There seems to be a great deal of misconception about what a lawyer actually does. This might have something do with the way they—and the legal system as a whole, actually—are portrayed in popular culture. That’s not to say that people necessarily believe that lawyers are on one side of the fence or the other; only that it seems that the only way to really understand what lawyers do and how they work is to see one in action.
Or, check out this list of three common misconceptions people have about retaining a Monavocat droit criminal.
MISCONCEPTION #1: Retaining A Lawyer is Too Expensive
One of the biggest—and most immediate—misconceptions is that lawyers are too expensive to hire. Yes, they come with a big price tag, and yes, you may have to make a substantial payment up front to “retain” their counsel. But if you compare what you could potentially pay when you do not have proper representation it is really a no-brainer.
As a matter of fact, many lawyers offer a free consultation to get acquainted with your case. They will only charge you the retainer fee so they can start looking deeper into the facts of your case; and that is only after they have decided it is a case they can argue in your defense. At that point you can look at the full cost of legal representation and compare it against what you might face trying to do it all on your own.
MISCONCEPTION #2: Lawyers Are Only In It For the Money
Ok, maybe this is not one that you have necessarily—falsely—assumed, but many people are apprehensive about getting a lawyer because they fear they are only in it for the money. Or, rather, many people assume that the lawyer just wants to find the path of least resistance and get you out of the courthouse. While that is true—who wouldn’t want to get it over with as quickly as possible?—their job is to defend you in the ways you feel you need best.
MISCONCEPTION #3: I Don’t Need A Lawyer
No, this is not the same as misconception #1. While many people reach the conclusion that they don’t need a lawyer because lawyers can be expensive, there are some who simply feel like they are smart enough to argue their case in a court of law. You know what, most people are probably smart enough to argue their own case; the issue here, though, is that there are ways to go about it, there are protocols, there are traditions and strategies that only a well-educated professional legal counselor will know. More importantly, the other party involved with this case is probably going to have one: do you really want to go toe-to-toe against a seasoned lawyer on your own?