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Asked on: 1/19/07, 10:23 am

Why did judge say I need a lawyer for driving without a license?

My license was suspended after a DWI conviction. It took me several years to pay all of my fines. I was very close to getting my license back when I was stopped because of expired tags. I was cited for expired tags AND driving while license was revoked. In court, the D.A. dismissed the ''tags'' charge and dropped my DWRL charge down to driving without an operators license. It seemed pretty obvious that I was guilty so that's how I tried to plead. The judge said he thought that was a bad idea and that I should continue the case and speak with a lawyer before pleading guilty. Why? What can a lawyer do for me? Other than literally turning back time, how can a lawyer make me ''not guilty'' ?

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