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Pro Bono Criminal Lawyer in Los Angeles, CA

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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.
Thank you.

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If he cannot afford to hire an attorney, a public defender will be appointed to him when he is In Court tomorrow. They have many excellent attorneys who will be able to handle the extradition issues.

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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.

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If the person isn't guilty then it is for public benefit.

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You can get a public defender assigned to him and they would be able to advise him regarding his extradition procedures.

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