Do you know next to nothing about the legal system? A lot of us in the future are going to find ourselves needing to get a lawyer, and that can be a little difficult to do.
Do not hire the first lawyer you see. Research thoroughly. If you don't, you may regret it. Speak to others and see what you can figure out about lawyers that interest you. Make sure that your lawyer puts everything out on the table in regards to your options available.
When going into a lawsuit, you will want to know all of the options that you have and if there is a plea bargain available. This will not only help you get the best result, but will ease your peace of mind.