If my daughter was arrested for a misdeamenor charge with a $1000 fine, does she need legal representation?

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If my daughter was arrested for a misdeamenor charge with a $1000 fine, does she need legal representation?

She has a court date next month. She can pay the fine.

Asked on August 8, 2012 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

A misdemeanor charge is still a serious offense and can cause a black eye to your daughters criminal record if convicted. My advice is to always contact a criminal defense attorney to handle criminal matters to seek a successful resolution of your case. If you can not afford counsel, the court can appoint one for you if you qualify. 


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