, Like You Could Buy.
Now My Father Came Out To Tell Him To Leave Ect And They Got Into An Arguement And The Subject Attacked My Father And My Father Swong Back With His &Quot; Walking Cane&Quot; Now They'Re Charging My Father With Assault In The Second Degree. While The Other Individual That Showed Up To His Property Is Getting Off Scott Free. Now The Individual Finally Left, And Then Later &Quot;Went To The Hospital&Quot; He Was Kept Over Night For Two Nights, And Treated For Minor Injuries That Were Not Found Sufficent No Stiches, Breaks Ect.. He Was Kept For Liver And Kidney Problems Associated With His &Quot;Heavy Drinking And Drug Use.
Can They Charge My Father For Fighting Back On His Own Property When The Individual Was Told He Wasn'T Allowed On The Property And Then Returned An Started A Fight. Now Also My Father And His Girlfriend Do Not Use A House Phone They Share A Cell Phone, Which The Girlfriend Had With Her At The Time So He Couldn'T Call For Help From The Police.
Can They Charge Him With Assault?
He Defended Himself And His Home From An Individual Who Was Not Welcomed.
How Is That Grounds For A Fellony Charge For Assault?
Any Help With This Matter Would Be Greatly Apreciated!
I'M Taking &Quot;The Case&Quot; I Prepare, To The Public Defender On His Behalf.
Your father needs a good criminal attorney, not a public defender. Although you have an absolute right to defend yourself, authority figures probably have no idea of the facts of the case. If your post is accurate, it looks as if there are several mitigating factors to get the case, not filed by the prosecutor, or if filed, reduced and even dismissed by a judge/jury. Yes, he can be charged as he inflicted injuries on another, however, he is entitled to his day in court to explain that he was threatened/attacked and simply defended himself. I believe facts that will help his case are: (1) the other fellow came to your father's house, (2) the other fellow initiated the altercation, (3) initially, your father showed restraint in not going outside, (4) the other fellow was told to leave and not come back, (5) the other fellow trespassed and returned with a weapon, (6) your father ask him to leave a second time, (7) your father was attacked and defended himself at his home. I believe that once a prosecutor hears ALL the facts of the case, he/she will elect not to go forward with the case or if so a judge/jury will find that sufficient mitigating factors exist to reduce charges or dismiss the case altogether.
Is There Such A Thing As An Adoption Lawyer?
I Want To Be Some Sort Of Lawyer And I Also Want To Adopt Once I Have A Good Job And A Good Home And A Good Husband And A Good Income... I Wanted To Know If Its Possible To Make A Living Being An Adoption Lawyer... I Put It In This Section Because I Figured People Who Had Adopted Would Know About This Sort Of Thing:)
Yes there certainly are. They are specialists in their field because they look out for the special needs which most adopted children have. I know of one great adoption specialist in central Illinois and she is kept busy--and is an excellent representative for these children.
How Has The Radovin Karadzic Case Expanded International Criminal Law?
Thanks In Advance.
Radovan Karadzic was leader of the Bosnian Serbs. He was as good and as bad like any of the leaders who participated politically and physically in ex Yugoslavia or like any individual from any side of the conflict, in and out of ex Yugoslavia.
To differentiate them one from another, certain political winds created, sparkled and orchestrated the war in ex Yugoslavia, using media manipulation and political bulliness as concieved weapon. These were the Islamic world, Croatia, Slovenia, Kosovo Terrorist Organization, Germany, Vatican, USA, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Bosnian Muslims... The Yugoslav Serbs along with Radovan Karadzic, were what was holding the legacy of Yugoslavia as a sovereign country recognized under United Nations.
The key was that with the rise of Germany, Yugoslavia had to be destroyed... Serbs, who potentially lean toward Russians, had to pay their historical dept to Germans.
The prime criminal act which pushed all other consequences into the abyss of chaos, was not just the "playing in gray" of International Law, but the direct violation of it which came as consequence of "political crime" aimed at degrading international principles of peaceful coexistence and subduing it to the interests of those who see themselves above international law and practice.
Bosnian Serbs (along with Croat Serbs and Serbia) lost that war against NATO and are taken to the Sacrifice Altar of Invincibility to be beheaded, history to be revised. The ICJH is a political court.
Radovan Karadzic was accused as if he was orchestrating it all from above, as if the Serbs did not have in mind to fight a bloody civil war but to exterminate an entire nation... just like we could accuse any western leader for any Serb death in Bosnia, or the UN for having "not done anything" to try to stop the West of creating the condition in which more than 100,000 people ended being killed.
When we speak of crime, global society is not capable of grasping the gray zone - the consequences of political crime, media manipulation, etc., but it can be amalgamated into the one act - braking of international law and practice. If we can't judge and butch those who brake international law and practice, how are we to judge those who fight to survive in the humanitarian catastrophe created by that.
To answer your question directly, International Criminal Law has been twisted to suit the victor. The International Criminal Court does not differ from NWO.
The Yugoslav Civil War is a complex issue. Understanding it is understanding how the global political streams work, covered with blood and media manipulation in which "the truth" is seen as a commercial product. Judging by your question, I am so sorry you are being indoctrinated by a false picture of it coming from your education system...