Should I get legal representation if I already plead gulity to a misdeamenor theft charge?

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Should I get legal representation if I already plead gulity to a misdeamenor theft charge?

I have not paid the court anything. Charges occured almost 5 years ago. Charge was theft of stolen goods worth $60. Should I go it alone or would I get better results and clear my name with an attorney since I already plead gulity. I was not arrested. Would they be able to clear the charges or reduce the comtempt fees?

Asked on April 11, 2012 under Criminal Law, Louisiana

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have already appeared in court and entered a guilty plea with respect to a charge of stolen goods, I suggest that you immediately consult with a criminal defense attorney about your situation. The problem that you seemingly have gotten yourself into is that you have already entered a plea without knowing what the sentence you will receive.

Potentially a retained criminal defense attorney will be able to have your guilty plea withdrawn and would be in a better position to negotiate a better result for you than if you were on your own.


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