If you are not a lawyer, it may seem that being a Lawyer is a different type of human breed. Sometimes the vocabulary can be hard to understand, let alone the implications that it may have on your case. Being overwhelmed in a situation that is new and confusing is normal. Being able to communicate with your lawyer effectively will be a huge benefit and will help benefit your case in being successful.
If you find yourself in a stressful situation, The Law office of Moreno and Associates is dedicated to providing you with information and explain in a way that you will understand.
These are some tips you can follow to help your case be successful.
You want to spend as much time as possible on the case. Having all the necessary documents together before your appointment, with your defense attorney, will help get to the point quickly.
Be sure to write down everything if you were issued a speeding ticket or were involved in an accident. Include details such as the location, what you thought the speed was at the time and what the speed written on the ticket was. You can include the questions that were asked and if there were any witnesses that could help your case. Staying in chronological order will help your defense attorney understand what happened.
Even the small details can help your lawyer prepare a defense. The small details or details you feel are not important may be a winning fact in the end. Your lawyer will advise which details are important and which can be left out. This is why it is essential that you provide as much information as possible. Details should also be accurate. If you think you were going 35 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone, but you are not sure, make sure to include that detail as well. It is important that your lawyer knows whether it is a fact or a guess. Not giving the small details may be detrimental to your case.
Although this may seem obvious, sometimes it is not always followed. Whatever the reason may be for leaving something out it will make you and your defense attorney look bad. What you share with your lawyer will be kept safe and confidential and there is not a reason to hold anything back. Even if you had a drink before driving but you are afraid your lawyer will judge you it is important you share all information in the first meeting. The better your attorney gets to know your situation the better they can help you.
Asking for clarification
If you are not understanding something then it is very important to clarify and ask questions. Legal terminology could be complicated and confusing but can easily be clarified. But it is you who will ultimately be on trial, pay fines or complete community service. If you don’t understand something then do not let your lawyer skim by what may be normal to them.
At the Law offices of Moreno and Associates, our criminal defense attorneys are on your side and here to help you. If you work together and provide your lawyer with all the information, even if it is good or bad, it will help your case. Your case is important to us. Contact a defense attorney today.