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so should i get an attorney and fight this
or plea guilty as charge and hope they just fine me
So I should just plead not guilty and get a lawyer to assist at the actual trial.
Ok so I will find a lawyer.
Should I get a family law or criminal attorney
Thank you. I will use that site.
Not sure if there is an extra charge for this but just realize that the letter to appear in court was sent to my old address so technically i was not served and my recourse is how could I be served a warrant if i don't show up if the letter wasn't served at my new address or given to me.
You just need to discuss this issue with your attorney.
It's risky business to fail to show up. It may be that your attorney could file a motion to dismiss based on improper service of process or no service of process, but that would be a better route than not showing at all.
The last thing you want is for the court to issue a warrant for you. Even if you can beat it, you'll still have to go through the hassle.
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