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Think You’ll Never End Up In Court? Think Again


You might think that as a law abiding citizen that you will never end up in court arguing your legal case. But you might want to think again because there are lots of reasons why you could be in this situation. In some cases, it might be a situation where you haven’t even broken the law. In other cases, it could be a minor run in with the law that most likely won’t lead to prison time or even a fine. But you could still be asked to argue your case in front of a judge. So, what are some of the reasons why you might end up in court?


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Traffic Disputes

You may at some point in your life decide that you have been falsely accused of a traffic offense. Perhaps you feel that you were going the correct speed limit and despite this, you received a ticket. Or, maybe you believe that you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault. In either case, you will need to go to traffic court. Traffic court is a little more relaxed than your typical legal proceedings. But, you could still be asked to present evidence and argue your case. It is worth pointing out that if you do attend traffic court, you should make sure that you do have a case. Otherwise, you might find the punishment is more severe for wasting the court’s time.

Marriage Issues

Whether you want an annulment or you are seeking a divorce, you will need to use the services of the law. It’s true to say that most marital issues can be handled outside a lawsuit. But some can get very messy indeed. A court reporter is needed to keep evidence in check and present different pieces to the judge holding the proceeding. This usually occurs when there is a question of financial gain or perhaps child custody. In cases like this, it is important to make sure that each party gets what they deserve. It can be a long and arduous process, and divorce legal proceedings have been known to go on for months.

Petty Crime

Most of us do not have anything on our criminal records. However, it’s easier than you think to be dragged into court for a petty offense. You might have been on a night out and become a little too drunk to know exactly what you were doing. Perhaps you were shouting abuse at someone that you didn’t know. Or, maybe you annoyed a police officer. Either could earn you a night in lockup and a court proceeding at some point. These errors in judgment are one of the main reasons typical people end up in court arguing their case. At this point, it’s a smart move to get yourself a lawyer and make sure that you are represented.

You see, no matter how law abiding you are you could still end up in court at some point. That’s why it’s worth understanding the situation and how to handle it.

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