Can they make me enter a plea without representation or will they assign me an attorney after I get bailed out?
Question Details: I was arrested for theft and posses of card that was given to us by the owner of the card to use.
They can't make you plea ever--with or without representation. You have to choose to plead.
You have the right to ask for an attorney to be assigned to you (e.g. a public defender) but have to qualify for it (e.g. have a low-enough income and few-enough assets); if you don't qualify, you have to hire/pay for your own attorney. Ask the court to be assigned a lawyer and see if you qualify for one.
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