I was charged with minor in possession of alcohol, under the influence of alcohol to a degree that endangers self, and failure to wear seatbelt in a national park in WY. This is my first ever offense and I was just wondering what you think the best/worst case scenario would be. If it is possible I would like to move it out of Federal Court, as well as keep the charges off of my permanent record, but I know that is a long shot. I am just not sure what to expect and I was hoping I could get a little insight into the process and how you think I will be convicted etc. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Insight? Get an attorney quickly. The attorney will investigate all the facts and circumstances and advise you accordingly. The attorney you hire will have to know all of the applicable laws relating to the offense, as well as the case law regarding it.
R. Jason de Groot, Esq. We do not have an attorney-client relationship. I am not your lawyer. The statements I make do not constitute legal advice. Any statements made by me are based upon the limited facts you have presented, and under the premise that you will consult with a local attorney. This is not an attempt to solicit business. This disclaimer is in addition to any disclaimers that this website has made. I am only licensed in Florida.
You need experienced criminal defense counsel experienced in handling these sorts of matters in the local federal court in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Wyoming Bar Association has a referral service that can be quite helpful, and you can likely find skilled counsel in the Jackson Hole area here on AVVO.
The foregoing is not legal advice nor is it in any manner whatsoever meant to create or impute an attorney/client relationship.
Bottom line is retain a local criminal lawyer to investigate the facts, and to fight it.
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