I shot a man and was charged with assualt 1st. This is my fist offense. HELP!!

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I shot a man that was on drugs trying to attack me and my pregnant girlfriend and I was charged with assualt 1st and this is my first time ever being arrested. I been working since I was 15 and I have four kids that I take care of. What hope is there for me?

ANSWER

There is always hope!

First, get an attorney to review your case and protect your rights. If you can’t afford an attorney, go immediately to the public defender’s office to get one.

Second, do not make any statements to police. If you already made statements, don’t make any more.

Third, if this is your first offense, there may be some good plea bargains available. You again need to contact an attorney to negotiate with the DA on your behalf.