Can A Lawyer Threaten You?

What would a lawyer tell a client if the client told him he just committed a armed robbery?

Someone walks into a lawyers office, and asks to talk to a lawyer. He proceeds to tell the lawyer that he has committed a armed robbery the night before. What would the lawyer tell the client, and what steps would they take in solving this case.

The lawyer can't advise the client to flee the jurisdiction.

The lawyer can't advise the client to destroy evidence or threaten witnesses or try to bribe them.

The lawyer would ask why this person is making such a claim? Does this person wish to turn himself into the police?

The lawyer may advise the client to surrender to the police because that could reflect positively when it comes time to sentence the defendant.

Would a lawyer with tattoos have difficulty winning a case?

Or being taken seriously? I'm not a lawyer, nor do I plan on becoming one, but I was wondering if a lawyer had a tattoo, would that make the jury side against them? I'm guessing the lawyer would keep the tattoo covered at all times when in court, but if the lawyer they were up against found out, could they use it as a way of harming the tattooed lawyer's case? (They could say the lawyer was part of a gang or something)

I know somebody that is a lawyer. I don't think he would ever get a tattoo because of that but not just being a lawyer, all professions shouldnt have a tattoo you could see. If the lawyer has a tattoo and covers it up in all times of profession, they would be okay.

Can a non laywer collect referral fees?

In Florida, If a non-lawyer (not a part of any organization) refers a high price client to a lawyer, can the non- lawyer collect a referral fee or another form of compensation. Why or Why not?

All states rules of ethics prohibits a lawyer in a legal setting to do business with or partner with a non-lawyer , so the lawyer can be disbarred for paying a referral fee to a non-lawyer

Do I need a lawyer when going to court for a human rights claim?

Filed a claim with commission on human rights for discrimination on a disabled person. They found probable cause. I know that they are going to give me a date to see a judge. I know that I will be questioned on the stand. But this is what I want to know. What is the difference for paying for a lawyer or just having the human rights lawyers? Can the judge award damage or will I have to get a lawyer to sue? If I do get a lawyer can the respondent pay for my lawyer fees?

You should always have a lawyer when making a legal case. They know the system better than you, and will likely increase your chances of success.

If you threaten to sue, do you have to follow through?

My husband says it's illegal to threaten and not do it. He says you can be sued for not following through. He says when he worked in collections if you threated a dead beat with action you had to file within 24hrs or be sued. My brother says that's not true, lawyers threaten to sue all the time and don't follow through. He says it's standard operating proceeder. My husband and I are in Colorado, and my brother is in New York, but I doubt the laws are different. Does anyone have "the" answer?

The answers are different for lawyers and collection agencies. Collection agencies generally should not threaten legal action as part of an effort to collect a debt unless they are prepared to do it. Lawyers pop off all the time.

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