Some of us push things to the back burner when it is unpleasant, and we don’t want to deal with it. Being in denial unfortunately doesn’t make the situation go away, it will still come as scheduled. If you need a lawyer for a criminal or traffic case start looking early. Retaining a lawyer well in advance also gives your lawyer more time to work on your case. For some of us delay is a reflex action, but you can change it to taking action.