The legal system is designed to ensure that every person gets a fair shake when they are accused of a crime or other civil wrongdoing. Of course, the legal system can be quite complex, which makes it somewhat difficult for the average person to represent themselves in a court of law. This is why we have lawyers, obviously.
Still, there are a couple occasions where it is probably not necessary to hire a monavocat Canada lawyer. After all, hiring a lawyer involves a contract where you pay for their services—and in some cases it just isn’t worth it to pay them, even if they are good at what they do and they do get a ruling in your favor.
Here are two times you probably don’t need to hire a lawyer:
SMALL CLAIMS COURT
Sometimes a dispute is over a property line or over the destruction (or loss, etc) of property not in excess of $25,000 CAD. When this is the case you can sue the other person involved in small claims court, which literally means that your “claim” over the value of the case is “small.” Typically it is not worth the price of a lawyer because the value of the outcome of this case is not very substantial and, more than likely, the judge will only need to hear statements from each side to determine the most appropriate judgment.
If you have ever watched a daytime courtroom show (like “The People’s Court”) then you have witnessed a small claims court process. However, these shows are typically designed to bring in heated or otherwise entertaining clients that are more fun to watch. In many instances, small claims court cases are not quite as interesting.
TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS and TICKETS
When you get pulled over by the highway patrol and issued a traffic ticket it might seem like that is the end of it: you have to just pay your fine and move on with your life. However, traffic tickets go on your driving record and if you start to accrue too many of them it can not only get expensive to keep paying the fines, but it can effect things like your insurance and other driving privileges (and that can also cost you more money in terms of higher premiums, and even the loss of your license, etc).
If, however, you want to argue your case, the judge will hear it. Sometimes you can ask them to reduce the charge (which is particularly easy if you do not have many moving violations), which reduces your fine and the risk of your privileges. And the court will also work with you if you are not able to pay the fine in full (so don’t skip out on court or the fine just because you think you can’t pay it).