What do I do if I was charged with embezzlement and out on bail? 24 Answers as of February 26, 2013

Charged with embezzlement and out on bail but have upcoming court date. Also charged with DUI on a separate charge and not related. What do I do?

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William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, elocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 2/26/2013
Margolin & Lawrence | Allison B. Margolin
Get a good lawyer for both cases. if you were out on bail for the felony and picked up a misdemeanor, you cannot get a 2 year enhancement that would apply if you were out on bail on a felony and picked up a felony. Don't do that.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/18/2013
The Cross Firm, P.C.
The Cross Firm, P.C. | Leslie Warren Cross, Jr.
You need to hire an attorney and don't make any statements to the DA or police without legal counsel.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 2/17/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Retain an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/17/2013
Douglas J. Smith, Attorney
Douglas J. Smith, Attorney | Douglas Smith
Please call an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
Replied: 2/16/2013
    Law Offices of Jonathan Mincis | Jonathan J. Mincis, Esq.,
    It might make sense to consult an attorney for both Your criminal charge and the DWI, if you are in New Jersey Your DWI will be in Municipal Court and chances are the criminal charge will be in Superior Court, if you cannot afford a lawyer i would make application to apply for a public Defender.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
    You should retain a good criminal lawyer or have the court appoint a public defender and hope that you get probation. You need to consider the consequences of your actions and make good decisions or you are going to ruin your life.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones
    The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones | B. Elaine Jones
    Dear Sir/Madam: The embezzlement charge is a felony and the DUI of course affects your ability to drive among other things. You need to retain an attorney to represent you as as soon as possible so they can explore all possible defenses.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    You need some serious legal representation as one outcome could effect the other in some way. Consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area and maybe have the same attorney represent you in both cases if that is possible.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Henry Lebensbaum | Henry Lebensbaum
    Get a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    Well you should first think about getting the money together to pay back any money that got embezzled. (Assuming you did it.) Second get a lawyer because you need one. Maybe something can be worked out.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Hire a criminal defense attorney, and do it fast because you have only 10 days to save your license.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    You probably need to be more careful and retain an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Connell-Savela
    Connell-Savela | Jason Savela
    get lawyers on each case - if you cannot afford, then get a public defender.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
    Not involve yourself in any further illegal activity. Exercise your right to attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Patrick Earl Attorney
    Patrick Earl Attorney | Patrick Owen Earl
    You hire an attorney and see what type of case they have against you.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Midway Law
    Midway Law | Joseph I. Silverzweig
    What you should do in the event of criminal charges against you varies widely depending on the circumstances you were charged under, the evidence the state has, and what your interests are. The first question you need to answer is what kind of legal help you want to acquire to handle this issue. Both embezzlement and DUI are serious charges in Utah and carry significant penalties; it is appropriate to hire a lawyer to defend yourself against them. If you can not afford an attorney, you will be given the opportunity to fill out a document called an 'affidavit of indigency', where you disclose your income and savings. If those numbers are low enough, you will be appointed a free public defender. Even if you qualify for a public defender, you can still retain a private attorney if you want. Public defenders are usually good, experienced attorneys who genuinely want to help you, but sometimes they can be severely overworked. They often don't respond to phone calls quickly or accept as much input into the case. A private attorney, if you find a good one, will make time to meet with you and work on your theory of the case, as well as taking more time to explain to you the process you are going through. A private attorney for these cases will likely cost you between 3,000 and 6,000 dollars, depending on the experience and rate of your attorney. Once you've got an attorney, he or she will explain the next steps of your case and what you can expect moving forward.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
    Hire an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey | Michael E. Dailey
    Get a lawyer. If you can't afford one, one may be appointed by the court but only if there is determination you can not afford to get one yourself.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    Hire a good defense attorney for each case. As you have two of them pending, you stand a good chance of doing some jail time. A good defense attorney should be able to resolve them so that you serve as little, or no, time at all.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Rizio & Nelson
    Rizio & Nelson | John W. Bussman
    Get a local lawyer. Obviously, I don't know anything about your case. It's impossible to give good advice without thoroughly reviewing the details.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Clearly hire one, or perhaps two defense attorneys.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/16/2013
    Natty Shafer Law
    Natty Shafer Law | Nathaniel Shafer
    Hire a lawyer to tell you your rights and help you fight the charges.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 2/16/2013
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