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I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
Can you please let me know if you had been officially indicted on this serious felony charge?
I think so I got a summons for an arraignment for august 1st
Did you make any admissions or confessed to this crime?
Unfortunately, yes, I pretty much admitted to everything in the police report
I was very cooperative with the police
That generally works against the defendant in criminal case.
Have you retained an experienced local criminal defense attorney?
No. I had an attorney when I was arrested in November but not now
Unfortunately, this is an extremely serious felony charge that does carry a maximum sentence of up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
Also, a felony conviction would make you loss many civil rights.
Does that make sense?
Yes. HOw likely is it I will get the maximum sentence with my clean criminal background?
Not very likely, but you do need to hire an experienced local criminal defense attorney, who would hopefully be able to get your confession thrown out based on some legal technicality and would be able to negotiate a plea deal for you, that would allow you to plead guilty to a lesser charge and to avoid being sentenced to jail / prison.
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