One thing is for sure, if you’ve been accused of breaking any law, hiring an attorney has to be an item of consideration if a thoughtful resolution is to be sought. Thoughtful resolutions are important. A thoughtful resolution can keep a temporary instance like a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense from causing a lifetime of havoc.
Just imagine a person who was arrested for marijuana in their early 20s. Either they fought the charge and got the case dismissed and have no record of the crime on their record, in comparison to the person who was arrested for the same charge but decided to plead guilty and do three or four days in jail. Although the differences in the cases may seem minor (to exaggerate), the lifelong consequences of being convicted as a drug criminal can prevent you from easily attaining higher levels in life, corporate America, and in relationships.
Racial profiling is real but being stupid is avoidable. False arrests are real, but so are lawsuits in which damages are sought. Regardless of the situation you find yourself in legal protection by a prestigious criminal defense attorney with experience helping defendants are worth their weight in gold if they are any good at what they do.