Me and some friends went to a abandon hospital and got caught but the place was fenced in and we found a hole to get in and went in the building. Park rangers caught us and we were let go with court dates
A person always has the right to represent themselves at a hearing/trial without an attorney. However, an attorney can do a better job of presenting your case; and also providing you with a better explanation of your rights and the consequences of the court decision afterwards. If you decide to fight this matter on your own, then you should make sure to go to the hearing on the date indicated on your notice. Good luck.
If you cannot afford an attorney, you most likely would qualify for a court-appointed attorney. You potentially can be charged with Breaking & Entering (F5), or possibly Criminal Trespass (M4). Either one carries a possible jail or prison sentence. An experienced criminal defense attorney can more effectively explore possible defenses and negotiate a more favorable plea agreement, if necessary. Too risky to go at this alone.
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If you needed to have an abscessed tooth extracted, would you do it yourself? Nothing legally can stop you, but it's silly. So is going to court without a lawyer.
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