Do I need an attorney if I am charged with a minor crime?

It should go without saying that if you are facing felony charges, you need a lawyer. Does this mean that if you are only charged with a misdemeanor, you do not need a lawyer? No.

No one wants to spend even a single day in jail, or pay a penny more in fines than they have to. In addition to the overt punishment that attaches to an offense, an arrest and conviction, even for a misdemeanor, can have lasting effects on your life.

Some people charged with certain offenses make the mistake of assuming their charges are “minor” and they do not need to hire an attorney. In reality, any time you are dealing with the criminal justice system as a defendant, you are at risk. It is important to have someone by your side every step of the way, to make sure your rights are protected and you are able to obtain the best outcome possible in your situation.

If you have been charged with a crime or the police want to talk to you, contact Brill Legal Group today to discuss how we can help.

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