She has been in a domestically violent situation. She is 20 years old, has two babies. She was trying to leave the guy, he grabbed the 2 year old from her and she pepper sprayed him. When the police came she explained to them that he's not supposed to be around them but she had no paperwork to prove that and him and his friends all said she started the altercation and she was then charged with inj to a child reck bi and assault fm bi.
Your question is more appropriate under Criminal Law. Because your daughter cannot afford an attorney she will need to request a court appointed attorney from the court. This is not automatic. The judge in her court will decide if she qualifies for a court appointed attorney based on her income.
It sounds like she may need both a criminal defense attorney and a family attorney. For criminal, she should apply with the court for a court-appointed attorney. For family, there should be a pro bono legal clinic in your area. She could apply for assistance there.
If your family cannot afford to retain an attorney, the Court will appoint someone to represent your daughter. Unfortunately, that will be done at the Court's pace. You may still call around and talk with local lawyers. Good luck.
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