How do I obtain a lawyer if I cannot afford one?
There are Public Defender applications available at the clerks window. If you intend to ask the court to appoint a lawyer to represent you, you will need to fill out one of these forms. You will also need to provide proof of income & your financial situation. At arraignment, if you tell the judge that you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, the court will provide you with an application.

If appointed you will be given the business card of your attorneys office and advised to contact them ASAP. They will not contact you.

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1. What are my constitutional rights?
2. Should I talk to a lawyer before entering a plea?
3. How do I obtain a lawyer if I cannot afford one?
4. If I plead guilty, what happens?
5. What happens if I plead not guilty?
6. What alternatives are there for serving a jail sentence?
7. What must I do if I can't pay my fine today?
8. What is a suspended sentence?
9. What if I have a change of address?
10. How do I know what court to go to?
11. What is the address of District Court?