How to get a lawyer if i barely have money?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Albany, GA

I want to get a lawyer because i am trying to drop a simple battery charge against my fiancee but I do not have any money right now and the court date is Dec 3rd.

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  1. Luca Cristiano Maria Melchionna

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    Answered . It does not seem they handle cases like yours, but try to give them a call. They may point you in the right direction http://www.probono.net/oppsguide/organization.1...
    Good luck.

    This reply is offered for educational purpose only. You should seek the advice of an attorney. The response given... more
  2. Keith G Langer

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    Answered . If your fiancee is deemed indigent, an attorney will be appointed for her. If she can afford one, she would do well to contact the GA and her county bar association for referrals.

    The foregoing is for general information purposes and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
  3. Jack Ira Klein

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    Answered . Family [domestic] violence charges cannot usually be 'dropped' by the victim. The 'state' will generally move forward with a prosecution unless their is some issue with the case which a defense attorney may be able to pursue. Your fiancee may apply to get appointed counsel and if indigent will have counsel appointed.

    You should consult an Attorney that handles Traffic cases in the jurisdiction you received the citation to... more
  4. James Regan

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    Answered . Some attorneys take payments.

    There is no confidentiality online. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. If you cannot find a local attorney on Avvo, a good place to look is the website for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL.org) Speak to several attorneys and hire the one that makes you feel confident and comfortable.
    NACDL local members: http://tinyurl.com/8ru8wtv (https://www.nacdl.org/impak/cms/members_online/...)
    NACDL Local affiliates: http://tinyurl.com/8akw2gd

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