Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
I and most other attorneys will be glad to talk to you on the phone to evaluate your case. After getting some information, then we can make the decision if you need to come in to pursue the matter. If you call an attorney and he/she won't talk to you, then call another attorney.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
I'm not quite sure what you need to know. usually you would call a lawyer and schedule an initial consultation. To find a lawyer, you can consult friends or relatives. You can check AVVO.com online, check your yellow pages, or call your state bar lawyer referral service.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Lawyer for Indie Media | Sue Basko
Let us first look at who you should not talk to about your case, and that is anyone other than your own lawyer. You should never discuss your own criminal or traffic case with police or FBI agents, even if they seem nice or are offering to help. You have the right to remain silent, but that right only works if you keep your mouth shut. If you are arrested, it might be days before you can hire a lawyer or be given a public defender. All that time, you should not talk about your case. This is a very difficult instruction because the most natural thing anyone wants to do is to talk about their situation. That whole thing about how "anything you say can and will be used against you" is true. If your question is about a civil case, such as a lawsuit or divorce, you should talk with your own lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, you might be able to get one from a legal aid organization or law school clinic. Some union jobs have a benefit for their members where a lawyer is provided. Keep in mind that court clerks and workers are not allowed to give legal advice.
Answer Applies to: Illinois