My boyfriend has court for indictment what’s best to do and is an attorney mandatory on that that? 10 Answers as of February 27, 2013

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William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
Whether to have an attorney is a personal right. Consider whether he knows the law, procedure, rules of evidence, prosecutor, and the judge well enough to risk having a permanent criminal record and possibly having to serve time.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 2/27/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
He should get a lawyer and fight the matter. Yes he should get a lawyer. They know what can and can't be done.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/20/2013
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
It is not a simple question that can be answered on this type of forum. There are many factors that would need to be considered and evaluated. First of all, since we do not have all the facts, such as what he is being indicted for, it is not really possible to answer with complete accuracy.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/20/2013
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
When in doubt, hire a lawyer. If jail time is possible, hire a lawyer. As your question does not give a clue as to the facts of charges, hire an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/20/2013
Henry Lebensbaum | Henry Lebensbaum
I would think hiring one is essential.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 2/20/2013
    Law Offices of Jonathan Mincis | Jonathan J. Mincis, Esq.,
    It is always good to have a lawyer when you are facing a criminal charge. A person can represent themselves but it is generally better to have a lawyer since there are things that they are trained to handle that you are not.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Grant & Grant
    Grant & Grant | Richard L. Grant, Esq.
    Yes. Need to immediately contact an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney who regularly appears in the court where your matter is filed.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/19/2013
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    It is not the indictment, it is the charges on the indictment. Yes, he needs an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 2/19/2013
    Rizio & Nelson
    Rizio & Nelson | John W. Bussman
    Not clear what the question is. Are you asking whether or not your boyfriend needs an attorney. Is he accused of a crime. If so, has he actually been indicted for the crime. If so, what is he accused of etc.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/19/2013
    Law Office of James Gandy
    Law Office of James Gandy | James Gandy
    This is an impossible question to answer given the information provided and the format. As a general rule, it is always better to have an attorney than not. You would probably do better contacting attorneys to discuss this matter.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/19/2013
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