Do I need a lawyer in Municipal Court?

No, you do not. You are entitled to a lawyer at your own expense. However, you are not required to hire a lawyer, and most municipal defendants appear without attorneys.

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1. Are Municipal violations criminal matters?
2. Do I need a lawyer in Municipal Court?
3. Can a lawyer be appointed for me if I cannot afford one?
4. What if I plead not guilty to a violation?
5. What if I have a complaint regarding a Police Officer?
6. If I have an attorney, can I still talk with the City Attorney's Office?
7. What type of advice or counsel can I get from the City Attorney's Office?
8. What is the distinction between the City Attorney and the District Attorney?