Q: I was charged with a simple domestic assault charge a couple months ago, and just got caught attempting to steal food
My court papers say that if I’m charged with any federal or misdemeanor crimes within the next 2 years than it’s a mandatory 30 days in jail. I was caught in hannaford with 50$ worth of items for my family and got caught, and I have a court hearing for the case 2 months from now. I’m the only one at home with a car and income, and I have a 1 year old son. Is there any chance I will get off without jail time?
A: There is always a chance. Your best bet is to contact a competent defense lawyer in your area. If you qualify for a public defender request an attorney. Do not try to handle this on your own. A suspended sentence is not imposed until a final order from a court. Do not discuss case with anyone other than a defense attorney. You should contact the lawyer that helped with the suspended sentence.
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