You're entitled to a lawyer (paid or appointed, if you qualify) whenever there is a possibility of jail time. A traffic offense/misdemeanor carries potential jail time in GA. Know what you're up against before walking into the court room. Good luck!
If you qualify for a public defender, then you can use him or her to represent you. If you do not qualify, you need to have an attorney representing you. There are mandatory fines and jail time associated with driving with no license. You will need an attorney to help you fight this charge.
While I am a licensed attorney in the State of Georgia, I am not your attorney, even though I have answered your question here on Avvo. I take the time to answer questions here on Avvo as a public service, and a way to help educate the public about certain aspects of the criminal justice system here in Georgia. If you are in need of more detailed answers or representation, you will have to contact me, set up an appointment, and after a consultation, retain me for my services.
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