If my daughter was arrested for evading police, should be retain an attorney?

She was charged with a Class D felony. The judge at arraignment insinuated that the charge may be dropped to a misdemeanor. We don’t know whether to get a lawyer or not? She was cooperative to the police officer and no one was injured and there was no property damage.

Asked on October 20, 2014 under Criminal Law, Kentucky

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Yes you need to hire an attorney as soon as you possibly can.  The lawyer can help to have the charges reduced and is really worth the peace of mind.  Often Judges understand that a kid makes a mistake and they do not want to brand them the rest of their life.  Being there to support her plus hiring counsel shows that you are involved in her life and it is good for you.  Also, in order to protect your daughter I would refrain from posting specifics on the internet in any way. Good luck.


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