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Sometimes folks may have general legal questions that they want a lawyer's direction on, and there are a few good online sites where such questions can be asked and answered by lawyers.
Remember though, some print the question and answer online, so do not enter personal information, save that for a later phone call or visit.
And, never discuss particulars of any crime online, especially if you have not been convicted of it. Wait till you have engaged a lawyer to legally and properly advise you.:
Justia.com Legal AnswersHowever, if you have a complex question, it is more then likely the response you will get is one that refers you to a local lawyer, keep that in mind. Finally, we would appreciate knowing how folks feel after using these sites; e-mail us.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Throughout the nation there are Pro Bono lawyers. Pro Bono means there is no fee for handling the case. Generally State Bar associations require lawyers licensed in their state to provide so many hours of pro bono work annually.
Clinical law school programs provide hands-on-legal experience to law school students and services to various clients. Clinics are usually directed by clinical professors. Legal clinics typically do pro bono work in a particular area, providing free legal services to clients.
This is a company that provides a service, one that you sign up for well in advance of needing their services. You paid fees up-front and when you need a lawyer they refer you to one.
PLN is listed here because they often have access to, or have accumulated over time, information which can be helpful to BOTH those incarcerated and those in the community.
Pro Per Representation (representing self in court):
The ABA attempts to limit this database to those lawyers who are in good standing as members of the bar. However, we must rely on the bar admission and disciplinary authority of each state to provide information concerning lawyers admitted to the bar in each jurisdiction and lawyers subject to disciplinary action for misconduct. Disciplinary action for misconduct may include disbarring a lawyer permanently (in which case the lawyer may no longer practice law), suspending or limiting a lawyer's right to practice law, or other disciplinary action important to consumers of legal services.
Five Questions to Ask a Criminal Lawyer Before Hiring
For most people, choosing the right lawyer (or doctor, or accountant, etc.) is difficult. Our work is highly specialized, so it's hard for regular people to know what questions to ask. Below are five questions you should ask criminal lawyers before hiring them. There are plenty of other questions to ask, but there are good ones.
1. What will you do if the prosecutor refuses to plea bargain and insists on a plea of guilty?
Those five questions are a good start. You should have more, based on the details of your case and your situation. Choose wisely and you will be a lot happier with your criminal defense lawyer.
For now, have a great day and a better tomorrow.
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