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Do I Need To Hire an Attorney? Ask Yourself 3 Questions

 Posted on February 13, 2019 in Criminal Law

When faced with a legal issue, many people ask themselves whether or not they need to hire an attorney. This can be a tough decision for many. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when you’re considering whether or not to hire an attorney.

Can You Afford Not to Hire an Attorney?

The first thing on everyone’s mind when considering whether or not to work with an attorney is money. How much does it cost to hire a lawyer? Is it affordable? The answers to these questions will vary based on the legal situation you’re dealing with and the lawyer in question. However, if you decide to go with a DIY approach and not hire an attorney, you may end up spending more over the long-term. If you mess up a form filing, you’ll have to pay to file it again. If you need to appear in court and you don’t have an attorney to do it on your behalf, you may need to miss work and forgo earned income. Can you afford that?

Who is Going to Defend Your Rights?

When facing a criminal charge or a civil suit, everyone in the process has their own agenda. Many people get duped into thinking the police are on their side. In reality, the police are doing everything they can to build their case. But when you hire an attorney, they are legally bound to protect your rights at every turn.

Do You Understand the Process?

The legal system is complicated. That’s why attorneys have to go through years of school to understand it. Trying to navigate the system on your own can lead to confusion, frustration, and costly mistakes.

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When you’re facing a legal issue, you want to work with a lawyer you can trust. The attorneys at Appelman Law have decades of combined experience representing clients in both criminal and civil matters. We bring that level of experience to the table with each and every case we work on so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Reach out to us today to set up your free initial consultation with one of our skilled attorneys. You can find us at our primary office in Naperville, IL.

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