If my wife and I got into an argument and things got out of hand so our son called the police and I was charged with disorderly conduct, should I get an attorney?

I was booked and made bail the same night. This is the first time this has happened and won’t happen again; we are in couple’s counseling and individual also. Can I plead not guilty at my court date? Do I need an attorney with me at my court date?

Asked on July 1, 2014 under Criminal Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It is always wise to retin counel.  If you have no proir charges that are similar, you may be able to avoid a conviction with some type of Stay of Prosecution. 


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