In general, it's best to hire a private attorney to represent you when you are charged with a DUI. If you are unable to afford one, however, the court may appoint a public defender to represent you during trial. Here's more information about this issue. At the Arraignment The first time you may be provided with a public defender is at your arraignment. This is a hearing where the court clarifies the charges against you, hears how you choose to plea (e.
27 February 2017