Do I really need a lawyer if I’m only charged with a minor or first offense?

Often, individuals charged with a minor or first offense think it is easier (and costs less) just to plead guilty and pay a fine. That can be a serious mistake. While you ultimately may decide that is what you want to do, the best strategy is to talk with a criminal defense attorney before you make that decision. There is no charge for your first consultation at Selby Law, so you have nothing to lose by talking with attorney Elizabeth Selby.

Pleading guilty and paying a fine may cause problems for you down the line, either in your life or if you face additional charges in the future. Be safe, rather than sorry, and learn the full potential consequences of a guilty plea before you decide to enter one without representation by legal counsel.