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Your Rights If Charged with a Petty Misdemeanor
Like every defendant in any case, if you are charged with a petty misdemeanor you have a right to state your case before a judge and to be represented by an attorney. In fact, in Minnesota petty misdemeanor defendants have seven specific rights:
- The right to have your case continued so you can speak with a lawyer
- The right to have a lawyer represent you in court
- The right to be presumed innocent
- The right to be tried by a judge
- The right to remain silent, including making no statement to the police or at a trial
- The right to cross-examine witnesses such as the police officer who issued the citation
- The right to subpoena witnesses who will testify on your behalf
Experienced Petty Misdemeanor Defense Lawyers Can Help
Here’s how knowledgeable, skilled and experienced petty misdemeanor defense lawyers can help you in court. We may be able to reduce the penalty or the severity of the charges against you. It is often possible for us to help you keep the petty misdemeanor offense off of your record. At Sieben Edmunds Miller, our authoritative Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys and St.Paul criminal defense attorneys will protect you.
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