How do you tell the difference between a black lawyer and a black rapper? I am going to court and I need to direct my defense to the right person. The plaintiff is a black drug dealer, his lawyer is black and his witness is a black rapper. The judge is the Tina Turner type and hates men. How should I juxtaposition. I want to walk.
By Don H If both parents are albino -08-01 19:10:23
Best Answer: Maybe if you stopped paying attention to skin color, it might help you to actually pay attention to the individuals.
And the way you tell someone is the attorney is to ask, “who is the attorney”. By coragryph
Lawyers could be the butt of jokes, but they are certainly absolutely essential in society. Oneday, you might need a lawyer. Use these suggestions to help find the right attorney for whatever legal issue you’ve to manage.
Always get a record of the attorney to check out before you retain him. Having a license to rehearse law does not indicate that he is proficient at it. Be sure that you understand his report so that you can be confident that he will have the ability to do his work properly.
Look for a lawyer that tends to concentrate on what you are going through. Each attorney has distinct specializations. What one attorney specializes in may not be what another one does. Looking into this before time will save you time building unwanted calls later.
Use on-line services to flick through listings of local lawyers and actually take a look at evaluations compiled by customers. You’ll still have to do some research, but you could schedule some promising discussions in this manner.
A lawyer with an established trackrecord with cases just like yours is invaluable. You’ll want to get someone who has a lot of victories in your cases. You maybe in a position to find some of this information online, but if you do not the attorney should be more than very happy to reveal their prior circumstances with you.
You need to be careful about giving a lawyer a sizable retainer. Be sure that you are likely to be credited for almost any money that is not applied if you do put-up a retainer.
Use only lawyers you’re feeling are honest. This is particularly so if you should be finding a lawyer on your business or professional matters. Retainer fees and signing blank checks are common needs of lawyers there. You need to have the ability to trust them with your wallet. Keep your guard up at all times.
Something that is very important when choosing a lawyer is ease-of entry. A lot of folks are unhappy because their attorney is impossible to be in contact with. Select a lawyer who posseses an efficient support staff so getting in contact together is simpler.
Do not hesitate to ask questions for your attorney. A great attorney will explain in more detail what he/she does and keep you updated. Retain another attorney if yours isn’t accommodating enough of the questions.
The entire world will always need lawyers. Select a lawyer who is experienced and qualified to assist you. Use the tips here to help make the best choice possible if the time comes when you really need a great attorney. You’ll be glad you did.
Do you have to be a defense attorney in order to take on a criminal case? Or can any lawyer do it? Like for instance if someone is a corporate lawyer can they defend someone who is in jail or does the lawyer have to be a criminal defense attorney?
By Callie -06-05 00:04:38
Pal: If I were in jail I wouldn’t want a corporate shyster defending me I would want the best damned criminal lawyer I could afford.
Will: There is no such designation as a “corporate” or “defense” lawyer. They are all legally the same.
How can lawyers justify defending rapists and other criminals? I know must lawyers do not work with Special Victims or homicide units. However, for those that do…
How can they, in good conscience, work to keep a rapist from going to jail? (or some other horrendous criminal?)
Instead of must, *most
By Steph -06-30 23:58:06
Best Answer: I’m a criminal defense lawyer. To address your question:
1) there are very few clear cut cases, especially when a woman accuses a man of rape; in most rape cases, the defendant and the alleged victim were engaged in some type of consensual sexual contact when the stories diverge. Often times, both the defendant and the alleged victim have been drinking or doing drugs. When I meet with them for the first time, I have little idea if these clients are telling me the truth — unless of course they confess to me, but that’s yet to happen. If I believe they’re innocent or there it falls, as it often does, into the grey area, we try the case before a jury. If it appears there is strong evidence against the client and, therefore, it appears very likely that a jury would find him guilty, I work out a deal with the prosecutor that the judge must approve. Criminal defense lawyers are not vile creatures people have been to led believe we are. In fact, some of the most caring and competent professionals I know are criminal defense lawyers.
2) For the government to successfully put together a case against a criminal defendant, it needs to be represented by a lawyer (the prosecutor) who understands procedure, evidence, and how to assess the merits of a case. If the government is going to be represented by an experienced attorney, would it be fair to deny a criminal defendant — who cannot learn these rules and procedures overnight — an experienced lawyer of his own? What if the “victim” is lying or mistaken? Should a defendant who is accused of a serious crime simply be sent to jail or prison without an attorney to listen to him or investigate the merits of the government’s case? If a person accused of a heinous crime cannot find an attorney willing to represent him, we should simply empower the police to cart him straight to prison. Does that sound like a good idea? By Kevin
what is the difference between an appeal and post conviction relief?
By Valerie C -02-24 06:19:55
MacJedi: An appeal is a legal action requesting that a higher court review a conviction, generally with the goal of having the conviction reversed or set aside, as if it had never happened.
Post-conviction relief is a body of laws that might relieve you of certain requirements after you have been convicted and followed through on all the terms of that conviction (served your time, paid your fines, etc.)
Winning an appeal means you were not found guilty, gaining post-conviction relief means you were found guilty but are entitled to some leniency under the law after the fact.
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