I am a solicitor in Scotland. Ideally you want a solicitor to appear for you. In the meantime can you tell me why the sentnce was deferred? Did the sheriff order background reports and if so what ones?
I think they want to see you because it's a police assault. I don't think you'll go to jail as a first offender but the court will consider a payback order or other community disposal. I think you should get a solicitor to appear with you.
These things are all mitigation which a skilled solicitor can put before the court on your behalf.
i think because you assaulted a policeman. The court wants to see you. It may end up a fine. You will get credit for an early guilty plea but the court always takes police assault seriously.
Not if your case is presented properly, no.