What if you cant afford a lawyer?

Asked over 1 year ago - Ashland, KY

son cant afford a lawyer for DUI,what can happen

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  1. Frank Mascagni III

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    Answered . If you son cannot afford a private attorney, have him ask the judge at the next court appearance to appoint him a public defender/public advocate to represent him. If he is indigent, the court will appoint him an attorney at no expense. Good luck.

    I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this... more
  2. David Brent Cox

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    Contributor Level 12

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    Answered . Mr. Mascagni is correct. When charged with a crime, you are entitled to have the court appoint the Department of Public Advocacy to represent if you cannot afford to hire an attorney. DUI cases usually have numerous technical issues to be considered so do not go without an attorney. Good luck!

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  3. Barry Franklin Poulson

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . He should ask the court to appoint an attorney. If he cannot afford an attorney, the court must supply a public defender.

    We do not have a client/attorney relationship until you make an appointment, we discuss your case face to face, I... more

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