fell asleep at the light . Nones was hurt . Did not take a breathlizer
Dear Petersburg - I suggest that you get a local lawyer who has experience in the DUI arena. I wish you well and hope that you realize how serious this is! good luck.
You definitely need a lawyer. No question about it. If you can't find one on this website that is willing to help you and that you want to hire in time, you can talk to the prosecutor yourself and explain the situation. if you can't do that, when your case is called, you can ask the judge for a "continuance" explaining that you want legal counsel. The judge might ask you why you didn't take care of that before but he or she will likely give you a new court date. I don't know the facts of your case, but I strongly recommend not going ahead on this one on your own. If this is your first court date, it might be an arraignment, in which case today is the day when the judge will ask if you need a lawyer, if you qualify for public defender help, or if you want to hire one. Good luck.
You should go to court and ask for a continuance, so you can either speak to or hire a lawyer. Normally the court will give a continuance so you can speak or/and hire a lawyer. If it is your first court date for this matter, it may be what is called your arraignment, and normally a court just wants to know if you have a lawyer or not and what your plans are in getting representation. Normally, for an arraignment, the judge does not ask for a plea.
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Do not enter a plea. Tell the judge you want to talk to a lawyer and ask for court appointed if you qualify or a continuance so you can hire one. Then get out there and hire one!
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You need to either hire an attorney or have one appointed for you and discuss the case with them. Do not post detailed facts about your case on this forum because you could inadvertently incriminate yourself.
Do not appear in court without an attorney on this case. I recommend you find a lawyer and get a consult.
You made a mistake by not speaking to a lawyer about this charge, especially with it being your second appearance now. DWI 2nd within 5-10 years carries a mandatory minimum 10 days in jail and if the two were within 5 years the mandatory minimum is 20 days. It is a Class 1 Misdemeanor and is a very serious offense. Do not waste any more time. Contact a qualified local DWI attorney immediately to help you navigate this charge. Good luck.
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