Should I Hire An Attorney?
Anthony L. Solare and Alexis L. Scott are Criminal Defense and Divorce Attorneys in San Diego
People are rarely happy to come to our offices. Our firm handles Criminal Defense, Family Law, Divorce Law, and with a smattering of Personal Injury. Accordingly, if you are in our offices, you have either been arrested, have a marriage that has fallen apart, child custody and support issues, or have been in an accident. Your emotional makeup is likely to be a combination of anger, confusion and heavy apprehension. The last thing you want to be doing is reaching for your wallet. That said, there are excellent reasons to do so and some are based in those same emotions.
The apprehension is the fear of the unknown. Most people have never been in the court system. Accordingly, they can have no clue as to what will happen, when it will happen and why. Attorneys and judges speak a different language, use words differently than their normal usage and speak in code, making references to legal code section numbers in a verbal shorthand. This confusion is compounded by the public nature of the proceedings. There have been studies that show that for many people, public speaking is a greater fear than death. Have the subject matter concern your freedom or time spent with your children is not going to minimize the stress.
These things are also the source of the confusion. On top of these issues, there is frequently a significant difference between how most people think the system SHOULD work and how it actually DOES. The easiest to understand example of this is that contrary to what may people think, nonpayment of child support does not affect one’s visitation rights. Whether or not that should be the case is another issue but as we always say, we are stuck with the law and the system, just like everyone else. Also, a very common misnomer is that each case is the same. No two cases are exactly the same…what happen to your friend in their DUI or custody battle won’t be your experience. What we do know how to do is to take the information in your case and apply the law and procedures in a way that gets excellent results for our clients.
These issues make it clear that you should retain experienced, aggressive attorneys in San Diego such as Solare & Scott whenever you are faced with an important legal issue. We are well equipped to help you wade through the red tape and bureaucracies, assuring that your matter is given the attention it deserves. Call us today for an immediate, free consultation.