We need a public defender for eviction notice received. He got hurt on the property he worked on an live on we have been living here for 19 years because he worked for Wingate in the mean time the property was sold an were receiving an eviction "failure to vacate after service of notice to quite" we have a workmans comp lawyer but no defendant too help us with this.
Unfortunately you are not entitled to a public defender for eviction cases, because these are not criminal cases, they are private lawsuits between you and your landlord. Depending on the case, you may have defenses that would allow a lawyer to represent you on a contingency basis, but it's hard to say. What was the basis of the notice to quit? When is the case?
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Unfortunately, you are not entitled to an appointed lawyer on this type of case. You will need to find a landlord-tenant attorney. Perhaps your workers' comp attorney can recommend one. But act quickly.
It will be important to determine if the eviction is in retaliation for your husband filing a lawsuit or is the common result of a change of ownership. If the latter, it is important to know if you had a lease or were tenants at will. Contact a lawyer ASAP.
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