You need an attorney without doubt. You should try the legal aid society or call the local bar association for a list of pro bono or reduced rate attorneys.
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You must document every conversation or contact that you have with CPS or any court personnel. I'm not sure what "paperwork" you are being told is necessary, but it sounds like you are entitled to an appointed attorney. Unfortunately, the an attorney is not usually appointed before the first court appearance in front of a judge, and that is very late in the process. I suggest you find a way to pay for a consultation (at least) with a local attorney asap. You can find local attorneys here on Avvo. Good luck!
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