These days, I find too many people coming to see me only after having tried to “do it themselves.” While a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) attitude is normally an admirable and very American way of doing things, it does not apply when your rights are on the line.
Unlike most DIY projects, like doing your own patio or fixing something electrical, you do not get a second chance at your court case. Imagine having to get it right on the very first try. Now imagine trying to get it done right on the very first try without any training.
The law does not allow any do-overs. Mistakes while doing something in the law are permanent and can be life-changing.
When you retain an attorney, you are basically hiring a safari guide who has already been through the terrain and knows where all the quicksand traps and alligator pits are. As a result, he can guide you safely from one side of the river to the other.
It is the same way in law. An experienced attorney already knows the pitfalls because he has done this more than once.
In my case, I have more than 30 years of experience of “doing this.” As a result, I already know the quirks and hidden pitfalls involved in the way a particular judge might interpret a point of law, or how a certain prosecutor may negotiate differently given a set of circumstances similar to those facing you.
If you are interested in learning more about how a lawyer can help you in your specific situation, please do not hesitate to give me, attorney Craig Kuhary, a call at the law firm of Walden, Neitzke & Kuhary, S.C., in Waukesha at 262-239-7631. You can also contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.