What would happen ifI was charged with a criminal possession charge and went to trail without a lawyer?

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What would happen ifI was charged with a criminal possession charge and went to trail without a lawyer?

I was charged with a 7th degree criminal possession charge of a controlled substance (suboxone).

Asked on November 28, 2011 under Criminal Law, New York

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I have no idea what would happen if you went to trial on your controlled substance charge as to whether you end up getting convicted or not. I always suggest that whenever a person has been charged with a criminal offense, he or she should consult with a criminal defense attorney.

As you should be aware, if you are convicted of the charge against you, the result could be a fine, jail time, community service work and worse yet, a criminal record. A criminal record could impact your ability for higher education and for getting a decent job.

My experience is that individuals who are represented by criminal defense attorneys typically do much better concerning the outcome of the ultimate result that they end up receiving than if they were representing themselves without an attorney.


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