I am 40 years old and have no criminal record. I was given a disorderly conduct pink summons and whose date comes up this summer. I am scheduled to appear at 346 Broadway.
I am employed and way above the poverty line. I would not qualify for a means-tested public defender.
I would like to know if I need an attorney for this court date and if so how I could find one who is effective for the most reasonable price.
I've read on the internet that often cases like this are given ACDs which would be the ideal outcome. Is there anything I can do to make that more or less likely?
I just have no idea what to expect from this or even how to get reliable information. Any information or source would be greatly appreciated.