Do I need an attorney for a theft by receiving charge?
Question Details: I was arrested for having a license plate on my car that did not belong to my vehicle and was reported stolen out of another county. I had a warrant out for me from that county and also the county I was arrested in filed an arrest warrant.
You should have an attorney. Receiving stolen property (the license plate) is a crime, not a traffic offense; you have the possibility of jail time (most likely for a license plate, up to, but no more than, 12 months). Whenever there is the possibility of jail time, you want an attorney to maximimize your chance of (possibly) getting the charges dropped or (more likely) getting just fines and/or probation. The attorney can represent you much better than you can represent yourself.
The error you describe is a harmless one--the equivalent of a "typo." It does not affect the substance of the charge and can be corrected in court. It will not help you.