If you qualify, you may be appointed counsel to represent your interest. Prior to your court date, as far in advance as possible, you should contact the public defenders office of the Court where your case is coming up and schedule an appointment to be interviewed to see if you qualify for a public defender.
Before you go back to court, you can call the solicitor's office and ask them if they would allow you to plead nolo contendere to the charge. If you haven't already done this in the past 5 years, this plea will allow you to keep points off of your license. There will still be a fine to pay, but no points.
If you are not able to talk to the solicitor beforehand, you can also speak to him or her on the next day you are scheduled to be in court.