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Joe Citizen’s 5 Simple Tips for Handling Your Criminal or Motor Vehicle Case Without a Lawyer

Some minor criminal and motor vehicle charges may be handled without a lawyer, but that does not mean you should go in unprepared. There are simple things you can do that will help you secure a positive outcome for your case. We share these tips because we have seen far too many people make careless mistakes when representing themselves in cases that should be straightforward.

5 Tips to Improve Your Chances in Court

When you download our free guide, you get advice from our attorneys on the best way to present yourself in court. We offer suggestions in the following areas:

  1. Appearance and demeanor. Yes, your clothes and actions matter. We tell you how to dress well and speak clearly.
  2. Know the court process. With our simple tips, you can improve the chances of seeing the right person at the courthouse and not wasting a whole day doing it.
  3. First contact with the prosecutor. Use your time with the prosecutor wisely. We tell you what to say and not say in your first encounter.
  4. Be prepared and ready. Having the right documents, letters of recommendation, and receipts can speed your case along. We provide a list of what you should gather before appearing in court.
  5. Be respectful. We explain what being polite and respectful at each step of the process can do for you, and how being rude can hurt your case.
If you have decided not to use a lawyer for a simple criminal matter, we encourage you to at least download and read these tips! We think you will be glad you did!

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