Why Do I need a Lawyer?
While it is certainly true that you need not go to an attorney for each and every matter involving the courts such as contesting a speeding ticket handed over to you by a traffic cop for instance. Nevertheless, there do exist a vast array of contentious legal issues that require the services of a duly qualified attorney in the United States of America.
Yes, good legal representation may cause a lot of money, but in many situations, such as a DUI (driving under influence) violation, contesting for divorce claims, or suing an employer for unfair hiring practices would almost certainly require the legal experience that only a good lawyer can bring to the court.
This holds even more true for criminal cases since opting for self-representation may actually land you in jail or even worse.
Apart from that, all lawyers are essentially officers of the court. This is precisely why they are in effect the ‘only professionals’ that have been licensed by the state itself, so that they could represent or defend you in the court of law, as and when required.
Many people refrain from hiring the services of a good lawyer due to an inherent fear of the high remuneration a good lawyer may charge. However, not doing so may ultimately lead to infinitely worse problems such as the payment of exorbitant alimony in a divorce suit, or very high damages in a case related to simple assault. This is because the law is so complicated that it is almost impossible to know the intricacies and loopholes that only a highly experienced and well trained lawyer would be acquainted with.