Q: Should I plead guilty or not guilty to insurance fraud? Class D felony first time offender can't afford a attorney
Basically I got In a wreck a while back (was not at fault) and bought an insurance claim right after I got out of the car. The insurance investigator asked and I lied and said it was before. No money was ever given to me nor was the car fixed and I was making a statement that I wasn't trying to get money from them, I was told even if you are not at fault you still have to file a claim with your current insurance.
I don't know if I completely understand the facts of your case. However, that alone is a reason for you to have an attorney. That is, to help you communicate with the prosecutor as well as the court.
Plead not guilty and advise the court that you cannot afford an attorney. You are entitled to legal representation and an attorney will be appointed to represent you if you are indigent. You will be required to answer a few simple questions so that the court can determine if you are truly indigent. You will not be questioned about the facts of your case-just your ability to hire an attorney.
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