I went to district court on criminal charges. I lost and appealed. I have a court hearing tomorrow and it's my first one through the common wealth courts. I have no representation so I will be arriving early with all my paperwork, assuming I'm accepted and the judge appoints me a public defendant a continuance will most likely happen.
According to the PA laws that I've researched, I only get 20 days from my most recent plea to demand a trial by jury, will tomorrow be considered a plea? I'm going to go in, tell the prosecutor that I am indigent and pleading not guilty and need representation. At that time can I head over and file a request for a trail by jury or do I not longer have that right. Apparently if your ignorant to current laws and cant afford a lawyer your rights are "waived"