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My son has no money, how does he get a public defender

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My son has no money, how does he get a public defender before he enters his plea with the judge via video cam today?
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Your son should immediately request a continuance. A continuance is a grant of additional preparation time before or during a trial. Either the prosecution or the defense can request a continuance, and sometimes even the court can order a continuance of its own accord.
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The 6th Amendment of the Constituon requires a person to have the chance to be represented by counsel in plea negotiations and at the time of entering a plea. In his request, He could cite that without the assistance of counsel, there is o way to adequately prepare for this decision and by continuing with this proceeding, his Constitutional rights will be violated.
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Your son should request an attorney to do this for him ASAP. the judge should grant this continuance.
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