My question involves criminal law for the state of: KY. My son was recently charged with driving without his license on him. He has a license but didn't have it physically on his person. He was charged and was facing 6 months in jail. Since he could not afford an attorney he was given one by the court. His attorney would not return his calls a his only "consultation" with my son was in front of the judge. On the day the trail was to start my son asked for a continuance, due to his son being born premature two day prior and on life support in the ICU. He stated he had been without sleep for three days and was mentally and emotionally unable to participate in his defense. The judge denied it saying it not a good enough reason. The prosecutor stated he would drop the charges if my son agreed to pay the attorney. The judge said "sounds good" and hit his gavel and my son was stuck with fees he cannot pay. How is this legal? They did not ask my son before they made this decision. He was poor then he still is, what's the point of the 6th amendment protection (right to counsel) if any judge can take it away?