my questions are
what should i do
what are my chances of this being dropped to 49 over
and can anyone recommend a paralegal in the sault saint marie area
UnluckyDuck wrote:The best thing to do is not hire a paralegal as yet. Go to your first apperance date, ask if you could review disclosure before you can plea. They usually will set another date for you. They might just offer 49 over (I've seen people charged with 180+ and get it reduced to 49 over, so its not uncommon). If they don't take the disclosure you recieve and go see a lawyer. The reason I suggest this, is because if they offer you a 49 over on the first date, I personally would just take that and run, and you'd save money by not hiring a paralegal.
i have a summons date set for aug 24th. i was however told by a paralegal that i called that they don't offer deals on the first somms date.
So if you need a paralegal in the future, you probably dont want to use that one!
what are the pros and cons of each
If I was the prosecutor and you don't show up, instead a hired gun shows up, I would figure you can afford the fine and I would offer less of a deal.imessedup wrote:do i have a better chance getting offered 49 over if i show up or if a paralegal that i hire dose??
Not to mention it kind of send the signal you are attempting to out-mussel him/her.