How do I get free legal representation?

Asked about 2 years ago - Perryville, MO

I'm 18, unemployed, and homeless. I'm being charged with 3rd Degree assault, and have no way of hiring a private attorney. I have asked the judge for a court appointed lawyer and was told I would be unable to receive one since I'm not facing jail time. It would appear as though my only option would be to plead guilty to a crime I did not commit, and pay fines for which I have no money.

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  1. Robert Edward Caldwell Jr.

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Try the arch city defenders. You are most certainly facing jail time in a 3rd degree assault, unless the prosecutors have said otherwise. I would apply for the public defender anyway and wait for them to turn you down first.

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