Welcome to the Arraignment process! So you have a court date, and you are not sure what is going to happen. This video will help you understand the process of the criminal arraignment and what you should do.
Some people think everyone gets a Public Defender if they want one. This is false and is not the case.
Public Defenders represent indigent clients. Clients that could never afford to hire a lawyer if they sold everything they own. No, that does not mean you have to be homeless to be appointed a Public Defender...but you do have to qualify. Do you qualify? What is the process?