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In this state you would go before the judge for an arraignment. You would consult with the judge concerning an attorney before you would be allowed to enter a plea. You would be not allowed to enter a guilty plea until you had either consulted with an attorney or waived your right to consult with an attorney. You would be informed that the state would appoint you an attorney if you can not afford one. (They do not inform you he will be just out of law school and not have any idea what he is doing.)

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