Legal Research Services
Got Legal Problems?
The United States is the most 'Court - Happy' country in the world.
With a population of less than 300 million people, there are:
- 80 million lawsuits filed every year
- 2.5 million people behind bars
- Over 7.5 million people on probation or parole
- Over 30 million people with a felony rap sheet
Most of the people unfortunate enough to be caught up in the legal system are completely unsatisfied with how the court system works and with how their attorneys are handling their case.
WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THE MIDST OF LEGAL PROBLEMS?
First - You have to identify the type of legal issue you are dealing with.
There are 4 basic types of legal problems:
A probate (will) is a state civil case. A bankruptcy is a federal civil case. A bank robbery is a federal criminal case. A murder is usually a state criminal case.
Second - Once you have identified the type of legal problem you have, you need to have someone with experience and expertise to analyze your legal situation, often before you hire an attorney.
It is unfortunate if you find yourself having to go to court to probate the will of a loved one who has passed. You are grieving and the last thing you need is an attorney who does not have your best interest at heart. If your attorney is not doing what you think needs to be done, you may need to have someone experienced in probate laws to double check the attorney's work.
If you have a federal criminal charge, you need someone to analyze your indictment (known as a 'charging instrument') to determine if your indictment is flawed, before you hire an attorney. It is a common practice for prosecutors to 'stack' bogus charges on an indictment in order to try to scare you into a guilty plea. For example, the prosecutor lists three charges against you and offers to 'drop' one or more of them in exchange for your guilty plea and thus, avoid going to trial. This practice is illegal and by identifying and acting on the prosecutor's misconduct before you hire an attorney, you can actually 'break' the indictment, and in some cases, get your case thrown out. Practically all licensed defense attorneys are terrified of exposing this practice, with good reason. Most judges are aware of and condone the practice (it makes their job much easier, they don't have to sit through a trial). No lawyer wants to infuriate the judge he has to practice in front of.
What Michael H. Brown Does:
- Case analysis
- A written report of findings
- If you have an attorney, to point out to you what the attorney missed in your case
- When Mike does work for you, you show it to your attorney. Your attorney may not want to use it, which will be a red light for you that the attorney may not have YOUR best interest in mind.
- You can also check Mike's findings against what you find in a law library.*