It may not be necessary to hire an attorney in your case. However, because you stand to face 90 days mandatory in jail, you should certainly discuss the matter further with an attorney regarding other options, such as diversion or rehab, in lieu of jail.
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If you want to have an attorney there fighting for you, then you should hire an attorney. An attorney will be able to assist you, and hopefully eliminating or minimizing any potential jail time that you might face. Most of us offer a free consultation.
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There may be a chance the prosecution does not issue charges. However, that is not unlikely.
If it is an under the influence charge there is a 90 day mandatory jail and/or intensive drug programs.
I would suggest looking at some private attorneys in the area that offer free case evaluation.
It is key that you hire the best locally experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you that you can afford. You should obtain a free consultation as soon as possible. Good luck.
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Yes you should as you want to deal with this case proactively and not reactively meeting your appointed attorney at your first court appearance.
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At the very least you should speak to some lawyers over the phone or in person regarding the specifics of your case as many of us criminal lawyers offer free consultations. You want to minimize the impact this could have on your record and also want to minimize the punishment. A lawyer can advocate on your behalf and will know what issues to present to the prosecutor to negotiate a successful resolution. Additionally, there might be legal defenses to your case that could potentially lead to an outright dismissal.
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