What to do if I was involved in a fraternity prank and now am facing theft and breaking and entering charges?

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What to do if I was involved in a fraternity prank and now am facing theft and breaking and entering charges?

I already have a theft, MIP and DUI on my record and need some help. I am currently going through psychological evaluation for mental health disorders (nxiety, depression and OCD). My therapist brought up to me that there is a mental health court that I might be able to transfer to for to seek further help because she believes that I need to be entered into a treatment program and I involuntarily agreed with these terms.I have not had my arrangement yet and I am seeking advice for whom I should contact for a lawyer or take the state lawyer so I can transfer or go to rehab instead of extensive jail time

Asked on June 14, 2013 under Criminal Law, Washington

Answers:

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Hello. You should definitely contact a private attorney in your state for assistance. You should read various attorneys' biography/resume webpages in choosing. I suggest you get online and do some studying. You could also ask one or more reference librarians to assist you in your search. 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.

Stan Helinski / McKinley Law Group

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Get a lawyer.  Once you get past a clerk's hearing or arraignment, you're in the case. One case can completely mess up your life, and the criminal justice system is very complex.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it's going to cost you a lot of money, and you'll have to be in court a number of times.  


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