I haven't been able to make a payment to my credit card since February and am now being sued for breech of contract. My family of 4 are now only surviving on my income of social security disablity and are receiving food stamps and can barely pay the bills. I have court next week and I cannot afford a lawyer. I haven't had a lot of time to deal with this because I am ill with cancer,and just had surgery on Sept.30. Would I qualify for a public defender? If so,how do I go about getting one? Can they send me to jail for the 2,600 debt?They are also suing for court costs.