How can my son get an attorney while in federal prison?
2 attorney answers
He can consult with a civil rights attorney to see if he has a claim. If an attorney agrees to take the case, it will be on a contingency basis which means the attorney only gets paid if he wins. Claims against the US government are very difficult to win.
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Use the find a lawyer tab or an internet search to find a civil rights attorney who handles Sec. 1983 cases. Prison can be unpleasant so most things are not actionable. But, just to be sure, speak with an attorney.
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