I am broke and pregnant with a 1 year old. The crimes I'm being accused of happened when I was underaged and the victim is my father who does not want me to go to jail. Property crimes including theft of a firearm. I did not intend to commit these crimes I need help I am scared to let public defender handle this I need someone good.
You will most likely not find an attorney to take your matter pro bono, unless it is a high profile case and they believe that the publicity will get them more clients. Public Defenders are attorneys, and most of them are capable, highly experienced. The problem is that they are drastically over worked. You can use the "find lawyer" tab, and then contact local attorneys.
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Contact the County Bar Association where the cases are pending and make the request for assistance. You may also request the Court an attorney to represent you. Good luck.
You cannot force a private attorney to take a case pro bono. They will only take a case if they want to. I get these requests all the time, and I will not represent a person for free who doesn't want to use the Public Defender because it is unfair to my clients who pay me. My response is Public Defenders are licensed attorneys and in my jurisdiction, very experienced and dedicated, and are often unfairly criticized. Many private lawyers do not do as good a job as Public Defenders. You do not have a choice. Use the Public Defender unless someone is going to loan you the money to hire private counsel. The Constitution gives you the right to a free lawyer if you can't afford one, not the free lawyer of your choice.
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You should first find out if your county does have an actual Public Defender's Office. Many counties in Texas use system of appointing private attorneys to represent defendants that can't afford their own lawyer. The lawyers on the list tend to be very experienced attorneys. Good luck.
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