I made a big mistake & was arrested for theft at a store. I'm really worried about my court date. This is my first offense with anything. I don't even know what to expect. Should I hire a lawyer?
Everyone on this thread is giving you great advice. At the very least you need to go sit down and consult with a lawyer about the case. If you just walk into court and try to handle it on your own there is no telling what will happen.See question
I was given a ticket for passing a red light so I got a lawyer, I realized today when I checked my mail that they are revoking my license and I also have to pay to fine because I didn't show up. Obviously, I did not go because I expected my lawyer...
Call your lawyer's office immediately and try to find out what happened. There is a chance that your lawyer did show up and the clerk's office simply made a clerical error. If your lawyer did fail to show up, find out why and proceed accordingly. Hopefully this is something that can corrected with just a quick phone call. Good luck.See question