Understanding the Difference Between Legal Advice and Legal Information
Understanding What May Be Regarded as Legal Advice
- It could affect a person’s rights or responsibilities
- It may obligate the advice giver to rights and responsibilities
- Legal advice applies specific laws or rules to a specific situation or circumstance
- It requires education, skills, judgment, unbiased thinking, and legal knowledge
Examples of Legal Advice
- Filling out forms on behalf of a client
- Speculating an outcome of a trial
- Drafting legal documents that could affect a person’s rights
- Represent a person before a judge
- Making negotiations on behalf of an individual
- Is it a good idea to plead guilty?
- Should I file a car accident claim?
- Can I file a restraining order against my neighbor?
What Is Not Considered to Be Legal Advice
- Self-help legal forms
- How to guides
- Responses to legal questions on a forum or Q&A site
- Information on social media
- Information in the newspaper
- Information on legal websites and law firm websites
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Faith and Tony are both great lawyers and are very helpful. As someone who had no idea where to begin with a Will and Power of Attorney, Faith took the time to explain it in detail and help guide us in our decisions. I haven’t had to utilize Tony’s services, but I’ve know people that have utilized his services and were very pleased with the outcome of their cases. I personally have recommended them to friends and family members.
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Anthony (Tony) De Boef, Esquire
Tony began his career as a prosecutor in Iowa before arriving in State College in 1993. With more than a decade of experience as a district attorney, he entered private practice and used his knowledge of the criminal process to help defendants obtain the best outcome possible. Personable, responsive, and competent. Call him immediately if you find yourself entangled with the law.
Faith M. Lucchesi, Esquire