I need legal counsel in Germany about if someone did something illegal and if so what the penalty for that action is supposed to be, according to the law, and how to actualize that penalty.
I am interested in knowing about free services or services less than 50 Euros per hour, give or take.
I have googled my question and so far I feel that there is too much information and it is not clear what the most normal thing to do would be.
I am aware of legal insurance, but it isn’t usable in the first 30 days of signing up (I believe).
I have found reasonably affordable German legal counsel on Fiverr.
My main question is what the most official governmental service is with regards to this, or what is recognized as a most effective service.
A policeman told me you would go to the Job Center if you wanted to get a free lawyer.
I have also read that free “legal aid” is common in Germany, but so far I am not sure if there’s one standard place for that.
The question is two-fold:
What is the single most canonical official service for this?
I am pretty sure it is this, “Prozesskostenhilfe”.
That webpage links to local “Gerichtsamt”, but the link is broken. I found my local Gerichtsamt by googling.
It appears I can read those PDFs and submit them to the court, but the court has severely negative ratings on Google Maps.
There is also “legal aid” (beratungshilfe), which is free legal consultation, again seemingly at the Amtsgericht.
Those appear to be the central, standard avenues for official legal assistance, although many would advise apprehension regarding the difficulty of navigating German bureaucratic institutions.
So if those are the official services, is there any other canonically advisable service which may be some sort of private service which just happens to be highly effective?
(To give a few examples, apartment hunting is hard in Berlin, but finding an effective service like Housing Anywhere made it easy; I found doctor’s appointments to be a bit inconvenient, until I discovered the AviMedical app.) What is the most high-quality legal service in general, even if private?