I was denied an attorney at arraignment in Pierce County. The Pro Tem threatened me with contempt of court if I did not make a plea without an attorney. After bringing me back to court After lunch, she entered a plea for me against my wishes. Both the Tacoma Municipal Court website and the Pierce County Courthouse website stated clearly that I had the right to an attorney and that it would be wise to have one. Isn't it fraudulent to tell the public they have a right to an attorney at arraignment and then in court we are denied? Thank you.
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