your honor i am requesting an attorney be appointed do not going to court
as a 19-year-old accident Dui without representation most likely the court
will not allow you to represent yourself anyway
DO NOT PLEAD GUILTY!!!!!! Speak to an attorney before making any decision! You have so many options and you need to exercise them all! Just walking in a pleading guilty to a misdemeanor offense is WRONG! Talk to an attorney about your options, most give free consultation.
When you go to court if you cannot afford an attorney, the judge will give you a free one.
Elliot Zarabi www.FreeCriminalConsultation.com 213-612-7720 This answer does not constitute full legal advise. I do not know the full details of the case and therefore cannot make a full determination on your case or your answer. I always recommend speaking to an attorney in detail regarding your case.
You tell the judge you are ready to throw your life away. This isn't just a "simple" DUI. You looking at possibly getting charged with DUI, resisting arrest, maybe hit & run depending on facts, and if anyone else was injured - the DUI would be a felony.
Not good. Don't go to court without a lawyer. The consequences of a DUI are much more drastic then just a slap on the wrist. By volunteering yourself for the conviction (by getting a lawyer), your risking future employment opportunities and your insurability.
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Why would anyone plead guilty without any knowledge of the situation? You should be nervous because you are not acting in your best interest. I wish you the best, but you need an attorney. I know at 19 you are not going to listen to anyone so good luck and bear in mind that the nightmare you are about to experience tomorrow may haunt you for the rest of your life.
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Lawyers, even criminal/DUI defense lawyers hire attorneys when they get in trouble. When President Lincoln said that a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client, it was implicit that someone without a legal education REALLY has no place representing themselves. Taking the first offer to save some money/time is not the way to go and will turn out poorly for you in the long run. If you can afford private counsel, you should hire an attorney. If you cannot, the court will appoint the public defender (an experienced defense attorney) to represent you.
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