This is for the state of: NC
For my arraignment day, the court officials didn't inform me of getting a public defender nor asked me. I called the Public Defender's office and the receptionist told me that on my next court date I should ask for one.
However, in my case (this is the other thread with info on my case)
I don't know if the court would find me guilty if I didn't complete the program by next court date. I feel I might be able to get a lesser charge if I get a Public Defender. I don't know, am I too late to get a Public Defender?? or is asking for one on my next court date okay?? The court would just appoint me a PD and reschedule my case again correct? I hope so b/c I can't afford a lawyer at all and I'm worry.
Also does completing a diversion program puts me in probation?