No matter what type of court case you have, you have the right to be represented by an attorney. The major difference in this is that you can hire your own personal attorney or have the court appoint you an attorney on your behalf. Usually you get better results with your own personal lawyer than you will get with a court appointed one no matter what type of case you are working with.
Small court cases are usually taken lightly by people. An example of this is getting a speeding ticket and just paying the fine or going to court to accept the consequences. One way to help you out with this type of situation, which could actually save you from getting the traffic ticket on your record, is by having a lawyer represent you. There are many loopholes and methods of getting your fine down, or getting your case/ticket thrown out altogether. Don’t think just because the case is small that you could not benefit from hiring representation.
If you have any type of lawsuit that you are pursuing against an individual or company it is best to be properly represented. Don’t try and take this case on by yourself, especially if the entity you filed suit against has representation. It will only decrease your chances of winning in court. If you want to have a higher chance of success and want to increase the amount of compensation you can receive, have a lawyer represent you that specializes in your specific type of case.
Another reason to have lawyer representation is if you are being sued or being brought up on any type of charge. Your attorney will handle your case and also decrease the stress of the case by taking the work load. Handling a defendant case by yourself is hard work, and usually results in you being wrongfully sued. If a person or company sees that you have proper representation they might back off from the suit or this gives you a chance to win and counter sue.
Whatever the reason may be that you have to go to court is, you should always come prepared. Just like with everything else in life being prepared will help you out in the long run. The best way to be prepared and responsible before going into court for anything is by hiring a professional attorney and having them represent you during whatever type of case you are in.