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I have court tomorrow for shoplifting in Walmart for a shoes worth $85 do I go to jail for this

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?

Hawaii

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No that's it

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What will I answer the judge if he ask guilty or not?
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You should answer "not guilty."

Then you should tell the judge that you want a lawyer to defend you. If you can afford a lawyer, the court will give you a postponement of the trial to get a lawyer.

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the court will appoint one for you at no cost.

Either way, make sure you plead NOT GUILTY tomorrow and then get a lawyer, either one you hire or a court appointed one if you cannot afford a lawyer.

Please rate 4 or 5 stars and close out the question. Good luck to you. I wish you all the best.

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Please rate 4 or 5 stars and close out the question. Good luck to you. I wish you all the best.

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