Q: I am going to court for a misdemeanor b and I am not sure what to binge with me
A: An attorney
Cliff Venable agrees with this answer
A: Based upon the information provided, I assume that you are going to Court for an arraignment at this point. It is always advisable to bring an attorney with you to Court. If you cannot do so, be prepared to enter a not guilty plea and then seek out an attorney.
A: At your initial appearance, the Judge will inform you of the charges against you, the maximum possible penalties for those charges, and will ask you if you want to have an attorney appointed to represent you. The Judge will also take your initial plea of guilty or not guilty. Plead not guilty. The judge will then schedule a pre-trial conference in the case which will give you time to talk with an appointed attorney or to hire a private attorney. The initial appearance is not the time to plead guilty or talk about the case with the judge or the prosecutor. Wait until you have an attorney to do that for you.
Ian Quiel agrees with this answer
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