Is it best to get a lawyer or public defender?
This is my second driving on suspended apparently, at least that's what the sheriff officer said.
Honestly should I get a lawyer because of jail time or should I plead No Contest and take my punishment.
Will they work with me on my jail time? Like can I go in on my days off and get out for work. I have a set schedule for work so I have the same days off every month.
1 attorney answer
Most courts will not place you on probation until after you have served at least 5 days in jail on a second time driving while suspended. There is no way an attorney in this or any on line forum can tell you what to do or give you advice. There are simply too many considerations involved. In order to get advice you would need to sit down with an attorney and discuss all the options, what the prosecutor is likely to do, what your judge is likely to do, how jail time or probation will affect you, whether you have any legal or factual defenses. At least talk to an attorney before making a decision. In addition to jail time you are looking at court costs, fines, an SR-22 requirement, and an additional suspension.
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