Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
Hello, how are you tonight.
So you are wondering whether or not to retain a private attorney or seek appointed counsel?
What should I do?
Hello, I apologize I was assisting another customoer.
I have spoke to people with thei charges are dropped.My health is too important and my animals(live alone)
Do you believe you would qualify for appointed counsel?
I am sorry to hear about your situation Brian.
I will represent to you that it is always best to have an attorney, appointed or retained. Both would be beneficial to you.
However, an attorney can negotiate with the officer and the prosecutor to have the charges reduced, the fines dropped, or the charge completely dropped.
If you can not afford to retain an attorney then I would fill out the affidavit of indigency to see if you qualify to have one appointed to represent you. Court appointed attorney's deal with the prosecutors on a daily basis, and can hopefully work out a good deal for you.
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