Legal advice is the giving of a formal opinion regarding the substance or procedure of the law by an officer of the court (such as a lawyer, attorney, solicitor or barrister), ordinarily in exchange for financial or other tangible compensation. Contact us now if you need legal advise from our West Chester PA law firm located in the county seat of Chester County in Suburban Philadelphia PA.
It is only natural to seek legal advice when you or a loved one is facing a legal issue, a legal emergency or contemplating needing to take legal action. Whether it is decided where you need to contact a lawyer after an automobile accident in Exton PA; or whether to file for a divorce; or whether to fight a traffic ticket, reasonable legal advice is something you will rely on.
Even though it might be natural to get legal advice, many clients are hesitant or intimidated to reach out to an attorney for advice before they make a decision that will impact them and or their family. There are countless examples of decisions we make every day that should be first reviewed by a trusted attorney; including but not limited:
- signing an employment contract
- executing a real estate agreement
- paying for a traffic or summary citation
- appearing in court as a witness or party
- speaking to the police
- receiving a subpoena to appear or testify
- signing a waiver
- speaking with an adjuster about a car accident
Legal advice is distinguished from legal information which is the reiteration of legal fact. Legal information can be conveyed by a parking meter, sign or by other forms of notice such as a warning by a law enforcement officer. Printed legal materials, such as directions and how-to manuals, are generally not considered legal advice.
Accordingly, directions on how to fill in a motion form and other court documents do not constitute legal advice. On the other hand, application of legal rules and principles to a specific set of facts is almost always held to constitute legal advice by the courts.
This website and the information contained within the website does not constitute legal advice. If you need legal advice, contact our office directly by email or by telephone at (610) 692-8700 or (877) 529-2422 where one of our lawyers will provide you a consultation either by telephone or in person to discuss your important legal matter. Our Pennsylvania law practice is based in suburban Philadelphia in West Chester, Chester County PA at 304 North High Street, West Chester PA 19380.