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Whats the deal with all the lawyers / law threads?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by flashback, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Spilotro

    Spilotro Well-Known Member

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    Most of the lawyers where I live wear much of the same things. Lots of pleated pants, light brown loafers and the power dress shirt...blue with white collar.
     
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    Listen, 99% of lawyers give the rest of us a bad name!
     
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    Fulcannelli Well-Known Member

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    They're everywhere just like rats; you kick a garbage can and a bunch of them scurry away to the safety of a dark corner.

    lol, I thought they'd be too busy chasing ambulances [​IMG]
     
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    dsholmes1 Well-Known Member

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    I dont know. Buit, I was wondering if I could get some free legal advice..lol

    What do you think "fleeing the scene" of a single car accident will get me in court? And "failure to report?" Should I go public defender or shell out the money for a lawyer?
     
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    You've basically just admitted guilt by posting here. Not sure if this is permissible evidence in a court of law though. Fleeing the scene is not a good idea.
    I dont know. Buit, I was wondering if I could get some free legal advice..lol What do you think "fleeing the scene" of a single car accident will get me in court? And "failure to report?" Should I go public defender or shell out the money for a lawyer?
     
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    I dont know. Buit, I was wondering if I could get some free legal advice..lol

    What do you think "fleeing the scene" of a single car accident will get me in court? And "failure to report?" Should I go public defender or shell out the money for a lawyer?


    You should plead guilty, and own up to it.
     
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    dsholmes1 Well-Known Member

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    Thats the plan. Its a given that I did commit those infractions. I am just hoping they don't try to throw my black ass in jail or smack me with super hefty fines because I have a public defender instead of a better lawyer.

    Like in this case, would having a better lawyer make a real difference in my sentencing?
     
  9. Spilotro

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    Is this your first offense? How's your traffic record?
     
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    You don't live in America do you?
    They're everywhere[​IMG]


    In fact, some of our cities have more lawyers than people.
     
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    True statistic: One in four white men working in the District of Columbia is a lawyer.
     
  12. dsholmes1

    dsholmes1 Well-Known Member

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    Is this your first offense? How's your traffic record?

    This is my offense ever. And my traffic record is spotless because I only had my license for a lil over a year at the time. No tickets or citations.
     
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    This is my offense ever. And my traffic record is spotless because I only had my license for a lil over a year at the time. No tickets or citations.

    That's going to help. If you simply tell the truth about everything you, are going to be fine on this, regardless of who is representing you. It's your first offense, first traffic incident, and I assume also that you are young. I promise you, there's no room in jail for people like you, and if you even get ANYTHING, it will be very light.
     
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    I dont know. Buit, I was wondering if I could get some free legal advice..lol

    What do you think "fleeing the scene" of a single car accident will get me in court? And "failure to report?" Should I go public defender or shell out the money for a lawyer?


    I assume you've already been charged? If you only damaged your own car and nothing else, you're probably charged with a misdemeanor. Depending on the extent of the charges, you might be able to cut a deal with the prosecutor and get some kind of deferred prosecution, where they agree to dismiss the case up front if you complete certain conditions (usually a bunch of community service and maybe take a DWI class). That way it won't go on your permanent record. To negotiate with the prosecutor you will need to have a lawyer do it. You can't retain the services of the public defender unless you are legally deemed to be unable to afford an attorney. You're probably better off hiring your own lawyer anyway, as the public defender is usually really busy. No offense to public defenders; they do great work. But you'll likely get better representation if you pay for your own lawyer. At this point in your life, the most important thing for you is probably to keep a clean record.
     
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    dsholmes1 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to think you all very muh for the advice...
     
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    I think it is important to have some lawyers around. I heard they can survive an atomic explosion so they will be able to rebuild humanity in case of a nuclear war.
     
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    I think it is important to have some lawyers around. I heard they can survive an atomic explosion so they will be able to rebuild humanity in case of a nuclear war.

    I think you just called me a cockroach. [​IMG]
     
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    Generally, having a great lawyer can be a real asset. They tend to be neutral on most legal matters, and as long as you pay, they'll do a good job. I can't think of any other professions with this attitude in mind.
     
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    all your thread are belong to us.

    Lulz.
     

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