Busted But Not Responsible? Tips For Your Defense

If you've been arrested for a crime you didn't commit, you need to defend your legal rights. You have the right to an attorney who can help you present your case. After being wrongly accused of something myself, I learned quickly how to navigate the legal avenues to have my case dismissed. My attorney was a great resource for building the case, and because of my understanding of the law, it worked. I created this site to share what I learned along the way and some other great tips for others who have been wrongly accused and arrested for a crime.

Choosing A Bankruptcy Attorney

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When individuals are faced with a large amount of debt they find themselves looking for a way out. Fortunately, we have bankruptcy laws to help people overwhelmed with debt get a fresh start. Filing bankruptcy is a difficult and embarrassing process, and with recent changes in the laws it's even more difficult to file for it. Understanding how to choose the right bankruptcy attorney to represent you will make the process a lot smoother. 

1. Get the names of reputable bankruptcy attorneys from friends or family members. Filing for bankruptcy can be embarrassing and many individuals are reluctant to talk about it, but if you know someone that has gone through it, getting a referral from them can help narrow down your choices. 

2. Check the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Members in this organization are proud of what they do and stay up to date on the latest developments. 

3. Prepare to meet with a few different lawyers (such as Friedman Ralph D). Search their website for information and fill out any forms they have posted on there so you can bring them with. It's important to write down any questions you have for them and bring them with on your consultations. 

First impressions are everything and finding an attorney, you feel most comfortable with is important. When deciding which one to choose, look for the following traits.

1. They discuss alternate solutions to your situation. A reputable lawyer will discuss other options for you that don't result in bankruptcy. For example: debt consolidation, credit counseling, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a court-supervised payment arrangement. 

2. They hear and understand your situation. While credentials are important it's just as important to find someone that really understands your situation and goals. This means they may ask difficult questions but it's important for them to know what caused your financial dilemma. 

Once you find someone you like, find out upfront what fees are associated with the process and how they want to be paid. Some lawyers want the money upfront and others will take installment payments. 

Bankruptcy is a difficult time, so choose wisely. Pick the attorney you believe cares the most about your situation and the one who will give you the individual attention and empathy you need.  Bankruptcy is nothing to be embarrassed about and is the first step in providing you and your family with the financial freedom you deserve. 


19 November 2014