The Fifth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution guarantees that no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.
The Washington State Constitution, Article I, Section 22 guarantees an accused person's right to testify in his own behalf,
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No you should have your lawyer enter a not guilty plea.
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The only thing you should ever do at arraignment (the first hearing) is plead not guilty, unless you've already completely explored the case with your attorney and your attorney advises you to do something different.
You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot retain an attorney in time for the hearing the court should allow you to continue the hearing for a very brief time so that you can hire an attorney. If you can't afford an attorney the court will provide one. You do not admit anything without permission from your attorney!
You also have the right to not be forced into making statements of your own guilt. This is a right citizens of most countries do not have. The right to remain silent is precious. Use it and let your attorney do the talking.
Speak with an attorney before you do anything, including admitting guilty online. You have a right to be presumed innocent and fight your case for the best resolution. This typically includes an attorney fighting for you and a not guilty plea to start things off. Do not do this alone, get an attorney, either private or court appointed if you qualify.
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