If there is one thing that can get you in trouble, it’s legal issues. So the best way to protect yourself is to read up on your rights as well as other legal documents. You don’t need to be a lawyer or a paralegal.
Often, a knowledge of the basics would suffice in order to help yourself stay out of trouble. The perfect example is your right to a phone call when you are being detained by the authorities for any reason. In addition, the police need to let you know about what they are accusing you of. And, as you probably already know, the state can appoint a counsel for you if you can’t afford to hire a lawyer for your own legal protection.
The law isn’t always right. It’s in a never-ending stage of perfection. Justice, on the other hand, is blind. This is why it is often represented as a woman wearing a blindfold.
Such a symbolic entity has nothing to do with anything kinky or adult-entertainment-related. It’s a dramatization of the law that in the eyes of justice everyone is equal. Also, that anyone is innocent until proven guilty.
Pursuing a career as an attorney has not changed despite all the technological advancement of humanity. It’s still expensive and exacts a heavy toll on the law student in particular. There are dozens of books to read, countless terms to memorize, and innumerable sacrifices to make.
If there is one thing that has changed in the field of law, it is the fact that no matter how brilliant an aspiring student of law is, he or she can no longer become a full-fledged lawyer through self-study alone. For apart from the bar exam that is required, the law association has become all-too-powerful as to stifle self-determination. Still, it doesn’t hurt to know as much as you can about the law.
You just never know when your legal knowledge can come in handy. Besides, you don’t want a lawyer to just push you around because you’re totally ignorant about legal matters. If you give an attorney too much leeway, he or she can end up controlling the situation. You can help balance the power by knowing all the basic stuff that you need to know.