I was charged with a F5 possession I have a felony from over 25years ago and 4 dui from 15 years ago I'm indigent do I have to worry I have represent myself before I know I can get this dropped to a misdemeanor 3 or 4 just asking your advice
I'm not sure why you are so sure you can get an F5 dropped to an M4, but I wouldn't proceed without an attorney in this matter. If you are indigent, why would you not employ the services of a court appointed attorney? Do you believe the BS that they know and do nothing? If you are eligible, you can and should enlist the help of a court appointed attorney.
As for your question, there are no magic words to get a felony reduced or dropped. You need to look at the specifics facts of every case and make a determination of where the weakness(es) lie. Only then would an attorney know how to attack the charge. DO NOT PUT THE FACTS ON THIS FORUM.
I wish you luck no matter how you proceed, but I hope you make the sensible choice and involve an attorney.
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You really need a public defended to assist you. When these cases are amended to misdemeanors, it is almost always a first-degree misdemeanor.
I would not count on any reduction. I would ask the Court to assign a public defender. They will be able to assist you and will give you the best chance at getting a plea deal. It is possible that a plea can be worked out. Probably the most likely plea would be to an attempt possession (MI). Do not count on any plea. Get legal assistance.
Go to the public defender's office in your county or municipality. Usually an F5, if reduced, is reduced to an M1. You need an attorney though. Good luck to you.
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