Re: Criminal Citation Given for Being in Park After Closing
It will be MUCH harder to "get this removed from my record" after a conviction. The time to get your best deal is now. If you don't want to spend money on an attorney right away, go to the preliminary hearing and plead "not guilty." If the prosecutor goes forward with the charges, you can ask for a public defender if you are eligible. You may also be able to speak with the prosecutor prior to the hearing and see if he/she is willing to drop or reduce the charge or offer some deferment.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.