Q: Can I get more time to find a lawyer if I was given a court appointed lawyer a few days before my court date
A: Yes you will be allowed more time to shop for retained counsel if you were appointed a lawyer a few days before your first setting in court. You are unclear about which "court date" you are talking about. If you mean you were appointed a lawyer just a few days before your trial setting, chech with the appointed lawyer about your rights, he or she is who you should be asking questions like this.
Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer
A: The judge may want to know that you are making progress on hiring an attorney so be ready to answer questions like:
Have you spoken to any attorneys?
Have you scheduled any consultations?
When do you expect to have an attorney?
If you haven't made substantial progress the judge may give you a stern lecture before granting you additional time.
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