We need a pro bono lawyer for court tomorrow morning and I don't know how to go about finding one.
He has been arrested for a bench warrant from MO. It's an 8 year old felony drug possession conviction. He was sentenced to probation and didn't report, so the reason for the warrant is failure to appear.
He has no bail.
We are hoping that he will not be extradited and would like to fight extradition. We are also wondering if he can be released here, and return to MO on his own to take care of the situation.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, we are at the end of our rope here.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Pro bono is short for "pro bono publico," which means "for the public's benefit." A criminal case is not a "public's benefit" case.
What you want is a public defender. The public defender's office represents people who lack the money to hire an attorney of their own in a criminal case. Just ask for one at your first time before a judge.