Can I get free legal help?
2 attorney answers
If a tenant is behind in rent, the landlord can provide a three day notice to vacate. If the tenant does not vacate, the landlord can file an eviction petition using the three day notice to vacate. After the tenant has been served, the justice of the peace will hold a hearing on the eviction petition. If the tenant owes rent, the justice of the peace will likely rule in favor of the landlord and order the tenant to vacate within five days. The order typically is served by a Constable.
If this is not clear, please retain an attorney to review your paperwork.
Bottom line, if the tenant owes rent, the tenant is likely to lose an eviction hearing.
Probably no free legal help. If you qualify, maybe from legal aid. Otherwise, attorneys can’t generally afford to provide you with free assistance.