What to do if I am being charged with criminal mischief, harassment and domestic violence in the 3rd or 4th degree?

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What to do if I am being charged with criminal mischief, harassment and domestic violence in the 3rd or 4th degree?

I was arrested and let go on my OR and a order of protection. I have never been in any trouble before with the law. I was wondering what could happen? I already had one court date but she did not show up, so now I have another one.

Asked on August 8, 2013 under Criminal Law, New York

Answers:

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Hello. The issues you face are serious.  You may qualify for a public defender if you are low income.  Otherwise, do contact a private attorney in the state involved (I am licensed in Minnesota) for legal counsel and legal advice. Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will confer initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.

 

Tricia Dwyer, Esq.

Phone: 612-296-9666

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