There are situations when the first thing on your mind would be to call an attorney, but how do you know if the situation definitely calls for it? Here are some good examples of situations when your best move should include picking up the phone.
You Are About To Be Arrested
It’s time to call lawyers in Townsville if you expect the police to come knocking on your door and put you in handcuffs. Criminal behaviour accusations will probably land you in this situation. If you are stopped by the police for drunk-driving, or commit domestic violence, the authorities will lock you up. The same is true if you are accused of tax fraud, embezzling money or any other white collar crime.
Someone Got Hurt
Whether you think it was your or the other driver’s fault, if you are ever in a car accident, you should call your attorney. Even if you recently bought a new home and you or a member of your family got sick because of mould you just discovered in the basement, you should take legal action. Your kids are playing in the backyard when their friend got injured from a fall; this is also when you don’t hesitate to call your lawyer.
You Are Getting A Divorce
In some instances, when the husband and wife are in good terms and they are not about to contest each other’s claims, and only want to make the divorce happen, one lawyer may be able to help them. When there is no significant wealth to speak of, no debts, no children and you are civil, you can probably do the divorce yourselves. However, if domestic violence is involved, there are children, lots of money or property is at stake, you have debts or you and your spouse just don’t get along at all, this is when you both need attorneys to represent you.
There are other instances that warrant representation, but these are some of the most common. Know when it is time to call your lawyer so they can defend your rights.