My son has decided to go to trial because he feels the cop used extreme force when he was arrested. This maybe the truth,but I cannot afford an attorney for a trial. I had one for the hearing where he would have received probation. I found out after the fact that I would qualify for a court appointed attorney. I was told because I had retained one she would have to report to court on the new date. I was the one who called the police due to son going into a rage and threatning me. I had hoped he would at fifteen learn a valuable lesson. I feel like I get kicked in the teeth no matter what.