How do I represent myself in court as the defendant in a domestic violence case in United States
I can not afford a lawyer. My spouse interrupted my phone conversation which started alteration. Then he went into my pocket-book for a credit card without my permission. After taking it back from him, I had it in my hand still talking. He went inside the bathroom while I was walking to sleep, came out and showed me lip on the lip accusing me of it. The next thing I know without even hearing him use the phone, the police was at my door. I was finger printed as a criminal, with a restraining order prohibiting me from even talking to my children.