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Asked in Henrico, VA Jun. 17, 2020 ,  1 answers Visitors: 2
Do I need to be represented by a lawyer for a trespassing charge? No prior charges or convictions. Thanks.

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Posted on / Jun. 22, 2020 07:05:09

You need to appear as trespassing is a class one misdemeanor that carries up to twelve months in jail and up to a $2500 fine. The court should advise you that you are entitled to an attorney since the crime carries potential jail exposure. The court could also choose to waive jail time which makes you ineligible for a court appointed attorney and you may want to hire your own. Speak to local counsel in your area immediately.

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