can i go to jail for a class a mistimener?do i need a defence attourny to see a magistrate?

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can i go to jail for a class a mistimener?do i need a defence attourny to see a magistrate?

Im being charged with domestic battery ,but during the time i was on a medication that was given me a bad reaction which made me aggressive and this is my first offence. Do i have anything to worry about?

Asked on May 17, 2009 under Criminal Law, Indiana

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

A class A misdemeanor is one of the more serious misdemeanors and should be taken seriously, especially becasue it is a domestic case.  You will probably be required to see a family relations advisor to discuss the situation.  The state's attorney is gong to be tough on you unless the family relations advisor gives him a good report from talking to you and/or your girlfriend.  I suggst that you hire a lawyer to help you as this is your first offense and you ant to keep your rcord clean.  A domestic case is something you want to go at yourself.


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