Appointment of Counsel

If the Prosecuting Attorney is requesting that you be sentenced to jail for the violation for which you are charged, the Judge will notify you before you enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. If jail is a possible punishment and you cannot afford an attorney, the Court may appoint an attorney to represent you. You do not have a constitutional right to have an attorney appointed if jail is not a possible punishment. Do not contact the Office of the Public Defender as they do not represent individuals in Municipal Court cases.