Brian Lehman's answer In a criminal matter, you will be given a lawyer if you can't afford one. My best advice: Don't talk to anyone, particularly the police or prosecutor, without a lawyer. Whenever in court, say, I want a lawyer. And then talk with that person.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer I am not sure how the US Dept. of Labor is related to landlord tenant issues. Are you asking how a person who allegedly has an uninhabitable apartment for lease can also receive a federal grant? If so, a US DOL grant is not related to civil landlord-tenant disputes; some criminal charges can impact grants. You will need to contact a lawyer directly if you have a landlord problem.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer There are few hardship exceptions for skipping a criminal charge. The most common approach for people who have out-of-state legal matters is to hire a lawyer in the original state (note: any jail time will still need to occur in the original state). It would be wise to attend because an active warrant (whether a felony or misdemeanor) can impact multiple aspects of your life (including arrest, revocation of license, termination from work, etc.).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer All cities and municipalities have ordinances and codes available for free via the web and usually a written form at city offices. There is not duty on cities (or state/federal legislators) to disclose when local rules differ from a standard national/international model.
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