Legal Question in Criminal Law in New York

I shoplifted and was caught. I now have a court date, should I hire a lawyer? I'm 18 and this is also my first time going against the law. It was a mistake and I'm trying to get rid of it. I'm just wondering if I should waste my money on a lawyer if its not necessary.

Asked on 8/03/13, 12:12 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Eric Rothstein Rothstein Law PLLC

Waste your money? You only have your whole life ahead of you.

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Answered on 8/04/13, 4:16 am

Robert Evans Robert S. Evans esq.

It is always advisable if you can afford an attorney to retain one. Unless you are indigent the court will not appoint a free one for you. A privately retained attorney will spend more time and more personal attention on your case. Your future may depend upon the proper resolution of this serious matter. You may contact my office @ 718-834-0087 for a free phone consultation.

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Answered on 8/04/13, 1:58 pm

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