Santa Ana, CA asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for California

Q: I sold a pack of Swisher Sweets to a minor. Police told me it won't go on my record. What should I do.

I'm a floater. I have seen this woman before, but police said she is 18. This is the first time this has ever happened to me. I will accept the fine, I just don't want me store to be fined or me do any jail time. I'm a single mother that helps my daughter take care of her kids, and my mother who has Dementia. What should I do and I need a low low cost attorney.

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Wais Azami
Wais Azami
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Garden Grove, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Call a local attorney or ask the judge to appoint you a public defender if you qualify financially. They'll give you a form to complete in order to find out if you qualify for free defense. But whatever else you do, do not give anymore facts regarding your case on an open forum such as this where officers can read your potential "admission."

William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you are being charged, start calling criminal defense attorneys. If you are being threatened with revocation of your Cigarette & Tobacco Products License, contact a civil attorney. Different attorneys charge different rates. A low cost attorney might do a good job, or maybe he's low cost for a reason. Hire someone that you have talked to and that you trust.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

if the matter is filed as a misdemeanor then you need to request the court appoint a public defender.

be careful what you say on an open forum like this.

having a clean record doesn't help as to guilt or innocence.........it might with sentencing.

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