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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.
Important My Ex-Husband Took My Son!?
Last Night While I Was At Work He Swung By My Sitters And Took Off With My Son Then Left Me A Message Saying He'd Be Dropping Him By In A Week! I've Never Allowed Him To Just Pop In And Take Him On Little Vacations Like That Before So When I Spoke With Him On The Phone I Told Him It Wasn't Fair For Him To Just Take My Son On Such Short Notice(He Doesn't Even Have A Toothbrush/Clothes There) And That If He Had Just Asked Me I Would Have Been Okay With It But We Have Plans This Week For His Speech Therapy And A Couple Play Dates. Well My Ex Replies With "Well It Wasn't Fair For Your To Just Leave Me With The Car Payments Or Tell My Dad I Don't Pay You Child Support(Which He Doesn't) Either. I'll Bring Him Back In A Week He's My Son."
I Have A Temporary Custody Order From Nc Last Year. He Did The Exact Same Thing...Snatched Him At The Sitters. So That Order Was Approved By A Judge To Ensure Stability For My Son. Now We've Moved To Oregon And After Calling The Police And Having An Officer Come Out To My House I Was Informed That I Needed To Go Back To Court. Here's The Problem. I Have Absolutely No Money. His Dad. Has Tons Of Money. If Anyone Knows Of Any Free Legal Advice Or What Actions I Should Take I Would Be Greatly Appreciative. I Am In The Dark About This And I'm Terrified Because I Don't Know Where My Son Is. While I'm Sure He'll Be Back In A Week I Am Furious His Dad Thinks Any Time He Gets Angry With Me He Can Just Take My Child Like He's Some Sort Of Playing Pawn In A Game Of Chess. I Would Try To Locate Him Myself But I Don't Want My Son Seeing Us Argue Or Worse If He Refuses To Give Jake(My Son) Back Watching Anything Escalate. I Know He's Not In Danger Otherwise I Would Have Taken Much More Extreme Measures But I Have No Idea Where To Go Next!
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What Does Pathos, Logos And Ethos Mean, And Do U Have Any Examples?
they are all types of appeal. Pathos is emotional appeal, logos a logical one, and ethos is one of ethics (just in case...right and wrong).
Pathos could be when someone would try to sell you cookies and while doing so tell you a story of how they have cancer and could die any day.
Ethos- A character in a book sees another being beaten, he or she will want to step in as it is the right thing to do.
Logos- what lawyers use in court cases, use of known facts that can draw a conclusion
Legal Question, Need Lawyers Please?
Ok, Here Is The Situation.
I Was Served With Papers Notifying Me That A Creditor Was Suing Me For An Outstanding Balance From The Hospital On The Birth Of My Daughter. I Sent Them A Check For The Full Amount Being Requested, Which Included The Interest They Are Asking For.
A Couple Weeks Later, I Get A Letter From The Law Firm, Requesting $103 More Dollars, With No Explanation As To What This Balance Is For.
I Sent Them Back A Fax, Requesting Documentation Of These Futher Charges And Have Heard Nothing Back.
In The Meantime, I Received Notification From The Court That Our Court Date Has Been Set For November 8.
I Don'T Have The $100 Sitting Around ( I Took An Advance Off My Credit Card To Pay The Initial $2200) So What Are My Options Here?
I Do Not Believe That They Can Force Me To Pay A Balance With No Substantiation, Yet Here Comes The Court Date.
What Should I Do?
Unfortunately you have no choice but to appear in court. They will have to turn over whatever bills they have to show the cost you owe.
What happens next will depend on the judge. Hopefully he's a pro-consumer judge like what I have in my county.
Note that in many states, court costs are NOT automatically ordered. If this happened in my court, the judge would simply tell this collection attorney that you made an honest effort to pay this bill, thus avoiding the need to come to court. Now the attorney is forcing a court visit over a $100 bill, taking up valuable time from the court to hear such a frivilous case. He would probably not award court costs.
Don't hold your breath for this to happen, because there are an awful lot of jerk judges out there too! But go to court and give your side. You have no choice, unfortunately.
Just be sure that you tell the judge you requested that they disclose the billing information and the lawyer refused.
Any Immigration Attorneys Out Their?
Hello My Girlfriend Was Brought Here To The U.S. As Baby....Meaning That She Was Brought Here By Her Parents Illegaly. I Was Born Here In The U.S. Will She Be Able To Get Her Green Card If I Marry Her. I Heard That She Will Have To Leave The Counrty Is This True..... Please On Professional Answers
I'm not an attorney, but have been through the process and know a lot of others who have also been through the process of getting permanant residency for their spouse. You would have to go into a bit more detail to get a good answer. If she has only entered that one time, then she would be eligible to file a waiver and if that is approved, she would get her permanant residency. She will have to leave the country and go to an interview in the country where she was born... if that is Mexico, she will go to Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, TX and will have her interview there. If she has her interview there, they have a new program called the pilot program, and she may (depending on your case's specifics) only be out of the country for a couple of weeks. If the case is complicated or if she has any type of criminal record, she could be out of the country for a year or more... Please go to the weblink and post your question at that forum, you will find great answers, and be able to tell your story to others going through the same thing. There is also an immigration attorney that has a free chat every Wednesday, and you can ask her questions, too at the chat... She does come to the site often, also. I hope that helps.