Everyone has seen those “feel good” bumper stickers, t shirts, buttons, pins, posters, coffee mugs, and even billboards when they’re feeling anything but good. You know, the ones that mean well and are emblazoned with the catchy “Live, laugh, love” phrase? But when you’re feeling as though life has you down in the dumps due to legal issues, the last thing you feel like doing is living it up, laughing, or showing some love! There are plenty of legal issues that can put a strain on your life, with divorce, child custody, and personal injury lawsuits being among the most common and stressful. So what do you do when life gives you legal lemonade? Why, you find an attorney of course!
For many people, especially those facing a legal situation for the very first time, choosing an attorney is the last thing on their mind. After all, the shock of suddenly becoming injured due to another person’s negligence, or the chaos that follows after the word “divorce” is thrown around a few times is enough to have most people burying their heads in the sand or focusing their efforts elsewhere. But the truth is, finding the right kind of legal representation should be the first thing on a person’s mind in the event they have to face a legal issue, whether it be related to an injury, divorce, or some kind of settlement.
After the initial shock wears off, “reality” sets in and unfortunately, many people falsely assume or believe that they will not be able to afford a lawyer. But the reality is that the average person can’t afford to not find lawyers to represent them in legal matters. Finding a good attorney should be of the utmost importance because it dramatically increases the odds of the outcome being in your favor. Here’s how!
The law is more complicated than you think
You may be one smart and tough cookie, but when it comes to legal matters you can quickly find yourself in over your head. When you find an attorney to represent you however, you can trust in and rely on their expertise and experience in dealing with the legal process. Did you know that even experienced lawyers find an attorney to represent them in court? Now is not the time to play lawyer when faced with a legal issue of any kind, instead it’s time to find an attorney!
If you don’t find an attorney, it will cost you more in the end
Many people assume that they’re saving money by deciding not to find an attorney to represent them. Unfortunately, this is one costly mistake that’s extremely difficult to recover from, if not impossible! Just think about all the priceless things you stand to lose if you choose to not find legal representation, including your family, your own personal freedom, and perhaps even outrageous medical expenses incurred due to another person’s negligence that caused you injury!
Experienced lawyers know how to suppress or challenge evidence
Finding legal representation works both ways, you know. For example, if you’re in the wrong, a lawyer may be able to suppress otherwise incriminating evidence in order to increase the chances of a favorable outcome. You may not have known how to do this and in fact, you may have done the opposite if you chose to represent yourself! Similarly, you may not how to go about challenging a motion whereas an experienced lawyer would know how to do so immediately.
You don’t have a squad of expert witnesses and private detectives at your disposal
Unlike the average, non-legal professional, Joe Schmo, professional lawyers and attorneys have an extended network of other professionals such as researchers, private detectives, and expert witnesses in their respective field at their disposal in order to help their clients. This impressive network of professionals can help be utilized to increase the chances of a favorable outcome for a client.
Do you even know what pleading means?
Even if you are technically “guilty” of an offense, pleading guilty is not the choice you have. An experienced attorney can help you plead in the most favorable way.