I work at my local court and I have great respect for the law and the legal system in this country. I see the legal system in action every day, and judges, juries, lawyers, and prosecutors all work in conjunction with one another to make sure court proceedings are fair. I do see individuals quite often who decide to represent themselves, but the laws that govern us are complicated. Lawyers are available to protect you if you have been arrested for a crime. I started this blog so you could understand the legal system and how a lawyer can assist you with even the most basic case. Keep reading to find out about the different types of lawyers that practice in the country and how you can find the best one. Also learn about public defenders and how to reduce costs if you cannot afford legal counsel.