If I was charged with disorderly conduct and the criminal discharge of a firearm, do I need to get a lawyer?

They are both misdemeanors. This is the first time I’ve ever been in trouble and I really just want to get the charges off my record.

Asked on June 30, 2014 under Criminal Law, Kansas

Answers:

Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You are never required to hire a lawyer, but that would certainly be a wise idea.  The charge sthat you relate are significant and a conviction can have a long lasting impact on your future. 


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