4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Assist You To If you want a legal professional at all, you must work closely with them as a way to win your case. Regardless of how competent these are, they're going to need your help. Listed below are four important ways to help your legal team help you win: 1. Be Totally Honest And Up Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - irrespective of what information you're going to reveal for them. Privilege means anything you say is held in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team has to know all things in advance - especially information the other side could discover and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a regular and factual account of all information associated with your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys because of the data they need to assist them to win. 3. Appear Early For Many Engagements Not be late when you're appearing before a court and prevent wasting the attorney's time, too, because they are promptly, each and every time. Actually, because you might need to discuss very last minute details or perhaps be extra ready for the case you're facing, it's a great idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You May Have Your Act Together If you've been involved in any kind of crime, it's important so as to prove to a legal court that you both regret the actions and therefore are making strides toward improving your life. For example, if you're facing driving under the influence, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the community the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with the legal team increases your likelihood of absolute success. Follow these tips, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you must win your case.
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How Long Does Legal Aid Complete A Divorce?
Depends on the country...In Ireland where I live you must be separated for 4 years before you can apply for a divorce and it could take up to 2 years before it's finalised if you go thru legal aid
Help In Selecting Dui Lawyer In Pennsylvania (Philly Suburbs)?
I'M Posting This Is Two Categories. Sorry If You Saw It Before.
Is/Are There Any Objective, Good Internet Sites To Assist Someone In Selecting An Attorney To Represent Them In A First Offense Dui Charge In Pa (Specifically In Bucks County, Pa)? We'Re Aware How To Check Out Pennsylvania Attorney Licenses, But Can'T Find Much More Online.
Also, Any Other Information, Tips, Suggestions Would Be Appreciated. The Defendant Was Legally Prescribed A Controlled Substance And Had Allegedly Took It As Directed. She Had Nothing To Drink, However Blood Tests Allegedly Confirmed The Presence Of The Controlled Substance In Her System (As Would Be Expected). The Warning Sticker On The Prescription Container Said &Quot;Use Care When Operating A Car Or Dangerous Machinery.&Quot; It Did Not Say &Quot;Do Not Drive.&Quot; She Told Me The Officer Told Her It Is Illegal To Drive When Taking A Controlled Substance - Even As Directed!
A Preliminary Haring Date Has Not Been Set Although Charges Were Filed.
The Woman Is In Her Mid 50'S And Was Never Arrested Before. I'Ve Never Seen Her Drink Any Alcohol And She Swears The Last Time She Drank Was When She Was 21; She Doesn'T Like Alcohol.
She'S Receiving Many Offers Through The Mail From Lawyers Who Must Have Seen This Charge And Since She Never Needed A Lawyer Before, Is Stressing Herself (And Everyone Around Her!) Sick. None Of Her Friends Or Family Know A Good Criminal Defense Attorney To Suggest. We Need Your Help. She Said The Officer Pulled Her Over Around Midnight And Didn'T Say Why. But When She Got Her Insurance Card Out Of The Center Console, The Officer Saw Her Prescription Bottle And Asked If They Were Hers. When She Said Yes, He Then Told Her She Appeared Impaired And Asked Her To Do Sobriety Tests. She &Quot;Passed&Quot; The First One, But Said She Was Shaking So Much From Being Cold And Scared, That Her Legs Were Too Shaky To Walk Heel To Toe, So She Was Cuffed And Taken For A Blood Sample. She Cooperated 100%.
1- How Do We Find The Best Attorney For Her?
2- Are There Questions She/We Should Ask The Attorney During The Free Consultation?
Any Advice Would Be Really Appreciated.
You may have to bring in a DUID Specialty attorney from Philly. You don't want a generic attorney who dabbles in a couple of different kinds of crime. The attorney website will state that all they do is DUI defense. Budget around $10,000 for your defense and jury trial. You don't necessarily have to hire an attorney - especially for a first offense. The prosecution typically allows the person to plea guilty to a lesser charge as opposed to a full blown DUI.
Unfortunately the fact the the medication was prescribed and used as directed, means nothing to your defense. It is absolutely against the law to drive when your judgement is impaired by any substance - legal or illegal.
The crux of the court case will be how well she performed on the field sobriety tests. The police officer most likely asked her to perform the three standardized tests (nystagmus, 9 step walk and turn and one leg stand). The officer also needed to fill out a work sheet with about 60 different observations about how she reacted and responded. The officer's case is bolstered if she later went to a drug recognition expert (DRE) for a second and much more through evaluation.
Question About Lawyers?
If A Person Is On Trial, And You'Re A Lawyer Defending Him, And He Confesses His Crime To You, Are You Allowed To Testify Against Him? Or Are You Obligated To Continue Defending Him?
If a client confesses a crime to me, I cannot reveal that conversation without his consent. All communications between my client and me (as his attorney) are considered privileged. That means the client is protected from me being forced to tell the government officials what he has said to me. That notion is rooted in our Bill of Rights of the US Constitution. As his attorney, I may not divulge anything about any past crimes he has told me about. I do not have a right to speak about them. My client's Constitutional rights over ride my freedom to speak in this regard.
Am I obligated to continue defending him after a client confesses to a crime. Yes, I am obligated to continue to represent my client. My client, even if guilty, is entitled to an attorney to represent his interests. There are various ethical restraints on what I can do in the way of defending him. I cannot put on witnesses to testify to the fact that my client is not guilty, if my client has confessed his guilt to me. That is not all that much different than the restraints on me any way. I cannot put into evidence anything which I know to be false.
The job of the defense at trial is to force the government to prove its case against my client, even if my client is guilty. One of the basic notions of our legal system is the presumption of innocence. That means, my client is presumed innocent until the government can prove he is guilty. This may sound strange, but if the government cannot prove my client is guilty, even if he in fact is guilty, my client should be acquitted of the charges against him. Yes, if the government cannot prove he committed the crime, he must go free. That goes to the very heart of the presumption of innocence. That is the way the legal system must work in order to protect the innocent.
No legal system is perfect, but in our system if the legal system must error, it should error on the side of protecting the individual. I believe that is the better way.
Can An Employee Offer Lower Cost Services, Similar But Different As Their Employer??
I Am A Bankruptcy Paralegal For A Firm That Handles Criminal Defense And Bankruptcy Law. I Would Like To Do A Little Side Work As A Petition Preparer And Offer Individuals A Lower Cost Option. I Cannot Offer Legal Advice Or Complete The Process Like An Attorney Can, Although I Can Draft All Legal Documents Concerning The Bankruptcy For A Small Fee.
I Have Never Signed Anything With My Employer As To Side Work.
Could They Sue Me If They Found Out? Fire Me??
Doing what you're planning may not be illegal, but it is unethical. I would recommend one of two courses of action:
1. Be upfront with your current employers. Tell them what you would like to do and ask them for their advice and their concurrence in your plans. If, like you say, this would not be taking any business away from them, they should not have a problem with your plans. This would be your preferred course of action if you would like to remain with your current employers.
2. If this is out of the question, then I would recommend that you delay your side business until you have moved to a different job. You indicate that you are considering moving on to another firm even now. However, if your new job is similar to your current one, be sure to have an agreement with your new employer concerning your side business before you begin.
What Kind Of Lawyer?...?
Is It Possible To Sue And Insurance Company For Dropping Me Due To My Age, Isn'T That Considered Discrimination? If So, What Type Of Lawyer Should I Find? And If Its Not Possible To Sue Then, Why?
Call a lawyer referal service, they can help you figure this out. But I think you won't have much chance against an insurance company.
Legal Rights After Adoption?
Real Mothers Legal Rights
Birth mother is the term you're looking for. I'm not sure exactly what your question is, however. Once a child is given up for adoption, the birth mother has no rights to the child except whatever (if any) was decided before the adoption. The child is legally the child of the adoptive parents.