As the coronavirus threat is spreading across the United States, Americans are being asked by the CDC - and even employers - to stay home. We are being advised to wash our hands, cough into the crooks of our elbows (we should be doing those things anyways), and limit congregating in groups.
While I can't wash your hands or direct the angle of your sneezes, I can possibly help clients avoid congregating in large groups.
One of the biggest benefits of hiring an attorney is having someone trained in the law to speak on your behalf. And that includes the possibility of an attorney being able to handle your legal case in court without you having to be present. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in municipal courts.
If you have received a traffic citation, an attorney can appear in court on your behalf without you having to be present. The attorney will look at the evidence, speak with the prosecutor, and work out a better deal on your case than you can usually get on your own - all of this while helping to keep you safe by eliminating one large public gathering that you would otherwise have to attend. This same process can also work at the misdemeanor and felony levels, especially if the present outbreak becomes more of a problem than it currently is. I am betting that courts will be more willing to excuse clients from appearing in court in the near future, as long as their attorney is present to represent them and speak on their behalf.
There is another benefit to having an attorney present you. Prosecutors and court personnel appreciate interacting with attorneys over lay citizens because we all speak the same language and understand legal processes, which helps us all get more accomplished in the less time.
I am an experienced criminal defense attorney with a stellar record of client satisfaction. I provide clients with a powerful advocate in the criminal justice field. I would love to help you and help keep you safe by being your voice in court. Give me a call for a no-cost consultation.