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Good afternoon Jenny,I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
Your first court date is just the arraignment and at that hearing you will be told what the charge is against you and be allowed to enter a plea of not guilty or guilty. It is not necessary to know your BAC prior to that time----however in almost all instances you will kn0ow because the DA wouldn't file charges if the BAC is under the legal limit.
At the first court hearing---the arraignment, you will want to plead not guilty and tell the judge that you cannot afford an attorney and that you need to be appointed defense counsel and the judge will instruct you as to how to go about applying for that attorney.
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Good afternoon,Do you have any additional questions that you would like me to address for you?In case you would like a phone call to further discuss these issues you have raised, I will make that offer to you. You are certainly not obligated to accept a call offer, but many people do find it helpful for clarification purposes, as well as to allow them to ask additional questions.As I have provided you with the information you asked for, would you please now rate my service to you so I can be compensated for assisting you?Thanks in advance,Doug