Do lawyers know if you have a case they can win before accepting it?
No lawyer can predict the outcome of a case at the beginning. It takes thorough investigation to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a case.
In contingency fee cases, where the lawyer doesn't get paid unless you win or settle, lawyers are cautious. They usually reject cases unless they think there's a good chance of a payday... and they sometimes have to tell a client that a case that looked good in the beginning turns out to be a loser.
This is NOT legal advice. It is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer, and does not create an attorney/client relationship. You should always consult PRIVATELY with an attorney. Free consultation only applies to potential clients with a criminal case within 100 miles of Chico, California.
Lawyers take cases many times that were losing positions but could be improved through the legal process properly applied
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