I was charged with a misdemeanor Dui in July 2010. There has been several delays, the last one was my Attorney suffered a stroke. Since then his office filed and was granted a motion to no longer represent me as he was the only attorney that handled this sort of thing. I received a notice of a trial date in the mail. Over the last couple years I have fallen on hard times and cannot afford another attorney so I went to the pre trial hearing with hopes to speak to the prosecutor for some sort of plea. I did so and was very disappointed with the offer! The prosecutor then told the judge in court that we have a pending deal and if she does not hear from me today we should go ahead with the trial on Tuesday. My question is; is it too late to ask for a court appointed attorney? According to the prosecutor my two options are to take this deal or represent myself on Tuesday. If I am still able to obtain a court appointed attorney, please advise.
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