Q: no ticket, just mandatory crim hearing. petty misdemeanor shows online. do i need an attorney for turning on wrong lane?
I did not get an in person ticket. Online, it shows a citation for a petty misdemeanor. i got a hearing notice that shows it is mandatory cri/traffic. do i need an attorney? this is for turning the wrong way on a one way
A: You never need an attorney just as you don’t need a plumber when your sink floods your bathroom. It would be helpful to have a professional but you can try on your own. Of course many of us offer a free consultation.
A: Yes, you should get an attorney. The charge is like a misdemeanor if there is a mandatory court appearance. That also leads me to believe that there was an accident. There will be an attorney prosecuting you. You should have attorney representing you.
A: You have the right to an attorney and are better of with one. But it's possible to do without. Typically a mandatory appearance on a petty means the charge was enhanced to a misdemeanor. (So you could get a public defender if you qualify.) Most will want to keep their record clean. An attorney will be helpful in getting a positive outcome.
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