Legal Question in Criminal Law in Michigan

At an arraignment at court for shoplifting do you need a lawyer? Or is it just where you say guilty or not guilty, do they even give you a chance to explain why you did it

Asked on 6/03/13, 11:29 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

William Morrison Action Defense Center

Given your need to explain, plead NOT guilty and you will then be scheduled for a hearing.

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Answered on 6/03/13, 12:15 pm

Timothy Klisz Klisz Law Office, PLLC

Yes. Say not guilty and get to a pretrial. Having a lawyer on board can often skip the arraignment.

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Answered on 6/03/13, 2:47 pm

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