What is the initial consultation? Is that secret?
When you meet with an attorney at Bush & Levy, your initial consultation is free. Bush & Levy lawyers do not charge you for that first meeting, where introductions are made and you describe your situation to the Bush & Levy lawyer. The initial meeting is protected by confidentiality laws â€“ Bush & Levy attorneys cannot reveal anything that you communicate during the consultation. However, this does not mean that an attorney-client relationship has been created.
Does a consultation mean youâ€™ve hired Bush & Levy as your law firm?
Bush & Levy becomes your law firm only if you and the attorney agree that Bush & Levy is the right firm for your case. For example, you may have a very valid discrimination case, but Bush & Levy does not handle civil rights work and could not be of help to you.
Once you have become an official client of Bush & Levy, what are your duties?
Successful clients work with their attorneys. It is important that clients are:
- Cooperative And Responsive
- Available (Returning Phone Calls Promptly, Etc.)
- Dependable In Attending Legal Proceedings, Upon Request
- Timely in paying your legal bills and expenses.
A failure to abide by them may result in a lawyer deciding to terminate your client relationship.
Once you have become an official client of Bush & Levy, what are the firmâ€™s duties?
Lawyers are subject to strict standards of professional responsibility and risk being suspended or disbarred if they fail to comply with them. These include:
- Representing Clients Ethically, Zealously And Within The Bounds Of The Law
- Competently Analyzing Legal Issues
- Communicating With Clients In A Timely And Effective Manner
- Follow The Clientâ€™s Directions In Handling The Case As Long As They Are Not Illegal
- Keep client personal property separate, with money in a trust account.
The Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers at Bush & Levy defend those who have been accused of a crime,misdemeanor or felony,whether or not an arrest has been made. Crimes include all types of misdemeanors and felonies; traffic violations; traffic tickets; driving drunk charges (DUI,DWI),drug crimes including possession and distribution allegations,sexual assaults,juvenile offenses,white collar crimes,and domestic battery.
Bush & Levy criminal defense lawyers represent clients from the initial investigation to any arrest,through trial and any appeal,as well as sentencing and any post-conviction relief. While these criminal defense attorneys represent cases pending in Las Vegas criminal courts,the firm clients may or may not be actual residents of Las Vegas or of the State of Nevada.
As family â€“ divorce lawyers,Bush & Levy family law attorneys help clients in all types of divorce and family matters,including divorce,annulment,child custody,child support,separation,spousal support,child visitation rights,along with adoptions,termination of parental rights cases,as well as domestic violence matters and child abuse and child neglect cases (CPS).
Bush & Levy personal injury lawyers represent plaintiffs and their families to obtain monetary compensation for their losses. As experienced personal injury attorneys,they work with clients to settle cases prior to filing formal litigation,because a successful settlement in a short amount of time can be very beneficial to many families.
However,if settlement negotiations with insurance company representatives do not bring a reasonable result,the personal injury lawyers at Bush & Levy will aggressively pursue the matter in an official,filed lawsuit if that is what is needed for the client to obtain justice. Battery Domestic Violence
A seemingly small argument can escalate quickly between married couples,boyfriends and girlfriends,or relatives and before you know it the cops show up and you are being charged with Battery Domestic Violence. A domestic violence charge is taken very seriously in the state of Nevada.