Earlier today I was given a ticket for endangering the welfare of children for leaving my sick sleeping 3 year old in the car for 5 min. Car was on and locked( I have 2 sets of keys), the sun roof and driver window slightly cracked, steering wheel has locking hub so no theft of vehicle and I also set up my iPad to watch her from my phone. Was an in and out as I had prepaid and just needed to pick up item at desk. Probably wasn’t even 5 minutes. I assumed this was okay, there aren’t any laws regarding leaving kids in cars and even some states have laws where it’s okay under certain time limits and such.
A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer (mostly barristers) specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. Some criminal defense lawyers are privately retained, while others are employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts for appointment to represent indigent persons; the latter are generally called public defenders. The terminology is imprecise because each jurisdiction may have different practices with various levels of input from state and federal law or consent decrees. Some jurisdictions use a rotating system of appointments with judges appointing a private practice attorney or firm for each case. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_defense_lawyer
If you're facing criminal charges (You were detained and imprisoned by the police), You have the right to remain silent. You should remember, that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court. You have - just like anyone else - the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an criminal defense attorney, you may qualify for a court-appointed lawyer.
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