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Dear JACUSTOMER - You will need to either get an attorney or, if you cannot afford one, have the court appoint one when you appear for the first time. Until then there's not much you can do but do not make any further statements. The fact that you are not under arrest is good but you need to have representation to protect your rights and try to get the best deal possible.
I completely understand why you talked to the police but you have no duty to say anything further. hopefully this is your first offense and if so you will likely receive probation and a fine or maybe some type of community service. I know this is stressful but you need to keep your cool and when the court date arrives you need to get an attorney.
Well if it falls under the felony statute you will likely be charged as such but many times that can be reduced to a misdemeanor once you have an attorney. Predicting court cases is very difficult since so much depends on the court and the policy of the prosecutor and judge involved. This is why you need an attorney to negotiate any deals that may be available.
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