Yes. He has been charged with a Class A misdemeanor, which is a crime.
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Does he need a lawyer?
Yes. He has been charged with a crime. Id the cousin an adult or a juvenile? His sister may lose her school metrocard privilege as well.
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Since he is facing a misdemeanor charge it would be in his best interest to have an attorney handle this matter. This is a serious matter although it may not seem like it.
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Your cousin should not take any chances. He or she faces a misdemeanor charge and his sister could be in trouble too since he used her metrocard. Your cousin should consult with an attorney immediately. An attorney could help avoid a guilty verdict or minimize the damage. Ignoring this could come back and cause more problems later. Find someone experienced with these types of cases.
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Yes, he should consult with a lawyer.
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