Never signed or was informed i was charged on willfull crulty to a child. Volunteerally excepted sevices from Humen Resources a family avocate periodically made home visits, an assinged case manager. Along with CPS monitoring my case, 2 months after this incident CPS happily closed my case. Couple months after CPS dismissal, my family avocate/case manager also agreed no further monitoring was necessary. Never signed, received or was mailed any acknoledgement of the charges that were against me. No infor of a court date to appear though a warrent out for my arrest. Stopped on a traffic violation, told a warrent for my arrest was out.. Arrested & 15 hrs jail time.. my trial was dissmissed. Not sure how to plead,& awaiting pretrial.. What is the minimum/maxium i may be charged with??
You have a lot of information here that doesn't make sence - like your trial dismissed (that wouldn't happen - either you have a trial or your don't, or your case gets dismissed.) It sounds like you may have missed something in the mail, or didn't read some of your paperwork carefully enough. When CPS was originally called, were the police involved? Did you get anything from them? I'm guessing you either missed an arraignment or you overlooked some paperwork from the DA saying you needed to go to court. Either way, you need an attorney - this charge can have serious consequences. Hire an attorney, or go to court and request the public defender.
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You are rambling a bit. Not sure what you are saying. If your trial was dismissed and this is a misdemeanor case then they cannot continue prosecuting you. I bet your trial was not dismissed.
Here is the only advice you need. Get a lawyer. Either hire one or ask for the public defender.
The above information does not establish an attorney client relationship nor is it meant to provide legal advice.
To answer the bottom line question you should always plead not guilty. Your lawyer will guide you in this process. If you can't afford a private attorney demand a public defender.
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