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Experience:  Criminal Justice Degree, JD with Criminal Law Concentration. Worked for the DA and U.S. Attorney.
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Im 20 year old my frind was n me we both drunk he was drunk

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I'm 20 year old my frind was n me we both drunk he was drunk when da cops came to stop my frind n me start runing but I was nervous datz why I run dey aressted me but I didn't evn do anything I was scared I start ringing from cops now I have to go to da court
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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
What is your specific question about these facts? What were you charged with?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Dey put me under misdemeanor case I hav to go to da court on 10th January should I need lawyer or not I didn't evn do anything I just run datz why dey arrested plz give me advice what should I do I didn't evn tell my parents abut dat :(?
I'm sorry that this happened.
You're legally an adult, so whatever you do and do not choose to tell your parents is entirely up to you - you do not have any obligation to tell them anything.
Does the ticket say it was for public drunkenness, or for resisting arrest? Also, what state do you live in?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I live in California but I'm so scared am I gonna go to jail for just runing I hav to da court and I don't need layer for dat rite cz I didn't evn do anything dis is my first time I get arrested I'm nt da like da kinda guy I was drunk I start runing cz I was nervous do you hav any idea what dey gnna do with do I hav to da pay fine or goin to jaili think itz say resisting arrested but I'm nt sure my frind crash his we both start runing I really didn't do anything n dey find from me anything my record is clear I nver done dis before what is gnna happen nw I'm really scared plz help me??
Resisting arrest is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, up to one year imprisonment, or both.  Cal. Pen. Code, Section 148.  Jail is extremely unlikely for a first offense, if this is the only charge.  When you go to the hearing, if there is the slightest change whatsoever that you'll be asked to do jail time, the judge will appoint a lawyer for you at no cost.  More likely, you would be asked to pay a fine.

If you are convicted of any sort of alcohol-related offense, such as a minor in possession of alcohol, your driver's license will be suspended, in addition to the fines.  This is true even if you were not driving.  

California law allows a person to have a conviction removed from his record once he has completed his sentence, at least one year has passed, and he has not been convicted of any other offenses. So, even if you are convicted, this is not the type of conviction that should cause a lot of problems, and you'll be able to have it removed.

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