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Saturday, February 16, 2013
My Legal Advice:
People are always asking for free legal advice...so here you go:
Stay out of jail! Don't do anything that you know will get you
arrested, especially if you already have another legal issue going on.
It doesn't matter if the prior issue is related or not...getting
arrested will NOT help your case. If you do get arrested, though, keep
your mouth shut & lawyer up.
Likewise, pay your fines, fees
& child support. Everyone understands that occasionally something
can cause you to fall behind, but make sure it doesn't last long. It
doesn't matter if you have to go to work at the drive-through
temporarily, pay these things & do it on time whenever possible.
Otherwise, refer to the prior paragraph & just pay
it...first...before you spend that money to go out, buy that new outfit that you "need", pay for cable or other luxuries, etc. If you've got money
to go to the movies or out on a date, you had money to make a payment
on any of these things.
Perhaps most importantly, and
especially if you are in an attorney's office for breaking one of the
rules above, DON'T LIE TO YOUR LAWYER! We can't represent you properly
if you lie or hide things.