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17 10, 11:04am
True, except the traffic ticket part. You can't get a court-appointed attorney for things like that, only for the kinds of crimes that land you in jail. (Murder, rape, sexual assault, theft, etc.) Traffic violations are treated differently and are handled in a different court than the criminal ones are. You _can_ bring in a lawyer, but you have to hire them and pay them completely on your own.
While you can end up in jail over unpaid traffic tickets, the crime that lands you there is not paying them, not the traffic violations on their own.