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I need help w a ridiculous citation thats embarrassing to

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I need help w a ridiculous citation thats embarrassing to even discuss in a new area i recently moved, i need a lawyer but because it is a citation n i cant afford $2500 for a lwyer should i try to fight it myself even though i now its best to have a lawyer...question is..can a paralegal represent me?
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Wisconsin
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: .?i just know he gave me a ticket n said i could pay the fine or go to court n im so upset
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes. Never sued anyone but in this case can i file a lawsuit for slander againt the company who is causing me all this stress n is there a charge for Stupid :) just kidding about the last part...nothing funny about this but its so hard for me as never had anything like this in my life i am 63
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. I am a licensed attorney and look forward to helping you. I am reviewing your question and will reply back shortly.

Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 6 months ago.

Good morning,

A paralegal cannot represent you in court. You may either represent yourself, or a lawyer would have to represent you. A paralegal can draft legal documents for you if you were representing yourself, and help you in that limited capacity though. Some paralegal services do offer this.

Anyone can sue almost anyone else in this country --whether you have a good case is another thing. In order to win a suit for defamation (slander is a form of defamation) you'll need to be able to establish that the defendant intentionally or negligently made a false statement or statements about you to someone else (a third party) and that you suffered economic harm as a result. The vast majority of the time, what I find is that most people have no, or little economic damages, to make recovery worthwhile.

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