Q: what happens if i couldn't get a lawyer in time for court
i paid my bail for both selling beer to a minor and misdemeanor of a firearm, but i couldn't get a lawyer in time for court. what will happen to me.
A: You have a Constitutional right to a lawyer. Just tell the Judge that you need to get a lawyer or have one appointed for you.
Don't panic. If the Court determines you are indigent and cannot afford to hire
counsel an attorney will be appointed. If you are not indigent or you
prefer to hire private counsel most likely the judge will give you a
reasonable amount of time to hire one. Be prepared to tell the judge
what your current financial situation is and if you wish to hire counsel
tell the Judge you have an attorney in mind and how much time you will need to retain
him or her.
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