If you are entering a legal fight, then unless you know the law inside and out, then you should be hiring a lawyer. However, there are a few things that you can do to lend them a hand. Not only can you help them strengthen your legal case, but it might save you some money, too. After all, if you are doing all the work for them, they can hardly charge you for it, can they?
We’ve put together a quick guide on some of the things you can do to lend a hand. It will help the lawyers do their jobs more effectively, as long as you go about things the right way. Let’s take a closer look at some of your options.
First of all, you should always be as communicative as possible with your lawyer. Answer their questions and tell them everything – even if you think it will go against you. Unless you tell them the truth and keep them up to date with recent events, they won’t be able to help you as well as they could. It’s a simple thing, but many legal cases have ended up lost because of the client’s inability to communicate properly and honestly.
There are two sides to presentation when it comes to legal matters. The first is how you prepare all the information you give to your lawyers. Make it as easy as possible to understand, whether it is your summary of what has happened or a timeline of events. Accuracy is vital. The second thing to think about in terms of presentation is all to do with how you dress. Wear a suit or business dress when you go to court to give the right impression. Again, it’s a simple thing, but dressing smart will help you underline your respect for the court of law.
Next, gather as much evidence as you can to support your case. It could be documents, statements from witnesses, or even a list of names of people that were present. You might even benefit from hiring a private eye firm. Detective specialists Insight Investigations recommend finding a firm that has plenty of experience. And, of course, a proven track record. The more you can bring to the table yourself, the better chances of success you will have in court. And, the less work your lawyer will have to do, the fewer legal fees you will accrue.
Keep it secret
There have been many legal cases that have fallen apart because of a big mouth – so keep yours shut. You should only discuss your case with your lawyer – and no-one else. That includes friends, family members, and work colleagues. It can be tough to stay silent on such a big matter, but you just can’t risk revealing anything that is going on. As the old saying goes – “anything you say can and will be used against you”. And it is true for any legal matter, not just arrest. So, to conclude, keep quiet, or you could end up losing your case, or not getting as great a victory as was possible. Good luck!