Probably not as good as with a local criminal attorney - however, if you can't afford one, AND if you qualify, request the Public Defender
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You have a good chance of receiving a light sentence, including supervision, even without an attorney. You did not mention what you were charged with and it might have been possible to reduce the charges and possibly also the sentence if you had a lawyer. You indicate you cannot afford counsel, but have you checked into the actual fees that would be charged? You might be surprised at the fees are not as high as you thought they would be. Ask around. There are many good lawyers in your area.