There is more to law than court litigation. In fact most people don’t realize that the receipt that we get from the supermarket when we do our weekly grocery shopping, is technically speaking a legal document.
In a civilized society where everyone is governed by the rule of law, it is understandable why legal forms, notarization and/or registration are a necessity. The strict enforcement of certain legal requirements cannot be ignored. An orderly system marks a civilized society, and in a civilized society legal rights are of primordial importance.
A person accused of a crime is presumed innocent, has the right to remain silent, and to legal representation, among other rights enumerated in the Constitution. A party in a civil action or an administrative proceeding is likewise granted the right to legal representation. The right to representation does not force an individual to hire the services of a lawyer but simply states that a person cannot be deprived of his right to be represented by a lawyer.
Legal representation in a criminal case is an imperative, a lawyer is presumed to know more than the accused or any other person not learned in the law. A lawyer can prepare for the defense of the accused, and make sure that his life, liberty and property are not compromised. Lawyers are learned and well versed when it comes to knowledge of rules of procedure and judicial precedents necessary to argue your cause; but this does not mean that you cannot research judicial precedents, argue your cause before the judge, or that you are to remain totally clueless as to rules of procedure. In fact, most government websites give information about procedural rules and requirements.
When is a Lawyer Not Necessary
Giving legal advice is a privilege granted to members of the Bar; hence paralegals, notary publics and document preparers cannot give you advice pertaining to your particular situation.
Whenever you get information about any thing that has legal implications, you will almost always notice the written caveat “consult a lawyer” which is some sort of an unsolicited advice given to the reader to ensure that his rights are protected; and this holds true even in the case of a non-litigious action such as the preparation of a contract. It’s like going to a doctor; you don’t have to see a doctor for every bit of ailment when you know that in all likelihood it can be cured by over the counter medicine.
Contrary to the belief that a legal action or the preparation of a legal document is always expensive, there are situations where you can save on lawyer’s fees by not hiring a lawyer if:
1. You do not need legal advice,
2. There are no contestable issues for the court to resolve (example: uncontested divorce).
3. The legal document need not be filed in court, such as a contract or authorization.
Your Practical Solution
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This information is not to be taken as a legal advice but a helpful tip. For more information, go to www.legalbargain.net.