If I’ve been arrested, in what county should I hire an attorney, in the one in which I live or the one where the incident occurred?

I was arrested for a misdemeanor.

Asked on August 20, 2016 under Criminal Law, New York

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can hire any lawyer who is licensed in the state in which the proceedings will be held. That having been said, selecting one who practices in the general area in which your case will be heard, can us their local court contacts to your best advantage.


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