Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
Thank you for your follow up.
2 weeks is more than enough time to find a lawyer, so it is important to contact and retain a local attorney before the court date, as the court is not obligated to grant continuance.
Also, it is never a good idea to try to represent yourself in a criminal case, even if the person is a licensed lawyer and not someone who has no law degree, not a licensed attorney and doesn't have the legal knowledge and experience that is required in order to effectively handle criminal case.
There would be no way to learn about criminal law and criminal procedure in a short time, as it takes lawyers 3 years of law school and many years of practice to learn the law and criminal procedure.
I wish you the best of luck!