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Experience:  Criminal Justice Degree, JD with Criminal Law Concentration. Worked for the DA and U.S. Attorney.
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How can I engage a public defender to represent me in a dui

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How can I engage a public defender to represent me in a dui alcohol (0.09) case?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 7 months ago.
Hi, I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. When you go before the judge for either your initial appearance or the arraignment, the judge will appoint a public defender for you. You do not need to engage one on your own. There should be lawyers from the public defender's office in the courthouse, but if there isn't, the judge can postpone the hearing until a public defender can appear.