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I got a pi in enid oklahoma and was wondering if i need a lawyer

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I got a pi in enid oklahoma and was wondering if i need a lawyer and what am i looking at as a punishment!!!!
Welcome to JustAnswer. Is your PI citation in municipal/city court or district court at the county courthouse?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
City i believe
Ok, that's good. Municipal citations are usually less expensive and less serious than ones filed in district court.

(1) You will not be required to have an attorney although you certainly have that option. If hiring an attorney will not create a financial hardship for you, it cannot hurt and sometimes they can negotiate a better outcome than you can by yourself.

(2) PI citations are almost always just fines and court costs. The amount of the fines vary from city to city, but are often set at the same amount your bond was if you were arrested.

(3) If you decide to go it alone without an attorney (as do 90% of the people who receive PI tickets), ask the city attorney or judge for a deferred sentence. This way it can later be expunged from your record if you wish. If the length of the deferred sentence is less than one year from the date of your arrest, you can get not only the court case but also your arrest expunged. This is ideal.
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