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When To Consult With A Lawyer

Wondering when to consult with a lawyer? Read on to learn the times when a lawyer consultation is helpful.

It’s A Great Idea To Get A Lawyer Consultation

There are going to be situations in life where a person will be better off having a lawyer there for legal counsel. Whether the charge comes from a private party, the state, or elsewhere it will be invaluable to have legal protection. 

There are multiple situations in which a person will face a legal situation more complex than say a parking ticket or moving violation. For instance, forgetting to pay the moving violation ticket and then forgetting to show up for the mandatory court date, that is the least troublesome reason to seek legal consultation.

There are going to be civil and criminal situations that are better handled by those who are savvy in the local, state, and federal laws that apply to the case. Anything pre-trial, it is going to be highly recommended to have a legal consultation.  

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Seeking consultation after being arrested

There are going to be situations where a person will be arrested for actions taken, they will spend a night in jail and meet with a Public Defender or private lawyer. This consultation will be vital for the defendant to get the best plea deal possible and/or legal guidance on how to proceed during the trial. 

This usually happens within 48 hours of the arrest and is the most common form of consultation. In this situation, there is going to be a formal sit-down where the client and lawyer formulate a plan and make decisions on taking a plea or moving forward with the trial. 

Consultation outside of the jailhouse

If there has ever been a situation where a person threatens another person, or does harm to another person, or steals from another person and there is no legal action; this would be the only case when consulting a lawyer would be unnecessary. Otherwise, if any of these situations should arise in real life there is going to be a need for legal protection.

Now, outside of that there are many other reasons to speak with a lawyer. Say that in the laboratory there is a breakthrough in technology, a break in an inventor’s path to creating the next biggest and best. This inventor will need to consult a lawyer about a patent and what other legal protections will be needed to defend the product from being illegally reproduced (or intellectually stolen by another person or persons). 

There are going to be other reasons as well, say that you are a new business owner and for this example, say it is a restaurant. For this establishment, there is going to be a bunch of legal details that will need to be covered and discussed before even serving that first dish. Consulting a legal mind will be best done before purchasing the building, having the right licenses and permits taken care of, and any other unforeseen legal matter that may arise. 

Should One consult a Lawyer over personal matters?

One of the most personal and difficult situations to go through is divorce, in this case a strong lawyer will be needed. Emotions will be raw, tensions will be heightened in most cases, and a calm third-party mind will be just what the doctor ordered. A consultation could be the difference between getting the house or just the dog. 

This is just one instance where a lawyer will be helpful, other situations such as custody battles or restraining orders will require legal aid. There are more times than can be counted when a late family member passes away and legal counsel is needed to arrange for the possessions to be passed down. 

Final thoughts: When To Consult With A Lawyer

There are times in life where the law gets involved and will force a person to make decisions that could affect the rest of their lives. From being arrested to getting a divorce to a relative passing away, there is going to be the need for consultation on the legal matters that go along with the proceedings. 

It would be in the best interests of a client who finds themselves in these situations to seek consultation and with their legal expertise find a solution to the legal issues. There will not always be a simple forward solution but having the right help can make all the difference. A lawyer consultation is really worth it and we urge you to consult with a criminal defense attorney near you if you are facing legal troubles.


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Louisiana criminal lawyers and DWI attorneys at the Barkemeyer Law Firm providing legal defense services for clients in Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, Tangipahoa, Port Allen, Alexandria, New Orleans, Lafayette, Metairie, Kenner, Gretna, Hahnville, Chalmette, Slidell, St. Tammany, St. Charles, St. John, St. Bernard, Mandeville, Covington, Shreveport, Bossier, Jefferson, and all of Louisiana.

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