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Yes, your husband does need a lawyer. At his court appearance in a week and a half, he can request to be appointed the public defender, if he can not afford to retain a private attorney, to represent him. The attorney will look over the facts of his case and see if he has any legal defenses. If he does not, they will likely advise him to take a plea deal. While a DUI is punishable by jail, a first time offender can normally avoid it, by taking a plea and not going to trial. He could like be placed on probation,, have to perform community service, take DUI education classes, pay fines and court costs. Thank you. If you have no other questions, please click the accept button, so I can get credit for my answer.
How can I request a public defender, will I have to do it or my attorney who will be there. WIll the judge ask us or what?