Q: I got my first dui and it was aggrivated because I blew so high. It’s my first time getting in trouble with the law.
I can’t afford a attorney and I asked my bondsman if I should apply for a public defender and he said if he was me I should defend myself and plea guilty but accept the court cost and fine but no jail time. But I don’t know how that would workout I just need a few answers.
A: That’s terrible advice. Apply for a court appointed or try to find a lawyer who will take a payment plan. You want to avoid a conviction and just paying a fine will result in a conviction.
A: First don’t follow the legal advice of someone who is not a lawyer. You can probably afford an attorney. If you don’t have a job then get a job. If you have a job then get a second job. Borrow money from friends/family. Sell/pawn things. Get a second mortgage. I’m always amazed at how resourceful people can be after saying they have “no money.”
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