Sounds like your violation is based upon failure to complete community service, and if I am not mystaken, a knew theft charge?
Regardless, if you cannot afford an attorney, you can request a court appointed attorney if they are looking to put you in jail.
James S. Abrenio
This answer does not create a attorney/client relationship, but is intended solely in the court of discussion. It is always my recommendation to retain an attorney whenever a court appearance is necessary. This recommendation is highlighted when it relates to an individual's criminal record.
To echo Mr. Abrenio, it seems that the violation is for a new charge and failure to complete community service. At the first court date, you can request the court to appoint you the Office of the Public Defender, unless you had a court-appointed attorney on the underlying charge, in which case you will be appointed your prior attorney.
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