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When should you contact an Attorney

Posted by William Beck | Mar 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Asking for help is hard- no one wants to admit that they need help. Whether you are charged with a criminal or traffic offense, file for a divorce, or other civil claim, trying to navigate the court system on your own is much like trying to learn a new language- you can probably do it, but you are going to fail much more often than you will succeed. Couple those failures with the fact that you do not get unlimited attempts to get everything just right (remember, real life does not come with a reset button!) before the Court issues a ruling, and you can easily see how overwhelming even a "simple" matter can become. When your rights and liberties are at stake, wouldn't you want to know what you are getting into? No one buys a car nowadays without researching- heck, no one buys or does much of anything without researching on the internet! So, why should you do anything different when you need legal help?

The good news is there are people to turn to- your local attorney! There are lots of options, and there is no "one size fits all" attorney. Most attorneys offer free or low cost consultations, and if you or the attorney don't feel like you are the right fit for each other, there is no obligation to choose that attorney. Feel free to "shop" your attorney- make some calls, do some office visits, pick the attorney that not only will work for you, but will work with you. Choosing an attorney is an expensive decision, and one that should not be made lightly. 

When should you contact an attorney? At the point where you are asking this question, you have reached the point where you need to contact an attorney. And that's okay- every attorney is also known as "Counselor", and each attorney I know does their job because they want to help people. So go ahead, shop around, meet some attorneys, and get the help you need.

About the Author

William Beck

I started my career as a Deputy District Attorney for the 4th Judicial District in El Paso County, Colorado. During my time at the DA's office, I handled thousands of cases, including DUI, domestic violence, felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses, and juvenile cases. I strived to protect the interests of the community as well as those of the individual. I quickly learned that that the individual can often be overlooked, and that the greatest benefit for someone in a criminal case is to have a competent and effective trial attorney at their side. As a defense attorney, I have helped many people navigate the complex criminal justice system. The knowledge I gained as a former prosecutor has provided invaluable perspective for my clients, resulting in much better outcomes than they would have otherwise received. I take great pride in helping people handle complex situations with compassion and understanding. One the best things that an attorney can do for you is listen to you and address your needs and concerns. This is what I enjoy most about working with my clients- getting to know you, your needs, and making sure that you and your needs are heard and taken into account. I graduated from The University of Denver- Sturm College of Law. I participated in the Student Trial Lawyers association, where I realized I had a passion for presenting cases in a courtroom. During my final year of law school, I began working as an intern for the 4th Judicial District Attorney's office. Prior to that, I worked as an intern for two private firms in Denver, CO which specialized in insurance litigation and estate planning. Prior to law school, I attended and graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho, where I majored in English Literature and Philosophy. I spend as much time as I can with my family, enjoying beautiful Colorado and the great city of Colorado Springs to its fullest.


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