You should always plead Not Guilty, and ask for time to hire a lawyer. You will not be penalized for pleading not guilty and later changing your plea.
If you plead guilty or no contest, you will automatically be convicted of the offense, and it can be difficult to withdraw a guilty or no contest plea once it is entered.
If you or a family member has been arrested, pick up the phone and get some advice before it’s too late. Call Attorney Patrick Mulligan at 937-228-9790 – the call is free.