jamaica.He broke my nose, blackened my eye.He was arrested and initially charges with assualt occassioning bodily harm.After taking my statement the police sent me to the doctors due to my injuries.The doctor examined me, the report stated my nose was broken.I returned it immediately to the officer. Once she saw the report, my husband was charged with assualt occassioning grevious bodily harm.After that 3 days later he went to the police and said I had also assualted him.I did not,but I was then charged with assualt occass bodily harm.Went to court there in jamaica,judge read he said I injured him.She told me to get a lawyer and I did, my charge against him is 1st but the lawyer is saying the clerk of court will represent me/act as my lawyer until his charge against me is up.Is that normalWhat I am trying to fully understand is. Why can't the lawyer that I retained speak for me. She said that she doesn't even think that his charge against me will even be addressed after the photos and medical report proving my substantial injuries are presented in court Jan 14,2010. She said once my charge against him starts the clerk of court will prosecute and act as my attorney, and if I want her to she can be there to observe. If the clerk of court is going to represent me what do I need to pay independent counsel for. Why would the judge say get a lawyer? Is that normal procedure? I do not know because I have not ever faced any criminal court matter before. Please help me understand.I've had a hard time trying to find and obtain legal representation there. I am lacking in trust where the jamaican culture and people are concerned right now. Usually they think that "American" means your rich. Does what she say's make since? is this accurate?