1. for a criminal suspect to stop an interview with police and seek representation from a lawyer
2. to threaten to sue someone
1. The interview ended abruptly when the suspect lawyered up.
2. "Laura's threatening to sue me over the marshmallow incident."
"Seriously? I never thought she would lawyer up over that."
To plead the Fifth Amendment; to refuse to answer questions.
Officer Jackass: So whad'he tell ya?
Officer Douchebag: Nothin. The cocksucker just lawyered up.
to stop answering questions during a police interrogation and request a lawyer.
He lawyered up, but only after he confessed to being in Cheryl's apartment.
In our increasingly divided world, individuals suffer injustice everyday from other people, communities, corporations, governments and religious institutions. Many feel like they have no say in what is going down around them.
The answer to this dilemma is actually quite simple. Wait for the antagonist to step over the line and than take action by violating one of their new rules. Than cause a ruckus by taking a citation of some sort and act as your own defense. This causes the the antagonist to have to "Lawyer Up" in order to put you on the defensive.
You act as your own defense . . . while they have to spend thousands maybe even millions
trying to put you down. Call for interrogatories, depositions and keep great records of all their machinations. Spread your story of "David vs. Goliath" to the media and watch them implode from their own top heavy handed approach.
A developer from Italy is building a Mondo-Condo completely obliterating my Oceanside and harbor view. I found a Stone Age settlement in my back yard and now charge them with a violation of human rights by blocking a view that has stood for 25,000 years. I'm going to write UNESCO and show them the facts, and maybe the jerks will have to tear the fiasco down.
Boy . . . they are going to have to Lawyer up to beat this one!