In short, my younger brother was arrested with an attempted murder charge for which he did not commit. I know everyone says that, but there are many, many people who have pointed out the actual shooter. My brother was not a part of the crime scene at all. The only evidence is an eye witness account. We believe this circumstance or person is using my brother as a scapegoat since he doesn't have a criminal record. The person who did commit the crime has been identified by many people in the community but they are a bit reluctant to come forward. We are in desperate need of help. My mother is of poor health and is overwhelmed by these circumstances. My brother is innocent and we need someone on our team willing to prove this case and take the right person off the street. Thank you.
It is extremely rare, if ever, that an attorney in private practice would take on a criminal matter (especially attempted murder) pro bono. This is because a defendant who cannot afford a lawyer will be given a lawyer free of charge by the court.
Pro bono criminal defense work for folks who have not the resources to hire their own attorney is handled by the public defenders office. Period end of story.
Sometimes in very rare cases a private attorney will take a case pro bono but even then its for selfish usually publicity reasons.
Also the family needs to step up if you are not happy with the public defender or his current attorney. Everyone kick in a few thousand and next thing you know - you have an attorney. Most attorneys take payments and plastic.
The above information does not establish an attorney client relationship nor is it meant to provide legal advice.
Public defenders are pro bono attorneys. If you can find an independently wealthy criminal defense attorney, that person may be able to help.
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