When you initially contact a lawyer, consider following the advices below:
- If the lawyer undertakes to defend you and does promises of certain results without first learning and examining all the materials of the case, the lawyer is unlikely to be professional and may miss represent you and your case.
- If the lawyer promises you a secure outcome of the court decision, please take in consideration the fact that you may be facing a lawyer that is lying to you, is lacking professionalism and may push you to engage in illegal activities.
- This is true, for the fact that the case resolution is done by the court, not by lawyers and no one can absolutely predict the outcome of a judicial process. They can only make a rough estimate of the outcome, and this can be done only after being aware of all the materials against you that the file of respective investigation authority contains.
- Legal representation before the Supreme Court under current rules is only allowed for lawyers who have over 10 years of work experience. Therefore, be sure to ask the lawyer if you are interested in a representation before the Supreme Court or the Constitutional Court.
- Lawyers are subject to Value Added Tax or VAT, therefore your invoice must be an official form of this invoice or invoice specifically approved for use by the General Tax Directorate. Note that a tax invoice issued and properly filled out cannot be canceled.
- In cases where you are asked to sign a service contract, be sure to read it carefully and for things you do not understand, ask the lawyer or any other trustworthy person before signing it.
- Act in good faith with the lawyer and be sincere with him. No lawyer can help you properly or as you can expect it, if you are not honest about all the facts or circumstances regarding your case.