First, never listen to what a police officer tells you, they are permitted to lie to you in order to incriminate you. Second, never talk to a police officer, always assert your right to remain silent and refer any questions from law enforcement to your attorney. You are always entitled to hire an attorney, I recommend you consult with a local criminal attorney regarding this case asap (use the search function on avvo and look for a criminal attorney in NH). If you don't have an attorney absolutely you should plead not guilty and ask the court to appoint you an attorney. Best of luck.
You should consult a criminal defense attorney in your area. Feel free to call my office at 603-476-3261.
I suspect that the officer told you that you are not entitled to a public defender, because the charge is only a Class B misdemeanor. You can always hire a lawyer, though.
That being said, you probably should hire a lawyer if you want to negotiate a plea agreement with the prosecutor. Best of luck.
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