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Lawyer Or Legal Aid?
I Got A Break And Entry X2 Charge , First Offense
What Do You Think The Outcome Will Be
Either With A Lawyer(Paid Well)?
Or A Legal Aid?
Legal Aid doesn't handle criminal cases. You would have to go with a public defender and you have to show that you are indigent (cannot afford an attorney). I *think* there is probably a form where you have to list all your assets/liabilities (not sure about this but there's going to be some type of form you have to complete to say that you cannot afford an attorney.
Can you afford an attorney? If so, hire a private attorney.
If not, tell the judge that you need a public defender appointed to defend you.
I Had Received A Letter From A National Loan Servicing Center Stating That I Owe The College I Recently Graduated From $850.88 And I Tried To Get Into The Navy And The Chief Called The College That Irecently Graduted From And Someone Told Him In Finacial Aid That I Did Graduate But I Owe The College $5000 And I Told Him That That Cannot Be Right I Told Him That I Had Received A Letter From A Loan Company That I Only Owe The College That I Had Attend $850.88 For Tuition And I Contacted The School Where I Had Graduated From And Someone Told Me In Finacial Aid That They Was Not Aware Of The Loan And I Contacted The Loan Company And Someone Told Me That I Had Signed The Contact With Someone In Finacial Aid In November And I Had Told Someone That That Is A Lie And Someone From The School That I Was Attending Signed My Name And I Was Not Aware Of It In This Situation What Should I Do?
First of all get a notebook and make sure you keep a list of the names and numbers of the people you talk to. If you can, dig up all the paperwork you can and keep it all in one place. Is there a way that you can get a copy of that contract someone else may have signed? Do you know about how much you should owe? I wouldn't pay the loan company until I get it straight with the college.
Any Suggestions For Finding An Entry-Level Attorney Position?
I Graduated Last Spring, Took And Passed The Maryland Bar, And Am Currently Clerking For A Judge. I Have Excellent Academics, But No Law Firm Or Journal Experience. I Do Have Several Years Of Non-Legal Work Experience.
I'Ve Been Sending Out A Few Cold Call Cover Letter/Resume Packets A Day, Plus Responding To Ads Calling For Less Than 2 Years Experience In The Local Papers, Bar Assoc Website, And Even Craigslist.
I Still Can'T Seem To Get Anywhere Though. Any Suggestions? Thanks For You Time And Thoughts!
It is important to network.
What you should do:
1) Join your local County Bar Association (many times, the first year is free or at an extremely reduced rate). Attend all the meetings and, if possible, join the Barristers (a group for attorneys younger than 35 or with less than 10 years of experience). Barristers may be included in your membership fee. Also, if possible, join your local chapter of Inns of the Court (there, you will meet more experienced attorneys who may know of openings);
2) Sign up with a Temp Agency who specializes in legal staffing positions (it's contract work, but it is a "foot in the door");
3) Sign up with a headhunter (you don't pay; the potential employer would pay if you were hired by the employer). The headhunter will help spruce up your resume to make it look good to potential employers;
4) Did you clerk at any law firms while you were in law school? Are you remembered fondly? If so, contact them to see if they have any openings. If they don't, they may be willing to create a position for you. Hopefully you got along well with everyone. If not, can the judge you currently work for hire you on as a staff attorney/research attorney? Also, you may want to try applying for other clerkships (paid, of course) now that you have experience clerking for a judge.
5) Don't have high expectations about the salary. It's a MYTH that you can earn the six-figures just coming out of law school, especially if you didn't go to a Tier 1 law school and graduate in the top 1-2% of your class.
6) Can you get waived into practice in the District of Columbia? That way, you expand your areas of where you can practice law and perhaps there may be positions available in the DC area.
7) Try a small firm - yes, you won't earn as much as a large firm, but you won't be stuck in the basement doing "law and motion." You can actually get more experience working at a smaller firm;
8) Try both plaintiff's and defense firms. You may want to do one side of the law, but if there is an opening at the other side (and they want you), take it. You'll gain valuable experience and, after a few years, can make a lateral transfer to another position in a different firm;
9) See if you can sign up with a firm that handles only special appearances. There are lots of them (at least in CA) and you can start out that way, by making appearances at court;
10) Last, but definitely not least, see if anyone will hire you as a paralegal. I know it's a step down, but at least you'll have a foot in the door when they want to expand. And, that way, you won't have the billable hour requirement that most attorneys have and make sure you don't get sent to court (unless they want to pay you more $$).
Legal Advice/Consultation Needed!?
I Need Help Asap. Here'S The Deal.
My Boyfriend Has A Dominican Republic Birth Certificate. His Parents Were Married And Are Both U.S. Citizens So That Makes Him A U.S. Citizen
He Has Been Here His Whole Life And Even Went To School Here. He Even Has A Social Security Card! But No Form Of Id With Picture On It. He Has All The Paper Work In The World Yet They Are Giving Him The Hardest Time In The World Obtaining An Id! I Need Help :(
Who Do I Talk To? Where Do I Go? We Have Been At This For Too Long (Years)! I'M Willing To Pay Money But I Only Have So Much. But Any Advice Is Helpful Thank You!
Were his parents citizens when he was born? If so, they should have filed a consular report of birth abroad. This should be sufficient (along with birth certificate and other basic documents) to get a passport.
If his parents naturalized while he was a child he should have a certificate of citizenship or a naturalization certificate. Either of these will work in combination with other basic documents. There are other things he could use if he doesn't have those, but it may be easier/cheaper just to get one of those and apply for a passport.
Once he has a passport everything else should be pretty straightforward. However, I wonder if he's been completely honest with you about his immigration status because it seems odd that this has never come up before. A social security card and/or attending school in the US is not proof of legal status. You say he has all the paperwork in the world - well, what paperwork is it?
You can speak with an immigration attorney if you need help requesting all the documents, etc. but this is really something you can do yourself if he's been honest with you.
I Am Looking For A Good Traffic Lawyer In Orange County, Any Recommendations?
I Also Would Like To Know What The Average Price Is, So That I Am Not Ripped Off.
I don't know any traffic lawyers, but I wanted to tell you that California courts have an option of a Trial by Declaration. Everything is done by mail. I have won the two times I helped people with this solution.
If you want to do it, go to the Orange County Superior Court website and then the Traffic Division and find the forms for Trial by Declaration. You fill those out, pay the entire bail amount and then it takes about 3 months until it's all finished.
Help With Felony Charges?
Ok, I Need Help With A Possible Controlled Substance Charge In The State Of Missouri. I Never Used It And Was Not Planning On It But Had It On Me. I'M 17 And Know That When They Find Out What It Is They Can Charge Me With A Felony. I Just Need To Know What To Say And Do So That I Can Only Get Probation Or A Fine.
Glad to see you are on top of things, most would think that at 17 they are a juvenile like in a lot of states.
If you do not have an attorney get one. If you are going to have a PD that is fine. They know the local courts and what works locally.
If you do hire one make sure they are familiar with the local courts and do drug cases.
Small amount, first arrest it is likely that the prosecutor will make an offer. Your attorney should negotiate. Most possession cases depend on the legality of the search. If there is any little question as to that your attorney has a negotiating point.
What you want, in order:
No probable cause for arrest or seizure or search finding, the best and case is over. If there is a finding of probable cause you are in a losing situation and the prosecutor has the upper hand.
conditional discharge, if you complete drug school or community service or whatever and you keep out of trouble the case goes away. No criminal conviction on your record.
probation, you are found guilty/plead guilty you complete drug school or community service or whatever and you keep out of trouble you do not go to prison. You have a felony criminal conviction on your record forever.
The rest are going to prison for a felony and are just plain unlikely unless you were a mule moving weight and are not cooperating with investigators (a way to get anything reduced) or you have a bad record.