No matter the type of case, when dealing with your attorney, the following is important for you to get the best possible legal results:
If you find yourself in a situation wherein you need legal advice, make contacting a skilled, experienced attorney your priority. The sooner you seek legal advice, the easier it will be for your attorney to build a strong case in your favor, whatever the charges or circumstances of your situation.
Delay in obtaining legal counsel might lead to some important information being lost or forgotten, or for the other party involved in your dispute to build a stronger case against you. Often times, you also have to allow some time for your attorney to review the case, file paperwork and get the proceedings started.
Your attorney can only help you insofar as you help him or her understand your case. Keeping details or information from your lawyer not only makes his or her job that much more difficult, it is in every case a detriment to your claim or defense. Your lawyer is there to represent you and therefore you need to have enough trust in him or her to divulge everything pertaining to your situation. Your attorney will, in most cases, ask questions that may seem very personal in nature, or might upset you. Remember that their only concern is to ensure you come out of the situation with the best results possible, and as such you should answer honestly and not feel defensive when being questioned.
A skilled, qualified and experienced attorney should expect you to have many questions about your case, their background, the cost of the proceedings and other aspects of the law. Any lawyer who cannot or will not take the time to answer these questions clearly and openly should not be trusted. You should know exactly what to expect walking in to legal proceedings, from lawyer fees to court procedures. Make sure you are comfortable with your attorney and that they can explain legal lingo to your entire satisfaction before deciding on hiring him or her.