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Q&A With Attorney McCrea

Do I Need a Lawyer in California?

Well, if you find yourself asking this question, then you probably do, at minimum, for peace of mind. You might also need an attorney if you are facing:

  • Family Law Issues
  • Divorce in California
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Custody
  • Criminal Charges
  • Estate Planning Issues
  • Probate
  • Special Education Issues
  • A Conservatorship
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Elder Abuse Issues
  • Personal Injury claims
  • and numerous other legal issue that may arise.

The legal system in California generally allows for an individual to represent themselves in a legal proceeding except where the person is found to be incompetent to represent themselves.

Don’t be left in the dark. If you have questions, you deserve answers you can rely on. Contact our California lawyer today.

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What Are My Rights?

Your rights depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding your particular situation.

  • Are you being accused of a crime?
  • Do you feel your rights were violated?
  • Did someone injure you?
  • Are your child’s educational services appropriate?
  • Are you wondering if you need a will or a trust?
  • Did you get a DUI?
  • Did you receive divorce papers?
  • Are you considering a conservatorship?
  • Were you injured in an accident?

There are so many legal problems a person can face. Many times, these legal issues were never in the mind of the person facing them. Our California lawyer will help you through your issues. Identifying them is an important first step that we can explore together.

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Do I Need a Will or a Trust?

No matter how much your assets are worth, it is generally a good idea to put together an estate plan. even if it is a simplified one consisting or a will and ancillary documents.

  • Are you married?
  • Do you have children?
  • Do you know who is going to care for you when you can’t care for yourself?
  • What if I Don’t Want Someone to Have my Stuff??
  • Who is Going to Take Care of My Estate?
  • What is a Will?
  • What is a Trust?
  • What Happens If I Don’t Plan My Estate?

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Who is Liable For My Injury?

Depending on the type of accident you were in and the injuries you sustained, more than one person may be liable for your injuries. This could include:

  • A negligent individual
  • A perpetrator of a crime of violence
  • A defective drug manufacturer
  • The manufacturer of a defective medical device
  • A government agency
  • A business
  • A corporation
  • A nursing home
  • Or numerous others that might be held accountable in your case.

In order to hold someone accountable for your injury, you need to be able to prove they owed you a duty, they breached that duty, they caused you harm, your injury was foreseeable, and the injury they caused you resulted in damages.

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Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer?

You are not required to have a divorce lawyer in California. You should contact a California divorce lawyer if you have any of the following issues involved your family law dispute:

  • Assets
  • Debts
  • Business Ownership
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Tax Issues

The Law Office of Justin Anton McCrea can assess your circumstances and give you his skilled legal opinion on your best options proceeding.

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Will I Have to Serve Time Behind Bars?

In order to be sentenced to time behind bars, the State must find you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and you must be found guilty of a crime that results in time behind bars. There can be issues with a criminal case against someone:

  • Insufficient evidence
  • Illegally obtained evidence
  • Inadmissible evidence
  • Unreliable witnesses
  • Problems with how a confession was obtained

There are many things that may or may not happen in your particular criminal matter. If you are being investigated by law enforcement or are facing criminal charges in California, contact our California criminal defense attorney.

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