I received a citation in december for "hindering, interfering, and detering arrest"(that's all that is written on the ticket). I've done some research and am thinking this means I am being charged with Obstructing a Peace Officer.
My citation says I must appear in court for this. If this is indeed what I'm being charged with it is a Class I felony in Nebraska carrying up to a 12 months jail sentence and a fine. I have no priors at all and think I'd likely get off with a fine maybe probation at most but I'm not sure if I should risk it by pleading guilty or no contest, and i really can't afford an attorney. at the same time the offense happened in a different city from where I live so I really don't want to have to take work off and travel too much. So I'd like to just get it over with. The charge stems from a drunken night out on the town when I unknowingly grabbed a cops' jacket after a fight broke out(tore a button off of it). It was dark out he didn't look like a cop and I had just recieved an ass kicking before being pulled out of the pile by the same cop I allegedly ... Any advice would be appreciated.