If you truly can't afford a DWI/DUI attorney, then when you go to your hearing, request a court appointed attorney. However, it is my strong suggestion that you contact a local attorney who is well versed, or ideally NHTSA Certified, in standardized field sobriety tests. Especially if they have a video of your tests, a good attorney can challenge your number of cues, or the validity of the tests due to improper procedure, induced false positives, etc.
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If you can not afford to hire an experienced DUI attorney, then use the public defender. That is a better alternative than trying to represent yourself in court on a DUI charge, which are complicated to defend. Also, I am concerned that you say the breath tests were inconclusive. Did they then ask you to take a blood test? And if so, did you refuse the blood test? That could potentially raise other issues if that's what happened. Good luck. Congratulations on the new pregnancy. Children are a gift!
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