I intend to plead guilty. Do I need to hire a lawyer?
Yes, if you’re planning on pleading guilty, it’s very important to speak with your attorney and have your attorney with you in the courtroom. In certain cases, your attorney may be able to negotiate for a lighter sentence or a lesser charge. If you attempt to represent yourself in the courtroom, you may end up facing stiffer penalties. Because of this, it’s important that you use your right to call your attorney when you’re arrested, especially if you are admitting guilt.