Things You Should Expect and Request of Criminal Courts
- Clear notice of your right to counsel before the entry of any plea, and access to a public defender if you are facing jail time and cannot afford to pay for one.
- Enough time and contact with your public defender that they understand your case and can adequately represent you.
- A speedy and public trial.
- No jailing of people who cannot pay court debts.
- No revocation of driver’s licenses for inability to pay court debts.