Learn How an Attorney Can Help Protect Your Professional Future if You Are Accused of Unauthorized Practice of Law
Posted on: January 4, 2020
Many people assume that in order to be charged with or convicted of unauthorized practice of law, they must have been appearing in court. This is not always the case. In fact, most cases do not involve appearances in court at all. Read on to learn what constitutes illegally practicing law without a license, the potential consequences you could face, and other important facts about your case. Then contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 for a free legal consultation.
Examples of Practicing Law Illegally
If you do any of the following without a license, you could face penalties:
- Representing yourself as an attorney
- Advertising yourself as an attorney
- Providing legal advice
- Creating software that prepares legal documents
- Preparing legal documents
- Preparing contracts that secure legal rights
- Finishing work you started before you bar status changed
This is not an exhaustive list but is a few examples of actions individuals could take if they wanted to be charged with this crime.
Yes, You Can Defend Yourself – But We Strongly Recommend You Consult with an Attorney First
It is an interesting fact that though you cannot practice law without a license in most cases, there is one exception: When you are defending yourself. However, we do not recommend doing this unless you have years of experience as a criminal defense attorney. If you are a layperson without legal experience, or an attorney who has practiced in other fields such as personal injury or real estate law, you need the experience you get when you choose Law Office of Michael L. Fell.
There Are Several Reasons Attorney Fell is the Right Choice for Your Case
Yes, you have other attorneys you can call but we feel confident that there is no better choice than Law Office of Michael L. Fell
. First, he is ethical yet aggressive. He is experienced yet he looks for unique, innovative options. He can look at your case from every possible angle to find the right strategy for your specific case.
If there is a mountain of evidence against you, then the best way to respond may be to find the best possible plea deal. Attorney Fell is known in the industry as an expert in finding creative sentencing options. He has worked with clients to get charges dropped or to get probation instead of jail time. He will look to find the way forward for you. Call him now at (949) 585-9055 to request a free legal consultation.